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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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An Israeli soldier stands at a staging area after crossing back into Israel from Gaza
Israel Attacks Hamas Leader’s House after Declaring ‘Unlimited Truce’ on Eid

By IBTimes AU

Israel’s missile found the house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday, July 29, after Benjamin Netanyahu’s government declared an “unlimited truce.” (5:05 pm)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL

Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard as OSCE monitors and members of a Malaysian air crash investigation team inspect the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region
MH17: Shrapnel Hits Plane, Russia Calls for UN-led Investigation

By IBTimes AU

Recovered flight data records of MH17 showed that the plane was hit by shrapnel, confirmed a Ukrainian security spokesman (3:35 pm)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott exchange documents after signing the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement and Agreement on the Transfer of Defence Equipment and Technology, in the Mural Hall at Pa
Killer Whales Gobble Japanese Whaling Crew

By IBTimes AU

A pod of killer whales had reportedly attack Japanese whaling crew aboard MV Nisshin Maru (1:53 pm)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, COURT, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

By IBTimes AU

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "v... (12:54 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL LAW, AUSTRALIA

An imprint of where a body used to lie on the ground is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
UN Vows to Bring MH17 Crash Perpetrators to Justice; Downing of Plane a 'War Crime'

By IBTimes AU

The fatal downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine has been called a possible "war crime." According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the act of shooting down a passenger aircraft is a "v... (12:53 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, INTERNATIONAL LAW, AUSTRALIA

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
MH17 Downing Violates International Law – World Leaders

By IBTimes AU

Foreign Ministers of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (MIKTA) condemn the downing of MH17 for violating the international law (10:42 am)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, AUSTRALIA, EGYPT, MEXICO, UKRAINE

PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/GAZA
Australia Provides $5 Million Humanitarian Aid to Gaza

By IBTimes AU

Australia provides $5 million humanitarian aid to Gaza, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced (10:41 am)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, AUSTRALIA, LAWYER

An Israeli soldier reunites with his girlfriend during a 12-hour ceasefire, near Sderot
Hamas Declares 24-Hour Ceasefire on Eid as Peace Remains ‘Elusive’ in Palestine

By IBTimes AU

Hamas has agreed on a 24-hour ceasefire on humanitarian grounds as the Islamic world starts to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Monday, July 28. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, ISRAEL

A Christian woman, who fled from the violence in Mosul two days ago, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps at a school in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region
ISIS Forces Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq – UN

By IBTimes AU

ISIS are forcing female genital mutilation in various areas in Mosul (Jul 26)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, INFECTION

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... (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: AIDS, SOUTH AFRICA