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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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Medicines
Breakthrough: Tablets Preventing HIV Virus Transmission Discovered

By IBTimes AU

A new tablet Truvada, made by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences, can prevent transmission of HIV virus, according to a study published in Lancet, a medical journal. The participants in 2014’s International AIDS Conference rejoiced and welcomed... (10:51 pm)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, SOUTH AFRICA

An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares near the border with the northern Gaza Strip
Canada Seeks Probe into Weapons Seized at UN Schools in Gaza

By IBTimes AU

The Canadian Government has called for a UN investigation into the reported discoveries of weapons caches at the UN-run schools in the Gaza Strip, reported Global Post. According to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird it was shocking that st... (2:36 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, INTERNATIONAL LAW

Pope Francis poses with Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan (C), her husband and two children during a private meeting at the Vatican July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman, who was spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred fr
Pope Francis Meets Sudanese Woman Who Was Spared Death for Apostasy (PHOTOS)

By IBTimes AU

Pope Francis was every inch visibly moved when he met on Thursday Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith even as a death sentence loomed over her head. (1:13 pm)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, RELIGION, SUDAN

An Air Algerie Airways plane prepares to land at Houari Boumediene Airport in Algiers July 24, 2014.  An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation officia
End of Times Signs: 3 Aviation Accidents in 1 Wk, 500 Total Deaths; Air Algerie AH5017 Latest

By IBTimes AU

Has the world reached the purging stage as precursor to the prophesied end of times? In just a span of seven days, some 500 lives were lost from around the world due to three aviation accidents, the latest of which is the Air Algerie flight AH5017. (11:10 am)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, RUSSIA, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, UKRAINE, ALGERIA

U.S. actor George Clooney adjusts his bowtie as he arrives for the premiere of "Gravity" at the 70th Venice Film Festival in Venice in this file photo taken August 28, 2013.
George Clooney Reveals Wedding Details, Says He is Marrying Up by Choosing Amal Alamuddin

By IBTimes AU

George Clooney is set to marry Amal Alamuddin on September 20, 2014 in Venice Italy bringing to an end his perennial bachelorhood which has earned him a playboy reputation and even sparked homosexuality questions. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, HOLLYWOOD, LAWYER, WIKILEAKS

American flags flap in the wind at the Cannon Ball Flag Day celebration at the Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota
Study Reveals The Most Unhappy Cities in The US

By IBTimes AU

The United Nations conducts a survey every year and determines the happiest countries on the basis of the polls. The results are out in the World's Happiness Report. This however takes all the nations into account. A recent research sought to identify the unhappiest cities in the United States. (Jul 23)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK

A member of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry walks near parts of the wreckage at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev (UKRAINE - Tags: DISASTER POLITI
MH17 Victims' Bodies Seized by Rebels Angers World; UN Backs Australia Resolution

By IBTimes AU

New fighting erupted at the rebel centre of Donetsk on July 21 near the railway station, with separatists describing the incident as the government's attempt to take back the city. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Israeli police officers stand guard during a protest by Israeli Arabs in the northern city of Nazareth, against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip
565 Killed in Palestine: U.S. ‘Finally’ Wants Ceasefire in Gaza as 2 Israeli-Americans Were Killed

By IBTimes AU

At least 565 Palestinians died so far, and U.S. finally asks for ceasefire. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, ISRAEL

Australian Palestinian community protests against Israel's military action in Gaza, in Sydney
Turkey Called Israel ‘More Barbaric than Hitler,’ 425 Slaughtered So Far in Palestine ‘Massacre’

By IBTimes AU

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey, accused Israel of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.” Erdogan criticised the Israeli government after it had launched ground invasion in Gaza. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron with EU leaders in Brussels
Study Shows Danes Are the Happiest On Earth

By IBTimes AU

We all have our share of up's and down's, a few smiles and some sorrow and we know we are, if not a very happy lot at least we are a happy lot. But back in Denmark, the scenario is quite different; they are all smiles and no worry. (Jul 21)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION