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UN-backed research ship scours Indian Ocean for plastic waste

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and ‘microplastics’ used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean, underscoring the risk of dramatic upheavals in marine ecosystems even in one of the world's least-known and least-visited environments.

Pakistan: Gunmen open fire at cops, 4 killed

Karachi, Aug 12 (IBNS) At least four policemen were killed in Pakistan's Zaman Town area as gunmen opened fire at them on Wednesday, media reports said.

UNICEF offers support to Pakistan authorities as child abuse investigation continues

New York, Aug 12 (IBNS): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has offered its support to Pakistani authorities as they open an investigation into emerging reports of widespread abuses against children in the country’s district of Kasur, an agency official has confirmed.

Afghanistan: Five killed in Kabul airport suicide attack

Kabul, Aug 10 (IBNS) At least five people were killed in a suicide attack at the entrance gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Monday, officials said.

Security Council deplores latest terrorist attacks in Afghan capital

New York, Aug 10 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the series of terrorist attacks that have taken place in the Afghan capital, Kabul, since last Thursday and resulted in hundreds of casualties and at least 70 deaths, including children.

Bangladesh blogger death: Case filed against four anonymous assailants

Dhaka, Aug 8 (IBNS): A case has been filed against four anonymous assailants in connection with the murder of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay in Dhaka on Friday.

20 Kabul Police Academy recruits killed in suicide attack

Kabul, Aug 7 (IBNS): A suicide bomber on Friday blew himself up near Afghanistan's Kabul police academy, resulting in the loss of lives at least 20 recruits.

Another blogger killed in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Aug 7 (IBNS): A blogger has been killed by militants in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Friday, media reports said.

Civilians continue to bear brunt of Afghan conflict, UN report reveals

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS): Civilians continued to bear the brunt of the Afghan conflict in the first half of 2015, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, noting that casualties are projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented last year.

UN experts urge Pakistan to strengthen protection of children after latest execution

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS): United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday condemned the execution in Pakistan of Shafqat Hussein, who was reportedly 14 years old when he was convicted of murder, and called on the country to strengthen the protection of children.

New Afghan Taliban leader releases audio message

Kabul, Aug 1 (IBNS) Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has released a audio message where he has called for unity among Talibans, media reports said.

Gunmen opens fire at political rally in Sri Lank's Colombo, one killed

Colombo, July 31 (IBNS): Unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire at a political rally in Sri Lanka's Colombo city, leaving one person dead.

Amnesty International says more Myanmar prisoners of conscience remain behind bars

London, July 30 (IBNS) The release of at least 11 prisoners of conscience in a mass prisoner amnesty in Myanmar Thursday is a step in the right direction, but authorities must immediately clear the country's jails of the scores of peaceful activists who still remain behind bars, Amnesty International said.

Children in Nepal still at risk three months after devastating quake: UNICEF

New York, Jul 28 (IBNS): Three months after Nepal's devastating 25 April earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid, warned the United Nations's Children Fund (UNICEF).

US embassy employee shot dead in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 26 (IBNS): Unknown gunmen have shot dead a Pakistani man who was working with the United States embassy in Islamabad, media reports said on Sunday.