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UN chief: Combatants in 11 countries have backed global ceasefire call

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that warring parties in 11 countries have responded positively to his appeal for a global ceasefire to tackle...

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...

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Faint glimmers of hope as virus deaths slow in places

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be levelling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in...

Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after Covid-19 symptoms worsen

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms worsened, Downing Street has confirmed. Mr Johnson was admitted to...

Pep Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting coronavirus

Pep Guardiola’s mother has died after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City have announced. City said Dolors Sala Carrio passed away at the age of 82 in...

JK Rowling fully recovered after suffering ‘all symptoms’ of coronavirus

JK Rowling has said she is “fully recovered” after suffering “all symptoms” of coronavirus. The Harry Potter author said she had not been tested but...

Son to start mandatory four-week national service in South Korea this month

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will start his mandatory four-week national service in his native South Korea this month, the Premier League club have announced. Son...
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