Saturday, 19 August 2017

Tag Archives: UN

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha recieves UN Environment recognition

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MUMBAI: Toilet Ek Prem Katha is raking in the money unlike the recent Bollywood releases. Audience have so far loved what Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar have done in the film, and have been giving the movie the much needed love. The film talks about the prevalent issue of open defecation ...

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Spain rescues 600 migrants in one day

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SPAIN’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddle boats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a baby. The UN says more ...

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Pakistan to celebrate Independence Day at United Nations

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UN: Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14. Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music. ...

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North Korea rejects UN sanctions, says no nuclear negotiations

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SEOUL: North Korea on Monday condemned the latest United Nations sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the United States. The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement ...

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Our soldiers won’t be patient forever, says China

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As the standoff between India and China at Doka La enters its second month, Beijing appears to be running out of patience. In a closed-door meeting last week, Chinese officials told foreign diplomats that the Chinese Army has been waiting patiently since the standoff started but they will not do ...

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‘Smart’ money moving to ‘green’ financing: UN report

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UN: Even though investments towards sustainable development in developing countries have fallen short by nearly $2.5 trillion each year, emerging financial products and encouraging policies illustrate that both public and private sectors are serious about correcting that trend, the United Nations environment arm has said. In its new report on ...

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Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision on Hebron holy site

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JERUSALEM: The U.N. cultural agency declared the old city in the West Bank town of Hebron as a Palestinian world heritage site, a decision that outraged Israeli officials who say the move negated the deep Jewish ties to the biblical town and its ancient shrine. The move was the latest ...

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Pakistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan pledge to enhance ties

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DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday attended the tripartite meeting with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon and Afghan President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani in Dushanbe. “During the meeting held in a sincere, cordial and friendly atmosphere, the leaders discussed the ways of further strengthening and development of trilateral and multilateral ...

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Attacks in Parachinar and Quetta leave scores dead

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QUETTA: Pakistan’s prime minister has ordered security to be tightened across the country after multiple bomb attacks killed at least 54 people and injured more than 120 others. One of Friday’s attacks killed 41 people and injured more than 100 others when two explosions struck a crowded market in Parachinar, a ...

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