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UN envoy warns of Kobane ‘massacre’, asks Turkey to help

Kurdish residents in Kobane “will be most likely massacred” by advancing Islamic State jihadists, formerly known as ISIS, a UN envoy warned Friday, urging Turkey to stop blocking Kurds from crossing i

UN: More than 330 killed since ceasefire

More than 330 people have been killed in Ukraine since a fragile truce began a month ago, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that five million people were affected by continuing violence.

Bend it like Karim Benzema

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (centre) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during Champions League Group B match— AFP

Frenchman nets goal in 77th minute to hand Real Madrid a 2-1 win

3,072 migrants died in Mediterranean

More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said on Monday.

Physicists teleport photons over 25 km

Physicists in Switzerland said on Monday they have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal, in which information transited from light to matter, over a record distance of 2

Timing wrong on FIFA watch ruling, says UEFA supremo Michel Platini

Michel Platini won’t return a luxury watch gifted by organisers of the Brazil World Cup. Photo: AFP/ File

UEFA supremo Michel Platini said Friday he would not be complying with FIFA`s demand to return a luxury watch given as a gift by organisers of the Brazil World Cup.

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

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra