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Norway tops UN list of happiest countries on earth

Norway has jumped to top spot in this year's World Happiness Report, knocking its neighbour Denmark off the top spot, into second place.

Norway has jumped to top spot in this year's World Happiness Report, knocking its neighbour Denmark off the top spot, into second place.

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All smiles: Norway tops World Happiness Report 2017

Norway wiped the smile off Denmark’s face on Monday by beating its Nordic neighbour to top spot in a global happiness survey.

Norway wiped the smile off Denmark’s face on Monday by beating its Nordic neighbour to top spot in a global happiness survey.

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US to change its approach to North Korea after missile tests

Nikki Haley has told the United Nations Security Council the US is re-thinking its diplomatic approach to North Korea following repeated missile tests by the secretive…

Nikki Haley has told the United Nations Security Council the US is re-thinking its diplomatic approach to North Korea following repeated missile tests by the secretive…

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North Korea test fires four more missiles

North Korea has fired four more ballistic missiles, three of which fell into the sea near Japan.

North Korea has fired four more ballistic missiles, three of which fell into the sea near Japan.

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Homs attack - a deliberate attempt to derail Geneva peace talks?

A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de

A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de

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Russia honours fallen diplomat Vitaly Churkin

Russia's late ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has been honoured in Moscow at a memorial service.

Russia's late ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has been honoured in Moscow at a memorial service.

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Geneva peace talks: looking for a way out of Syrian war

Opposing sides in the Syrian war have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.

Opposing sides in the Syrian war have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.

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Syrian opposition calls for direct talks with Assad regime in Geneva

Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in…

Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in…

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Russia's UN ambassador dies

64-year-old Vitaly Churkin had served as Moscow's permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2006.

64-year-old Vitaly Churkin had served as Moscow's permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2006.

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Concerns grow over Pyongyang's weapons capabilities

The ballistic missile launched on Sunday (Feb 12) by North Korea has a range of more than 2,000 kilometres according to South Korea’s intelligence agency.

The ballistic missile launched on Sunday (Feb 12) by North Korea has a range of more than 2,000 kilometres according to South Korea’s intelligence agency.

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UN launches Yemen aid appeal in bid to avert famine

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

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The UN needs a new generation of leaders: view

At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.

At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.

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US blames Russia for rise in violence in Ukraine

The US has strongly condemned what it calls Russia’s ‘‘agreesive actions’‘ in eastern Ukraine.

The US has strongly condemned what it calls Russia’s ‘‘agreesive actions’‘ in eastern Ukraine.