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Kobane: New IS push amid US warning on air strikes

23:38 09/10/2014

The US and UK have warned that air strikes alone will not prevent Islamic State (IS) fighters from seizing the Syrian town of Kobane.

Ebola outbreak: 'Five infected every hour' in Sierra Leone

14:53 02/10/2014

A leading charity has warned that a rate of five new Ebola cases an hour in Sierra Leone means healthcare demands are far outstripping supply.

Declaration signed on illegal wildlife trade

08:36 16/02/2014

Governments from around the world have vowed to take action on the illegal trade in wildlife.

Is the Arms Trade Treaty feasible?

09:16 09/04/2013

After 7 years of negotiations, the United Nations has finally endorsed the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), breaking a deadlock over the global trade of conventional weapons.

Ban urges 'amicable' end to Philippines, China sea dispute

17:19 24/01/2013

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for an “amicable” settlement to a mounting West Philippine Sea territorial dispute between China and other Asian nations.

Cameron reshuffles ailing government

19:30 04/09/2012

British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his ailing coalition government on Tuesday, but unpopular finance minister George Osborne was expected to keep his job.

India, Pakistan talks take place amid fresh tensions

08:20 04/07/2012

India and Pakistan's foreign secretaries were to meet Wednesday to bolster a fragile peace dialogue undermined by political flux in Pakistan and fresh tensions over the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Syria defiantly denies killings, UN council meets

08:18 28/05/2012

Syria on Sunday strongly denied allegations that its forces killed scores of people — including women and children — in one of the deadliest days of the country's uprising, and the U.

Iran, world powers agree Moscow meet, little else

08:25 25/05/2012

Iran and six world powers closed two days of “very intense” nuclear talks Thursday with little to show except an agreement to meet again next month in Moscow after sharp disagreements over the way forward.

UK Foreign Secretary Hague promotes education

11:31 26/04/2012

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived in Hanoi on April 24 as part of a regional tour with education is a key element of the visit.

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