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Mamata Banerjee meets Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray, Sanjay Raut in Mumbai | 7-day institutional quarantine for international travellers from 'at-risk' nations in Maharashtra | India summons Pakistan official over model's photoshoot at Kartarpur Sahib | Mumbai to be hit by heavy rains tomorrow, cyclonic storm in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh: IMD | No Mamata-Uddhav meeting in Mumbai owing to Maharashtra CM's health condition

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sells half of his shares in company

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sold half of his shares in the company presumably due to an upcoming Washington state law imposing a 7 per cent tax on long-term capital gains over $250,000 that is due to take effect in 2022, the media reported on Monday.

Barbados becomes world’s newest republic

Bridgetown/UNI: Barbados has become the world's newest republic -- cutting its last remaining colonial bonds after nearly 400 years.

Financing sustainable development needed more than ever, says UN deputy chief Mohammed

New York: Securing the funding needed for sustainable development by involving as many actors from different sectors as possible, is more urgent than ever, amid a widening “trust deficit” between the haves and the have-nots, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Monday.

IOM scales up aid at EU-Belarus border, as migrant hypothermia deaths tick up

New York: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners, are scaling up aid along the border between the European Union and Belarus, amid worsening winter weather, which is leading to rising deaths due to hypothermia among asylum seekers stranded there.

Violations of Palestinian rights puts two-State solution at risk UN chief warns

New York: The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Monday.

Israel temporarily closes borders to prevent spread of Omicron strain: Prime Minister

Tel Aviv/UNI/Sputnik: Israel is banning the entry of foreigners for two weeks in order to prevent the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus strain, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett informs.

'Being punished for detecting new Covid strain': South Africa

Johannesburg: South Africa complained Saturday that it is being "punished" for detecting a new Covid-19 variant Omicron, media reports said.

Two cases of COVID-19 variant Omicron detected in UK

London/IBNS: Two people have been infected with Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant first found in South Africa, in the United Kingdom.

19 killed in Mexico bus crash, 25 others injured

Mexico City/UNI/Xinhua: At least 19 people were killed and around 25 others injured on Friday after their bus crashed into a house in central Mexico due to a brake malfunction, a local official said.

France suspends flights from 7 southern African nations amid fears of new COVID variant

Paris/UNI/Xinhua: The French government announced on Friday to immediately suspend flights coming from the southern parts of Africa following the detection of a new Covid-19 variant in South Africa.

Violence against women must stop; five stories of strength and survival

New York: Conflicts, humanitarian crises and increasing climate-related disasters have led to higher levels of violence against women and girls (VAWG), which has only intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing into sharp focus the urgent need to stem the scourge.

Poverty and violence push 378,000 Central Americans north each year

New York: For the past five years, poverty, food insecurity, climate shocks and violence have pushed, on average, some 378,000 Central Americans a year into the United States, according to a new report launched on Tuesday by the UN food relief agency.

Importance of sound, inclusive elections in Iraq ‘cannot be overstated’

New York: Following “hard-earned” parliamentary elections on 10 October, Iraqis of all political stripes must exercise restraint, eschew violence and await the outcome’s final certification by the Federal Supreme Court, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Yemen recovery possible if war stops now: UNDP report

New York: War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world, but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a report published on Tuesday.

Three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet, says UN agriculture agency

New York: Approximately three billion people, almost 40 per cent of the world’s population, cannot afford a healthy diet and another one billion people would join their ranks should further unpredictable events reduce incomes by one-third, the UN food agency said, launching a new report on Tuesday.