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UN urges world to defend women

The new UN Human rights chief called on Monday for the world to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants, formerly known as ISIS, in Iraq and Syria which he said were “increasi

‘India has most suicides’

India accounted for the highest estimated number of suicides in the world in 2012, according to a WHO report published on Thursday which found that one person commits suicide every 40 seconds globally

World Health Organisation calls for e-cigarette ban

UN agency seeks curbs on indoor use, advertising, sales to minors

Senegal blocks aid flight, puts travel curbs

Regional humanitarian hub Senegal said on Friday it had blocked a regional UN aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola, potentially hampering

No reduction in Luis Suarez ban

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Luis Suarez on Thursday failed to win a reprieve from his four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, but got a green light to resume training.

Lagos registers 10 Ebola cases

Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola, up from seven at the last count, and two patients have died, including the Liberian who brought the virus in, the health minister sa

Basketball turban ban likely to go

Trying to douse the hurt sentiments of Sikh and Muslim players, the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) is ready to review its rule which prevents cagers from wearing headgear for religious rea

Strong possibility of war crimes in Gaza: UN

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The UN's top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees

Europe must open its doors to more Syrian refugees, having welcomed only a “miniscule” number while Syria’s neighbours have reached “saturation point”, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said.

Schumacher documents stolen

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Documents relating to Michael Schumacher have been stolen, the Formula One star’s management said on Monday, with the thieves claiming them to be medical records about his coma from a devastating ski

Chanakya believed that the unfolding present will cast its shadow on the configuration of the future. That is why he believed that analysing the situation as it exists today, provides the material for devising the strategy that must be shaped for the morrow. There is a causal continuity between the past, present and the future.

The Bharatiya Janata Party is desperate to form a government in Delhi, but its attempts to cobble together the requisite numbers keep hitting a roadblock.