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UN chief launches $2bn appeal for vulnerable nations with coronavirus

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has launched a $2bn appeal to help vulnerable and conflict-torn countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and South...

UN warns of ‘major shock’ as Africa locust outbreak spreads

Uganda is scrambling to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades. An emergency government...

Iran urges UN to condemn ‘criminal act’ by US

ran’s UN ambassador is urging the body’s Security Council to condemn what Tehran calls “a criminal act” of “state terrorism” by the United States...

UN urges ‘reboot’ of world’s response to refugees after millions uprooted

The United Nations has urged governments, businesses and other agencies to “reboot” the world’s response to refugees, with the number of people fleeing their...

Observers allowed back into UN climate talks after protest

The United Nations says dozens of observers expelled from its annual climate meeting in Madrid will be allowed back into the venue. Some 100 people...

UN chief calls warns climate change near ‘point of no return’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday the world’s efforts to stop climate change had been “utterly inadequate” so far and there was a...

US begins withdrawal from Paris climate pact

The US has told the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of state...

UN report to warn of climate change impacts on oceans

A new UN report is set to warn that climate change is having a significant impact on the oceans, with millions in coastal communities...

Supreme Court to rule on Tuesday on suspension of Parliament challenges

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to find out the ruling of the UK’s highest court over the legality of his advice to...

Iran criticises Boris Johnson after he attributes blame for Saudi attacks

Iran has rebuked British Prime Minster Boris Johnson after he blamed the Islamic republic for the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities ahead of...

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New York governor begs for help amid ‘staggering’ death toll

New York’s governor has issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus. “Please come help us in...

UN chief says initial coronavirus cases in Syria just ‘tip of the iceberg’

The UN humanitarian chief has warned that the 10 cases of Covid-19 and one death confirmed in Syria are just “the tip of the...

Covid-19: Number of patients being treated in England’s hospitals jumps almost 50%

There has been almost a 50% rise in just a few days in the number of people being treated for coronavirus in England’s hospitals,...

Jack Grealish apologises for breaking coronavirus lockdown to visit friend

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is “deeply embarrassed” after he “stupidly agreed” to go to a friend’s house this weekend during the coronavirus lockdown,...

Vincent van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum in overnight raid

A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread...
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