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‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

In this image taken from video people travel on the road near Bentiu South Sudan on Sunday April 20, 2014. AP

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Iran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick

This Feb. 6, 2014 photo, provided by the office of the Iranian President, shows Hamid Aboutalebi, an Iranian diplomat, who was recently named as Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, speaking in his office in Tehran, Iran. President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at blocking Iran’s chosen ambassador to the United Nations but says he’s only treating it as guidance. The unusual legislation bars anyone from entering the U.S. as a U.N. representative if they’ve engaged in espionage or terrorist activity and still pose a threat to U.S. security. It’s aimed at blocking Hamid Aboutalebi, linked to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. AP

A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the United Nations after the United States blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

In this Tuesday, April 15, 2014 file photo, Japan's Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi speaks during the 26th whale meat tasting event in Tokyo. AP

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial “research” whaling mission in the Antarctic after a United Nations’ court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as science.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Call for sanctions against N. Korea over abuses

Michael Kirby, chairperson of the commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  AP PHOTO/ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS

The United Nations Security Council should slap targeted sanctions on North Korean officials responsible for grave human rights abuses, the head of a special UN inquiry said Thursday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

In this photo taken Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, waves at people kept back by a wire fence, as he walks surrounded by U.N. security personnel in a secured location in Bangui, Central African Republic. AP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

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

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

This picture taken on Saturday, March 1, 2014, provided by the anti-government activist group Coordination Committee In Kfar Takharim, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrian citizens inspecting destroyed cars and buildings which were attacked by a Syrian government forces airstrike in the town of Kfar Takharim in the northwest province of Idlib, Syria. AP

The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding. Starvation was only one form of torture they endured. Some bear the marks of strangulation. Others have vivid bruises and welts from being beaten.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief calls for dialogue, calm over Ukraine

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on all sides in the Ukraine crisis to “exercise maximum restraint” and engage in dialogue to de-escalate the situation there.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Climate: Farming emissions to rise 30% by 2050

Where have all the trees gone? INQUIRER file photo.

Greenhouse gases emitted by agriculture are on track to rise by 30 percent by mid-century, driven especially by livestock and use of fertiliser, a UN agency reported on Friday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN may approve force for Central African Republic

A woman walks past a truck waiting to leave for Chad loaded with goods belonging to Muslim residents of the PK5 district of Bangui, Central African Republic, Wednesday April 9, 2014. AP

France is predicting that the United Nations Security Council will vote unanimously Thursday to authorize a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence between Christians and Muslims.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

300-kph storms seen to be PH ‘norm’

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Gov. Joey Salceda   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Storms carrying winds of at least 300 kph, like Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” are likely to be “the norm for the Philippines” as a result of climate change, Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said, echoing findings made by a panel of climate experts submitted to the United Nations.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

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After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the United Nations-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN science report: Warming worsens security woes

In this Aug. 20, 2013 file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Iraq at the Peshkhabour border point in Dahuk, 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. In an authoritative report due out Monday, March 31, 2014, a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees. AP

In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming

This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo, shows an aerial view of an expressway where residents changed it to their parking in Pathum Thani province, central Thailand. A United Nations panel of scientists has drafted a list of eight “key risks” about climate change that’s easy to understand and illustrates the issues that have the greatest potential to cause harm to the planet. AP

If you have already read “12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats,” now you can move on to “8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming.”

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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