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Vessel with 58 migrants reaches Italy's Lampedusa island

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Rome, May 25 (Xinhua/UNI) A group of 57 men and one woman crossed the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy on a small vessel, reaching the Italian island of Lampedusa just before dawn on Friday, local media reported.
European Parliament election in Ireland ends smoothly
Dublin, May 25 (Xinhua/UNI) Voting in the European Parliament election in Ireland ended here on Friday night with no reports of any serious disruptions.
‘Huge’ stakes, ‘daunting’ job to tackle gender-based violence, UNICEF chief tells ...
New York, May 25 (IBNS): One-in-three girls or women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime, and “the risk multiplies” during a conflict or natural disaster, the Executive Director of UNICEF told delegates attending the first-ever “Ending Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Humanitarian Crises Conference” on Friday, in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
UN honours peacekeepers who ‘paid the ultimate price’, for the sake of others
New York, May 25 (IBNS): Ever since the UN deployed the first of its 72 peacekeeping missions back in 1948, more than 3,800 peacekeepers have lost their lives, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday, at a wreath laying ceremony in honour of those “brave men and women” who serve.
Abe, US national security adviser hold talks ahead of Trump's state visit to Japan
Tokyo, May 24 (Xinhua/UNI) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US National Security Adviser John Bolton held talks in Tokyo on Friday to discuss US President Donald Trump's four-day state visit.
Merkel, Pompeo to hold talks in Berlin on May 31 - German Government
Berlin, May 24 (Sputnik/UNI) German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo will meet in the German capital of Berlin on May 31 to discuss both bilateral relations and pressing international matters, deputy spokeswoman of the German government, Martina Fietz, said on Friday.
Theresa May's term as Prime Minister took place during tough time for Russian-UK Ties - Kr...
Moscow May 24 (Sputnik/UNI) Theresa May's term as UK prime minister took place during a difficult time for UK-Russian relations, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday, after May announced her resignation.
Moscow court extends US spy suspect Whelan's arrest until August 29
Moscow, May 24 (Sputnik/UNI) The Lefortovsky District Court in Moscow ruled on Friday to extend the arrest of US citizen Paul Whelan, who is kept in Russian custody on espionage suspicions, until August 29, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the courtroom.
‘Great cause of concern’ UN chief tells Security Council, surveying 'bleak' state of c...
New York, May 24 (IBNS): Marking 20 years since the UN Security Council added the protection of civilians to its agenda, Secretary-General António Guterres told the chamber on Thursday that while safeguards were stronger, “compliance has deteriorated”. 
Brexit effect: Theresa May to resign as PM
London, May 24 (IBNS): UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June.
Britons take part in European Parliament elections
London, May 23 (Xinhua/UNI) Voters in Britain were heading to the polling stations on Thursday morning for the European Parliament elections.
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