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UN chief to travel to Ebola-hit countries—sources

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. AP FILE PHOTO

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Ebola-hit countries in West Africa this week to raise awareness about the health crisis, UN officials said Tuesday.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories | Read More »

Scant progress as UN climate enter final stretch

Peru Climate

United Nations global warming talks head into their last scheduled day Friday with rich and poor countries arguing over what kind of climate action plans they should present in the run-up to a key summit in Paris next year.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

High-level reinforcement for final climate push

Pacific Warming Study

Ministers and the UN chief fly into Lima this week to bolster negotiators in a final push for consensus on key elements of a world pact to curb potentially disastrous global warming.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN probes claim Palawan’s Underground River deteriorating


A report claiming that Palawan province’s main tourist draw, the Underground River, is deteriorating has prompted an investigation by the UN body that granted it the status of a World Heritage Site.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Andes glaciers melting fast

Andes Mountains

Like ailing giants, the tropical glaciers of the Andes Mountains are melting at worrying speed, raising scientists’ fears that many will disappear before anything can be done to save them.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »