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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:04:03 PM

Red Cross staffer killed in Ukraine
Geneva, Oct 3 (IANS) A staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was killed in a shell attack in eastern Ukarine.

Friday, October 03, 2014 10:00:04 AM

UN report details human rights abuses in northern Iraq
Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS) A UN report released Thursday listed a "staggering array" of human rights abuses and sectarian "acts of violence" committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 11:22:16 PM

10,000 Iraqis killed this year in IS offensive
Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) At least 9,347 Iraqi civilians have been killed and 17,386 others injured during the first nine months of this year in the offensive by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation in Iraq, the UN announced Thursday.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:56:09 PM

Chennai becomes ICC bowling action testing centre
Dubai, Oct 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday announced that Cricket Australia's National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and Chennai's Sri Ramachandra University have been accredited as testing centres for suspected illegal bowling action.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:20:05 PM

Ebola vaccine will not be ready until March: WHO
Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 12:46:08 PM

Saudi Arabia's terrorist list decline
Riyadh, Oct 1 (IANS) The number of wanted suspects on six lists published by Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry in 2003 has declined from 263 to 132.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 2:02:15 PM

Global wildlife population declined by half since 1970: WWF
Geneva, Sep 30 (IANS) The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Tuesday that the global wildlife population has declined by more than half over the last four decades.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 10:16:15 PM

Ebola leaves 3,700 orphans facing homelessness, family rejection
Geneva, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both their parents to the deadly Ebola virus disease which has caused 3,100 deaths in West Africa, according to updated Unicef estimates released Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 9:38:04 PM

98,000 denied Makkah entry for Haj
Riyadh, Sep 30 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits, media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:38:03 PM

Over 3,000 illegal migrants died in Mediterranean in 2014: Report
Geneva, Sep 29 (IANS) Up to 3,072 illegal migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2014, compared with an estimated 700 in 2013, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said Monday in a report.

Monday, September 29, 2014 8:00:08 PM

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