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Geneva: The United Nations rights office said Friday suggestions it tried to cover up allegations of the sexual abuse of children by French troops in the Central African Republic were "offensive"."I think any implication that (UN human rights chief) Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein would try to cover up sexual abuse (of) children is frankly offensive and highly unlikely if you look at his personal history," ...
Source : Zeenews | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
United States and other countries will be welcome to use civilian facilities China is building in the South China Sea for search and rescue and weather forecasting when conditions are right, Chinas navy chief has told a senior US officer.China claims 90 per cent of the South China Sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas, with overlapping claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Viet...
Source : Webindia123 | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
"Both baby and mother are in good health," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said.A number of such field hospitals have been set up in quake-hit Nepal that has been devastated byArmy paramedics from Paksitan have set up a 30-bed field hospital in Nepal to treat the victims.The 7.9-magnitude earthquake killed over 6,300 people and injured nearly 14,000 others as it flattened buildin...
Source : The Economic Times | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Manufacturing in China barely grew in April, continuing sluggish recent performance in the world's second biggest economy.Data compiled by the country's National Bureau of Statistics and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing showed Friday that the manufacturing purchasing managers' index came in at 50.1 in April, the same level as in March. A reading above 50 indicates growth.The index ...
Source : Fox News | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Prime Minister Tony Abbott has no plans to divert any of the Indonesian aid budget to drought-affected Australian farmers but he says the government is planning to help.The prime minister is tipped to visit drought-hit Queensland and NSW next week to announce a jobs package.The package is expected to cost up to $60 million and fund projects in local government areas heading into a third s...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
York Mayor Bill de Blasio denied that the city had toughened its policing strategy in response to the riots in Baltimore after some lawmakers accused the citys police force of overly aggressive tactics in its handling of protests on Wednesday night.During a series of marches across Manhattan to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered severe spinal injuries while in police custo...
Source : Webindia123 | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
A Nepalese couple rides past while carrying a sack of wheat flour through earthquake damaged buildings in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, May 1, 2015. A strong magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday devastating the region and leaving some thousands shell-shocked and displaced.Photo: Manish Swarup, APA Nepalese man puts up a barricade to stop locals entering into the damaged Durbar Square in Kathma...
Source : News Times | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
South Korea said on Friday it will push to allow more journalists to travel to North Korea to cover a wider range of cross-border exchange projects such as sports and academic programmes.Seoul's Unification Ministry said it will actively support sports, culture, academic and other civilian exchange programmes with North Korea to improve relations as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Kore...
Source : Zeenews | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
panel has asked Obama administration to press Indian govt to publicly rebuke leaders who make derogatory remarks about communitiesThe US Commission on International Religious Freedom said minorities in India have been subjected to “violent attacks, forced conversions” and ‘Ghar Wapsi’ campaigns by groups like RSS after the Modi government assumed power in 2014. Photo: PTIReligious minorities in In...
Source : Livemint | 23 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Royal fan Terry Hutt enjoys a hot drink as he celebrates his 80th birthday outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, as he continues his vigil waiting for Kate, Duchess of Cambridge to arrive at the hospital, in London, Thursday, April, 30, 2015. Kate is due to give birth late April to her second child, at St Mary's.Photo: Alastair Grant, APRoyal fan Terry Hutt enjoys a hot drink as he celebra...
Source : News Times | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday praised the country's armed forces for defeating militants in the North Waziristan tribal area, which was once considered the main base for the Pakistani Taliban.also encouraged the more than 80,000 people who were displacing almost a year of fighting to return to their homes."Peace has been restored. It is because of the sacrifices of the armed...
Source : News Times | 22 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
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