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Pharrell: 'Live Earth' concert to press for climate action
by John Heilprin - January 22, 2015 - 4:23am
Pharrell Williams says he'll have all of humanity singing together at a worldwide concert June 18 to fight global warming.
Paulo Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
by John Heilprin - December 21, 2014 - 1:47pm
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous...
Geneva Conventions invoke rights of Palestinians
by John Heilprin - December 18, 2014 - 5:46am
The international community delivered a stinging rebuke to Israel's settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying yesterday the practice violates its responsibilities as an occupying power...
UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture
by John Heilprin - December 11, 2014 - 9:32am
All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials...
UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture
by John Heilprin - December 11, 2014 - 5:09am
All senior US officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top UN officials said ye...
UN: $16.4 billion needed to aid most vulnerable
by John Heilprin - December 9, 2014 - 6:24am
The United Nations appealed yesterday for $16.4 billion to pay for global humanitarian needs in 2015, saying it needs that money to help 57.5 million of the world's most vulnerable people.
WHO says Liberia, Guinea meeting Ebola targets
by John Heilprin - December 2, 2014 - 7:02am
Liberia and Guinea have met a Dec. 1 target for isolating 70 percent of people infected with Ebola and safely burying 70 percent of those who die but Sierra Leone has not, the World Health Organization said yes...
UN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300
by John Heilprin - November 21, 2014 - 10:02am
The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursda...
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
by John Heilprin - October 22, 2014 - 2:18am
Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said...
UN: Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week
by John Heilprin - October 17, 2014 - 8:36am
The death toll from Ebola will rise this week to more than 4,500 people from the 9,000 infected and the outbreak is still out of control in three West African nations, a top official with the U.N. health agency said...
Group: Wildlife populations down drastically
by John Heilprin - September 30, 2014 - 8:46am
Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.
UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high
by John Heilprin - September 10, 2014 - 6:13am
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the UN weather agency said yesterday.
UN: MERS deadly but most cases are preventable
by John Heilprin - July 4, 2014 - 1:15am
Infection rates for the Middle East respiratory syndrome are slowing and scientists are working to stop the dangerous coronavirus from spreading further internationally, a top U.N. health official says.
UN: Hundreds killed, detained in Ukraine breakdown
by John Heilprin - June 19, 2014 - 9:05am
A steady rise in killings, torture and abductions by pro-Russia armed groups in eastern Ukraine has claimed hundreds of lives since last month, U.N. monitors in the region said Wednesday.
At UN, Vatican sex abuse compared with torture
by John Heilprin - May 6, 2014 - 8:31am
A U.N. committee compared the Vatican's handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal with torture Monday, raising the possibility that its failure to investigate clergy and their superiors could have broader legal...
WTO rules China violates 'rare earth' trade rules
by John Heilprin - March 28, 2014 - 2:28am
The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 "rare earths" and two other minerals that have key industrial and high-tech...
UN: 2013 extreme events due to warming Earth
by John Heilprin - March 25, 2014 - 3:21am
Much of the extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe and the Pacific region last year can be blamed on human-induced climate change, the UN weather agency says.
UN starts Central African Republic investigation
by John Heilprin - March 12, 2014 - 2:24am
Leaders of a UN investigation of human rights abuses in Central African Republic said they will look into "reports of genocide" as they launched the probe Monday.
Passenger: Hijacker threatened to crash plane
by John Heilprin - February 18, 2014 - 4:05am
Locking the pilot out of the cockpit, an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Italy on yesterday and diverted it to Geneva, where he asked for asylum, officials said.
Syria peace talks in doubt after 6th day in Geneva
by John Heilprin - February 16, 2014 - 4:27am
UN-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition yesterday without finding a way of breaking the impasse in peace talks.
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