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Head of UN watchdog discusses Iranian nuclear issues with US lawmakers

New York, Aug 6 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met with United States lawmakers on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. to discuss the important role the Agency can play in monitoring and verifying nuclear activities in Iran.

White House: Ban says US leadership, support vital to host of global issues

New York, Aug 5 (IBNS): The United Nations counts on the leadership and support of the United States on a range of critical issues, from climate change and sustainable development to resolving crises such as those in Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday, following a meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama.

UN chief welcomes climate change plan unveiled by President Obama

New York, Aug 4 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Clean Power Plan formally unveiled on Monday by President Barack Obama, saying it shows the determination of the United States to address global warming while also saving money and growing the economy.

New York: Winners of essay contest on UN sustainability agenda honoured

New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the 70 winners of the United Nations-sponsored Many Languages, One World contest who wrote “inspired” essays in languages not their own about a new sustainable development path that will lead to an end to poverty and a life of dignity for all.

Louisiana shooting: Gunman kills 2

Louisiana, July 24 (IBNS): At least two people were killed as a gunman open fired inside a movie theater in the US state of Louisiana on Thursday, media reports said on Friday.

UN human rights experts renew calls to visit US to advance criminal justice reforms

New York, Jul 22 (IBNS): Following last week’s unprecedented visit by United States President Barak Obama to a prison in Oklahoma, United Nations independent human rights experts on Tuesday called on the US Government to facilitate their respective requests to carry out an official visit to the country to advance criminal justice reform.

Nuclear deal with Iran is built on verification: Barack Obama

Washington, July 14 (IBNS): US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said the nuclear deal with Iran is built on 'verification'.

Washington Navy Yard on lockdown

Washington, July 2 (IBNS) The US Navy Yard in Washington DC was placed on lockdown on Thursday, officials said.

UN experts deplore South Carolina killings, urge measures against racially motivated crimes in US

New York, June 20 (IBNS) In the wake of the 'appalling' attack that left nine African Americans dead at church in South Carolina, a group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for prompt action by authorities in the United States to investigate the hate crimes and urged measures to prevent gun violence affecting the security of African-Americans, their communities and wider society as well.

Ban condemns killings in South Carolina as 'hateful act of violence'

New York, Jun 19 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the apparently racially motivated killings at an historic African American church in South Carolina in the southern United States, and expressed the hope that those responsible for such a 'hateful act of violence' will be brought to justice.

Washington: WHO and partners convene summit on improving health data

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): With more two-thirds of the world’s population living in countries that do not produce reliable statistics on mortality by age, sex and cause of death, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are leading an international collaboration in measurement and accountability for global public health over the next 15 years.

Kerry injured while cycling, cuts short Europe trip

Washington, May 31 (IBNS) US Secretary of State John Kerry was injured after suffering an accident while bicycling on Sunday close to the Scionzier in France, media reports said.

Mathematician John Nash dies in car crash

New Jersey, May 24 (IBNS) US mathematician John F. Nash Jr. passed away in a car crash with his wife here, media reports said.

5 killed, 50 injured as Amtrak passenger train derails in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, May 13 (IBNS) An Amtrak passenger train derailed in north Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least five people and injuring more than 50 others, media reports said.

Kerry visits Kenya, asks people to unite against terrorism

Nairobi, May 4 (IBNS): US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is currently visiting Kenya, on Monday urged people to unitedly fight against terrorism.