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"Aleppo is worse than a slaughterhouse" - Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary General says those using "ever-more destructive weapons in Syria" are committing war crimes. The comments come after Aleppo is pounded by intensified air strikes, knocking out two hos

The UN Secretary General says those using "ever-more destructive weapons in Syria" are committing war crimes. The comments come after Aleppo is pounded by intensified air strikes, knocking out two hos

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Bulgaria backs EU's Georgieva to be next UN chief

Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.

Kristalina Georgieva, an EU commissioner, has been nominated by her native Bulgaria as a candidate to become the next UN Secretary General.

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UN chief pledges help on talks to reunify Cyprus

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has promised to lend his support to rival Cypriot leaders as they engage in complex talks aimed at reunifying the divided island…

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Russia accused at UN of 'barbarism' and 'war crimes' in Syria

There was a bitter war of words on Sunday at a specially-convened meeting of the UN Security Council over Syria – as diplomatic efforts to broker peace give way to…

There was a bitter war of words on Sunday at a specially-convened meeting of the UN Security Council over Syria – as diplomatic efforts to broker peace give way to…

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UN to resume aid deliveries in Syria

Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.

Officials say Aleppo is not on the list of destinations for deliveries that could resume as early as Thursday.

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The war in Colombia is over, Santos tells UN

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has officially submitted the peace deal to end his country’s civil war to the United Nations Security Council.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has officially submitted the peace deal to end his country’s civil war to the United Nations Security Council.

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Syria ceasefire is 'not dead' insists Kerry, despite attack on aid convoy

At talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the Syrian ceasefire is “not dead”, despite the devastating strike on a huma

At talks on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the Syrian ceasefire is “not dead”, despite the devastating strike on a huma

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Hollande tells UN on Syria: 'Enough is enough'

During a speech at the UN General Assembly French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of a US-Russia backed ceasefire.

During a speech at the UN General Assembly French President Francois Hollande has blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of a US-Russia backed ceasefire.

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Obama urges leaders to open hearts to refugees

In his final speech to the UN General Assembly President Obama has urged wealthy nations to do more to help refugees.

In his final speech to the UN General Assembly President Obama has urged wealthy nations to do more to help refugees.

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Barack Obama: The world is too small for fundamentalism and racism

In a wide ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembley, US President Barack Obama said the world is too small to resort to fundamentalism and racism.

In a wide ranging speech to the United Nations General Assembley, US President Barack Obama said the world is too small to resort to fundamentalism and racism.

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Syrian aid convoy hit by air strikes near Aleppo

An aid convoys which had been trying to reach a remote rebel-held area is hit in an airstrike - 18 of the 31 trucks are struck with many casualties reported, mostly drivers

An aid convoys which had been trying to reach a remote rebel-held area is hit in an airstrike - 18 of the 31 trucks are struck with many casualties reported, mostly drivers

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UN General Assembly on refugees and migrants

The United Nations’ 71st General Assembly, underway in New York, is the first summit on refugees and migrants.

The United Nations’ 71st General Assembly, underway in New York, is the first summit on refugees and migrants.

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Will UN refugee summit change anything?

World leaders hold UN summit on refugee crisis * Over 65 million refugees world wide * Aid chiefs call for “dependable humanitarian funding” * Syrian refugees living in a camp in the Bekaa Valley i

World leaders hold UN summit on refugee crisis * Over 65 million refugees world wide * Aid chiefs call for “dependable humanitarian funding” * Syrian refugees living in a camp in the Bekaa Valley i

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Nadia Murad, Yazidi woman and survivor of ISIL atrocities, becomes UN Ambassador

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived trafficking and sexual abuse at the hands of ISIL, has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United…

Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived trafficking and sexual abuse at the hands of ISIL, has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United…

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Humanitarian aid convoys delayed en route to Aleppo, Syria

In Syria, trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Aleppo are waiting for fighters to pull back from the Castello Road, the last remaining supply line to the city.

In Syria, trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Aleppo are waiting for fighters to pull back from the Castello Road, the last remaining supply line to the city.

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At least 21 killed in Yemen air strikes

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

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Work to begin on second nuclear reactor in Iran

The first stone was laid on Saturday marking the start of the launch of the Iran-Russia Bushehr 2 project.

The first stone was laid on Saturday marking the start of the launch of the Iran-Russia Bushehr 2 project.

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UN seeks new sanctions on North Korea after nuclear test

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

The United Nations has strongly condemned North Korea’s fifth and most powerful nuclear test to date, agreeing immediately to draw up significant new sanctions.

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US-Russia talks go ahead in Geneva renewing hope for a ceasefire in Syria

Looking for a breakthrough, the US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are meeting in Geneva for a new round of talks on a Syrian…

Looking for a breakthrough, the US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are meeting in Geneva for a new round of talks on a Syrian…

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Greek volunteers win 2016 Nansen Refugee Award

UN refugee agency rewards Hellenic Rescue Team and psychologist Efi Latsoudi, who helped thousands of migrants reaching Greece.

UN refugee agency rewards Hellenic Rescue Team and psychologist Efi Latsoudi, who helped thousands of migrants reaching Greece.

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UN human rights chief blasts Western 'demagogues'

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.