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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

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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 »

PH determined to challenge China’s territorial claims, says Palace aide

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Abigail Valte

Encouraged by international support for bringing its territorial dispute with China to the United Nations for arbitration, Malacañang sounded Saturday as though it was ready for whatever action the country’s giant neighbor had in store for the Philippines.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PH defies China warning

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Unfazed by threats of sanctions from China, the government yesterday said it was pursuing its case in the United Nations challenging Beijing’s claim to most of the South China Sea, including areas Manila says is part of Philippine territory.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN General Assembly votes ‘yes’ on Ukraine unity

Diplomats leave their seats to photograph an electronic monitor showing a vote count, as the U.N. General Assembly voted and approved a draft resolution on the territorial integrity of the Ukraine, Thursday, March 27, 2014 at United Nations Headquarters. The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution affirming Ukraine's territorial integrity and calling the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of its Crimean Peninsula illegal. The vote Thursday was 100 in favor, 11 opposed and 58 abstentions. Unlike the Security Council, General Assembly resolutions are not subject to vetoes nor are they legally binding but they do reflect world opinion. AP

In a surprisingly strong rebuke of Moscow, the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity and deemed the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula illegal.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine predicts ‘yes’ vote in UN on its unity

A participant in a pro-Ukraine rally that called for the nation’s territorial integrity carries a poster comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin to Soviet leader Josef Stalin, under whose rule Ukraine was a divided country, in the Old Town in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The rally was held at the time when residents of Ukraine’s strategic Crimean Peninsula were voting on whether to demand greater autonomy or split off and seek to join Russia. The vote has been condemned as illegal by the United States and European countries. AP

Ukraine is predicting that the U.N. General Assembly will adopt a resolution Thursday reaffirming the country’s territorial integrity and calling the referendum that led to Russia’s annexation of its Crimean Peninsula illegal.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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