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Leaded petrol runs out of gas, century after first warnings: UN

Nairobi, Kenya: The use of leaded petrol has been eradicated from the globe, a milestone that will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths...

UN draft Afghanistan resolution ‘weakest possible’ response: HRW

Geneva, Switzerland: Rights groups voiced outrage on Monday that a draft resolution on Afghanistan before the UN's top rights body fails to order an...

UN biodiversity summit postponed to April 2022

Paris, France: The face-to-face portion of a critical UN biodiversity summit originally slated for last year will be delayed until April 2022, UN officials...

UN warns of growing hunger in Myanmar

Geneva, Switzerland: The United Nations said Friday it urgently needed funds to feed people in Myanmar amid fears that up to 6.2 million could...

UN condemns ‘dangerous’ claims of bias against aid workers in Tigray

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The UN's humanitarian chief on Tuesday condemned "dangerous" accusations by Ethiopian government officials that aid workers were biased in favor of...

Police guard killed at UN compound as fighting rages for Afghan city

Herat, Afghanistan: An Afghan police guard was killed Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged...

42 killed in extrajudicial killings in South Sudan: UN

Juba, South Sudan: The United Nations on Monday demanded an end to extrajudicial killings in South Sudan after the grisly execution of at least...

UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ Afghan civilian deaths from Taliban offensives

Kabul, Afghanistan: The United Nations warned Monday that Afghanistan could see the highest number of civilian deaths in more than a decade if the...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...
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New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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