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UN Council condemns MH17 downing, demands crash site access

Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, left, speaks during a security council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Monday, July 21, 2014. The council unanimously adopted a resolution demanding full access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.  AP PHOTO/SETH WENIG

With the backing of Russia, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet and demanded crash site access in rebel-held east Ukraine.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll soars

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US President Barack Obama called for an “immediate ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas on Sunday, after the bloodiest day of fighting in Gaza raised the number of Palestinians killed to 476.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns ‘gangster’ US

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North Korea’s top military body Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defense, and said South Korean and US charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN to vote on MH17 disaster resolution

The United Nations Security Council is expected to consider Monday a resolution demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide “full and unrestricted access” to the crash site of a downed jet in Ukraine.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Persecution of Iraqi Christians a ‘crime’ – Ban

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Sunday that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could constitute a crime against humanity.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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