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Tornadoes strike US, 16 killed

Arkansas, Apr 28 (IBNS): At least 16 people were killed as tornadoes hit south-central United States, media reports said on Monday.

Egypt court sentences 683 people

Cairo, Apr 28 (IBNS): An Egyptian court recommended death sentences for 683 people on Monday.

Ukraine: US announces fresh sanctions against Russia

Washington DC, Apr 28 (IBNS) Amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the US announced fresh sanctions against Russia on Monday.

UN urges Syria to complete chemical weapons removal

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Nearly eight percent of Syria's declared chemical weapons material remains on its territory and should be removed in the shortest possible timeframe, despite the difficult security situation, the head of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations on Sunday urged.

Pope Francis declares John XXIII, John Paul II as saints

Vatican City, Apr 27 (IBNS): Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II as saints.

Ferry mishap: South Korean PM offers resignation

Seoul, Apr 27 (IBNS): In the wake of the ferry mishap in the country which claimed over hundreds of lives, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won offered his resignation Sunday.

CAR: Ban names US diplomat as deputy head of UN mission

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed Laurence D. Wohlers of the United States as Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-Genera for the newly-created United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCa).

Ban marks Chernobyl anniversary, seeks support for recovery efforts

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): "This is an opportunity to pay tribute to the emergency workers who responded, remember the more than 330,000 people who were evacuated from contaminated regions, and stand in solidarity with the millions who still live in the affected areas in Belarus, the Russian Federation and Ukraine," said a statement issued by the spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General.

UN urges Belarus to impose death penalty moratorium

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): An independent United Nations human rights expert on Friday urged authorities in Belarus, the only European nation that still retains the death penalty, to impose an immediate moratorium on the punishment and refrain from carrying out further executions.

CAR: UN concerned over children suffering from malnutrition

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in the Central African Republic's war-torn capital, Bangui, has tripled since the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday, predicting that more children are likely to suffer in the coming months.

UN concerned over conflict-related sexual violence

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): Despite the current unprecedented political will to eliminate sexual violence in conflict, hold perpetrators to account and support victims, the reality is that raping a woman, child or man is still a largely "cost-free" crime, United Nations officials warned on Friday, appealing to all States to strengthen their cooperation to end impunity and protect the vulnerable.

Ukraine: Ban urges diplomatic solution to crisis

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on all parties to seek a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis, warning that the situation could "spin out of control quickly," while the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that is opening a preliminary probe into alleged crimes of humanity committed in the country.

Algeria: Ban lauds peaceful polls, encourages democracy

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday congratulated the people and Government of Algeria on the peaceful holding of recent presidential elections and encouraged them to work together to strengthen the democratic process in the country.

UNESCO denounces killing of media workers in Syria

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Thursday urged respect for professional and citizen journalists after three media workers from a Lebanese television station were killed while reporting on clashes south of Damascus in Syria.

Stable societies vital for advancing development: UN

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Peace and stability are vital if sustainable development is to take root and flourish, United Nations officials stressed on Thursday as the UN General Assembly met to consider how these essential conditions can contribute to eradicating poverty and ensuring well-being for all.