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Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal after election dispute
Sun, Sep 21 2014. 01 54 PM

Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal after election dispute

Ashraf Ghani will become president, with Abdullah Abdullah nominating the person to fill a new post of CEO, which will be similar to prime minister
World population to cross 11 billion by 2100: UN study
Fri, Sep 19 2014. 03 28 PM

World population to cross 11 billion by 2100: UN study

There is an 80% probability that the world’s population will increase to between 9.6 and 12.3 billion in 2100, led by a steep rise in Africa, says study
Premature deaths worldwide can be reduced by 40% by 2030: Report
Fri, Sep 19 2014. 02 23 PM

Premature deaths worldwide can be reduced by 40% by 2030: Report

In India, if the 2010 death rate continued, in 2030 there would be 9.3 million premature deaths—the most in the world
Over 2 million displaced in India due to natural disasters in 2013: UN-backed report
Thu, Sep 18 2014. 06 28 PM

Over 2 million displaced in India due to natural disasters in 2013: UN-backed report

India had third highest level of displacement, after the Philippines and China
World leaders to descend on UN headquarters next week for UNGA
Wed, Sep 17 2014. 02 27 PM

World leaders to descend on UN headquarters next week for UNGA

The UN General Assembly will see world leaders use the UN podium to address key issues like Syria conflict and Ebola outbreak
Ukraine ceasefire wobbles as eastern regions granted powers
Wed, Sep 17 2014. 01 38 PM

Ukraine ceasefire wobbles as eastern regions granted powers

Uncertainty about the peace process overshadowed the ratification of a bill expanding powers of Donetsk, Luhansk
India on the brink of urban revolution: report
Wed, Sep 17 2014. 12 42 PM

India on the brink of urban revolution: report

Over the last two decades, India’s urban population increased from 217 million to 377 million, and is expected to reach 600 million by 2031
100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN
Tue, Sep 16 2014. 06 13 PM

100 million people saved from hunger over last decade: UN

UN warned that despite the progress made, ‘about 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger’
M. Karunanidhi asks Tamils to wear black to oppose Rajapaksa’s UN address
Tue, Sep 16 2014. 02 06 PM

M. Karunanidhi asks Tamils to wear black to oppose Rajapaksa’s UN address

The DMK chief had earlier said the Sri Lankan President should not be allowed to address the UN as he denied it entry to probe war crimes
As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean
Mon, Sep 15 2014. 11 51 PM

As many as 700 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

In the worst incident, about 500 migrants are believed to have died after traffickers rammed their ship off Malta’s coast last week

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