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UNSC Reform Among Priorities of 69th General Assembly Session

world September 17, 2014 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

United Nations, Reform of the UN Security Council will be among the priorities during the 69th General Assembly session, which opened here, with the body’s new President Sam Kahamba Kutesa saying the need to reform the most powerful UN organ is “urgent”. “One of the priorities I highlighted for thisRead More

NASA Selects Boeing, SpaceX to Ferry US Astronauts to ISS

world September 17, 2014 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

Washington, With a goal to end the US’ sole reliance on the Russian Space Shuttle in 2017, NASA selected two American firms to transport astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The space agency late Tuesday chose the US multinational Boeing Co and California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) forRead More

Current Iranian uranium enrichment prog not acceptable : US

world September 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Washington, Ahead of the crucial nuclear talks between global powers and Iran in New York, the US has said that the international community cannot accept Tehran’s current uranium enrichment programme. “I fully expect in the days ahead that Iran will try to convince the world that on this pivotal matter,Read More

UN Chief Wishes Modi Attends UN Climate Change Summit

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United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wishes Prime Mininster Narendra Modi would attend the Climate Change Summit next week at the UN in New York. “I really wanted to have him participate in the climate change summit meeting,” Ban said at a news conference Tuesday. But he noted that ModiRead More

US Fed may decide on new interest rate tool this week

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New York, There is a distinct chance US Federal Reserve officials will rewrite their strategy for normalising monetary policy this week given signs that a roller-coaster debate over a new tool for controlling interest rates is nearing its resolution. Investors worldwide are watching the US central bank’s policy meeting thatRead More

UN chief welcomes U.S. support to fight Ebola

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United Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday night welcomed the support pledged by the United States for the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for “bold and courageous” international efforts to fight the epidemic. “The secretary-general warmly welcomes today’s announcement by the United States GovernmentRead More

US includes India among 22 major illicit drug producers

US includes India among 22 major illicit drug producers

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world September 16, 2014 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Washington, US President Barack Obama has identified India among 22 major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries that “significantly affect the United States” and asked it to support Afghanistan’s counter-narcotics efforts. Of these 22, three countries — Bolivia, Burma, and Venezuela — “failed demonstrably” during the last 12 months to fulfilRead More

California wildfires burn homes, force residents to flee

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San Francisco, Raging wildfires damaged or destroyed over 100 buildings in California on Monday and forced hundreds to evacuate in the drought-stricken US state, officials said. The Boles Fire, one of up to a dozen blazes gripping the state amid a heatwave, erupted near the town of Weed, some 280Read More

Ebola outbreak : WHO warns number of cases could double every 3 weeks

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Geneva, The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. Even as President Barack Obama was expected to announce the deployment of 3,000 American troops toRead More

Typhoon Hits China’s Hainan After Shutting Down Hong Kong

Latest headlines, world September 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong, A powerful typhoon slammed into China’s Hainan island on Tuesday after sweeping past Hong Kong where it disrupted flights and forced the closure of the stock market and container ports. Typhoon Kalmaegi buffeted Hong Kong with gusts of up to 159 kilometres (98 miles) per hour as it barrelledRead More