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UN urges countries to stop migrant pushbacks

The UN rights chief said Friday he was “appalled” that three Southeast Asian countries were pushing back starving migrants, of whom some 6,000 were stranded at sea.

Burmese ruby gets record $30 million at sale

Sunrise Ruby from Myanmar sold for $30.34 million

A 25.59 carat “pigeon blood” ruby sold for a world record $30.34 million at auction in Geneva Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon’s niece fetched $15.9 million

UNHRC criticises US over its ‘racist’ policies

A US delegation was censured by Unhrc members over severe lack of accountability rooted in systemic racist policies in human rights issues that has recently triggered unrest among the minority communi

Swiss gunman kills self, 4 others in family drama

A Swiss man killed three in-laws and a neighbour in a town near Zurich before turning his gun on himself, the police said Sunday, sending shockwaves through the normally tranquil nation.

WTO cuts 2015 global trade growth outlook to 3.3 per cent

World Trade Organization (Photo credit: AP)

WTO pointed out that "the 2.8 per cent rise in world trade in 2014 barely exceeded the increase in world GDP for the year

Activists call for ban on ‘killer robots’

Calling for a pre-emptive ban on the killer robots at a UN conference, NGOs and activists have said that the fully autonomous weapons could be as lethal as a nuclear bomb and could change the face of

‘Anaesthetic gases aiding change in climate too’

Anaesthetic gases used to carry out smooth surgeries are accumulating in the Earth’s atmosphere, where they are contributing to climate change, a new study has warned.

Large Hadron Collider restarts after 2-year rebuild

The Large Hadron Collider at the European Particle Physics laboratory CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.—(Photo: AP)

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s biggest and most powerful particle accelerator, has been re-started after it was shut down for two years to receive an upgrade that almost doubled its powe

India votes in favour of Palestinian resolution

The 47-member UN Human Rights Council on Saturday adopted a resolution on the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination with 45 countries, including India, voting in its favour.

‘Asylum seekers in West highest since Bosnia war’

Wars in Syria and Iraq drove the number of people requesting asylum in industrialised countries to a 22-year high in 2014, the United Nations said on Thursday, appealing for Western nations to open th

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race