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United Nations

The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

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Ukraine Peace Deal Falters as Rebels Show no Sign of Surrender
Ukraine President Calls for New Anti-rebel Offensive as Crisis Deal Falters

By Reuters

Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, called on Tuesday for government forces to relaunch an offensive against pro-Russian rebels after a local politician from his own party was found dead with signs of torture. (2:16 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JOE BIDEN, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, WHITE HOUSE, POLAND

Seoul has been watching their notorious northern counterpart closely for signs of another nuclear test after it threatened last month that it would conduct a “new form” of test (Photo: Reuters)
As Obama Plans to Visit Seoul, North Korea Possibly Planning Fourth Nuclear Test with Uranium-Based Device

By IBTimes IN

South Korean intelligence has detected heightened activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site, indicating that the reclusive nation is possibly in preparations for another nuclear test. (Apr 22)

A health worker sprays disinfectant in a house belonging to someone suspected of coming into contact with Ebola virus in Macenta March 26, 2014 in this picture provided by Plan International. Authorities in Guinea scrambled on Friday to halt the spread of
Ebola Outbreak in Africa: Local And Global Health Groups Rally to Prevent Viral Disease

By IBTimes AU

Several months after the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa which killed over a hundred in Guinea and Liberia, local and international health organizations have taken huge steps to prevent the spread of the disease. (Apr 22)

Anti-Assad allies rebuff Syrian presidential election plan
U.S. says Examining Use of Toxic Chemical in Syria

By Reuters

The United States has indications a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining whether the Syrian government was responsible, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. (Apr 22)

AU Donates $20 Million to Syrian Refugee Children

By IBTimes AU

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced that Australia will provide $20 million to Syrian refugee children in the wake of the Syrian crisis. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, AUSTRALIA, ARIZONA

Philippine Budget Carrier Eyes Flights to New Zealand

By IBTimes AU

A month after air pact between New Zealand and the Philippines was signed in March, one of the latter's budget carriers has applied to mount flights to the Kiwi nation. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

International Mother Earth Day 2014 (Photo: The Earth Day Flag created by John McConnell, Wikimedia Commons)
Earth Day 2014: History, Origin and Significance; 10 Inspiring Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart

By IBTimes IN

Earth Day aka International Mother Earth Day 2014 - Here is the history, origin and significance of the day, and 10 inspiring quotes. (Apr 22)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key speaks at a luncheon in Sydney February 7, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Brendon Thorne/Pool
New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: CLIMATE CHANGE

Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns (Representational Image)
Dengue Outbreak at Australian Detention Centre Sparks Fresh Concerns

By Reuters

An outbreak of dengue fever at an Australian refugee detention centre in the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru sparked calls on Thursday for greater oversight at the facility, which has been criticised by rights groups and the United Nations. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, JUDICIARY

A rescuer gestures at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district
Syrian Opposition Accuses Assad's Forces of New Poison Gas Attack

By Reuters

Opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of a new poison gas attack in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, posting footage of four men being treated by medics. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS