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UN and Interpol leaders vow to further cooperation

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday met here with Meng Hongwei, president of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), and they vowed to further...

UN asks people with diabetes to pay attention to eye protection

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"Diabetes is a leading cause of poor eyesight and blindness worldwide. Because the changes are painless and gradual, people often only realize they have...

UN Chief Extols China Contributions on G20 Agenda

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Ban made the statements in an interview with several UN-based Chinese media outlets ahead of his attendance at the G20 Summit to be held...
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July 16 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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ANKARA/ISTANBUL -- A military statement on Turkish media said Friday the armed forces have fully seized power in the country but President Recep Tayyip...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

July 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly criticized an Israeli decision to advance settlement plans in the West Bank and occupied...
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UN boss repeats backing for Mali’s peace process

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On Monday, the rebel Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) signed the agreement in the African country's capital of Bamako, completing the signing process of...
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Observer group lead for India and Pakistan named

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Major General Lodin succeeds Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana, who will have completed his two-year assignment in July of this year. "The...
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June 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the Thursday attack on Ethiopian troops at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)...
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UN chief emphasizes on the need for dialogue with DPRK

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday stressed the need for a dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) though he urged Pyongyang...
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UNSC worried over two-year vacancy of Lebanon’s presidency

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In a press statement, the 15-member body "underlined in the strongest possible terms their concern over this prolonged vacancy, which has led to blockages...
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UN Boss seeks more commitment in protecting biological diversity

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In his message to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity, which is observed annually on May 22, Ban said, "Biodiversity and the ecosystem...
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May 14 world news summary at 0130 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki of Kenya as the Force...

UN chief begins first visit to Madagascar

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Coming from Mauritius where he had been on a two-day visit, Ban was welcomed at the Ivato airport by Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who...
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Mauritius aims to become center of excellence for International arbitration

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The conference in Port Louis is being attended by 800 delegates from 70 countries, among them the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. ...
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April 29 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday condemned the air strikes against Al Quds hospital in Aleppo, a city in north Syria,...
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Attacks on blue helmets in south Sudan probe head named

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The attack against the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilians site in Malakal, which took place on Feb. 17-18, also...
A woman carrying a baby holds a treated mosquito net during a malaria prevention action at Ajah in Eti Osa East district of Lagos, on April 21, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Africa Still Remains Biggest Victim Of Malaria Surge

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"In Africa, where the burden of malaria is greatest, the mortality rate has fallen by two-thirds," Ban said in his message for the World...
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Paris climate pact demands early implementation

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This is the largest one-day signing of any international agreement. The previous record was 119 countries signing the UN Convention on the Law of...
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the fourth Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., the United States, April 1, 2016. [Xinhua]

China appends her signature on climate change agreement of Paris

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Around 11:16 a.m. local time (1516 GMT), Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, ascended the podium in...
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UN boss welcomes reinstatement deal of South Sudanese opposition leader

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He voiced his hope that "this will enable the swift formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity" in the world's youngest country. "The secretary-general...
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China Pledges To Continue To Address Global Climate Change

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During a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Zhang said the adoption of the Paris accord is of historic significance as it charts the...
This combination photo shows the candidates for the next United Nations Secretary-General. Upper row from left to right: Igor Luksic, Montenegro's deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Danilo Turk, former president of Slovenia, Antonio Guterres, former prime minister of Portugal and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Middle row from left to right: Vesna Pusic, former Croatian foreign minister, Irina Bokova, director-general of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Natalia Gherman, former minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova. Bottom row from left to right: Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and former minister of foreign affairs of Macedonia, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Vuk Jeremic, President of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

Candidates Vying To Head UN Debate On Addressing Global Challenges

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The questions - which also came from members of civil society - to the five men and four women along with their answers were...
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Chinese VP scheduled to attend Paris climate accord ceremony

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Zhang will sign the climate agreement on behalf of China at the signing ceremony, which will be held at the UN headquarters in New...

Shunning People With Autism Is Violation Of Human Rights – Ki-Moon

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In his message to mark World Autism Awareness Day, Ban said autism is a lifelong condition that affects millions of people worldwide. "It (autism) is...
Syrian refugees stand as they gather during the visit of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to al-Dalhamiyeh camp in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

UN boss to hold key session over Syrian refugee relocation plan

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"This event follows February's conference on Syria in London, which examined the financial dimensions of the humanitarian challenge posed by the more than 13.5...

Sudan’s peace deal is heartwarming – UN Boss

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Ban welcomed the signing of the roadmap agreement, which was proposed by the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), said the statement. The latest initiative...
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Ki-moon Urges Sudan Government To Abide By Peace Agreement

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Ban welcomed the signing of the roadmap agreement, which was proposed by the African Union High-level Implementation Panel (AUHIP), said the statement. The latest initiative...
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Africa’s influence and legacy are plain to see – Ki-Moon

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"The dynamic culture and traditions of Africa continue to enrich life in the countries that were once involved in the transatlantic slave trade," the...
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March 23 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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BRUSSELS -- A third, unexploded, bomb was found at Brussels airport during a search of the terminal building on Tuesday, said Lowijk De Witte,...
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Central Istanbul’s bomb attacks condemned by UN Boss

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Saturday the bombing attack in Central Istanbul, Turkey which left at least five people dead. Earlier...