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UN human rights experts: Japan wrong to detain ex-Renault-Nissan boss Ghosn

A panel of human rights experts working with the United Nations has said former Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn was wrongly detained in Japan, and...

At least 74 migrants die as Europe-bound boat capsizes off Libya’s coast

At least 74 migrants drowned after their Europe-bound ship capsized off the coast of Libya, the UN migration agency said, in the latest in...

Climate change means more weather disasters every year, UN report warns

The UN weather agency has warned that the number of people who need international humanitarian help could increase sharply as a result of climate...

Belarus tells UN sanctions would be ‘harmful for everyone’

Belarus’ foreign minister has warned Western nations against imposing sanctions over the country’s disputed presidential election and crackdown on protesters. With the European Union and...

Leaders plead for unity at UN amid coronavirus strain

European leaders have criticised a collective failure to vanquish the coronavirus pandemic, telling the UN General Assembly that the time has come for countries...

US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored

The US has declared all international sanctions against Iran have been restored despite the rest of the world vowing to ignore the move. Donald Trump’s...

A billion students worldwide affected by Covid-19 lockdowns, UN says

The United Nations chief has said the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history. School closures in more than 160...

A billion students worldwide affected by Covid-19 lockdowns, UN says

The United Nations chief has said the coronavirus pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history. School closures in more than 160...

UN agency warns pandemic could close one in eight museums worldwide

Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure...

EU calls for independent probe of the WHO’s pandemic response

The European Union and other countries have called for an independent evaluation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) response to the coronavirus pandemic “to...

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UN allowed humanitarian access to conflict-hit region of Ethiopia

The United Nations has signed a deal with Ethiopia’s government to allow “unimpeded” humanitarian access to the embattled Tigray region – at least the...

Joe Biden’s victory certified in two key states as Donald Trump fights on

Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election results in favour of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump’s legal team continued...

China probe lands on moon in bid to return lunar rocks to Earth

A Chinese robot probe sent to return lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s landed on the moon, the government...

Belarus opposition to make list of police officers accused of abuse

Belarus’ opposition will compile a register of police officers accused of abuses against peaceful demonstrators protesting the reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader, an...

Two killed as car ploughs into pedestrian zone in German city

Two people were killed and several injured in the southwestern German city of Trier when a car drove into a pedestrian zone, police said. Trier...
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