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Malala becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday designated Malala Yousafzai as United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. She was designated the role at a ceremony in New York on Monday. UN ...

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European lawmakers say independent Scotland can join EU

A group of 50 European lawmakers have signed a letter to express their support for Scotland joining the European Union if the Scottish people vote for independence from the UK, in the wake of Britain’s exit from the bloc. The open letter was sent to the Scottish government on Monday ...

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G7 ministers fail to adopt united stance on climate change

Energy ministers of the G7 group of industrial nations have failed to form a united front in dealing with climate change issues as the United States expresses doubts about the commitments made by the group members under the Paris agreement. Carlo Calenda, the Italian minister for economic development, who chaired the ...

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United passenger dragged off overbooked flight

CHICAGO: – United Airlines found itself in the middle of a social media storm on Monday, after the US carrier forcefully removed a passenger from a flight due to overbooking. The incident occurred Sunday on a United Express flight bound for Louisville, Kentucky, from Chicago. United Express flights are operated ...

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No military solution to Syria crisis: Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has rejected a military solution to the Syria crisis following a US missile strike which has escalated tensions in the Middle East.  “As for Syria, it was reaffirmed during the Brussels conference organized last week that there is no military solution to the crisis ...

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Malala set to be youngest UN Messenger of Peace

UNITED NATIONS  – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani education activist, is set to become the United Nation’s youngest-ever “Messenger of Peace,” today (Monday). Malala, 19, will be honoured by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a ceremony at the U.N. headquarters in New York Monday afternoon. She will help ...

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Turks attack Syrian refugees with knives, burn tents

Some 500 Syrian refugees have been forced to flee a makeshift housing in Turkey’s western Izmir province after being violently attacked by locals who burnt their tents. The attack took place in Izmir’s Torbali district on Saturday after reports claiming that a local child had been beaten by the Syrians. A ...

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Stop insisting on Assad leadership: Turkey to Russia

Turkey has called on Russia to stop supporting President Bashar al-Assad following a US missile strike which drew praise from Turkish leaders and other supporters of militant groups in Syria.  Speaking live on state broadcaster TRT Haber on Sunday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Moscow must stop insisting on Assad’s leadership. ...

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