Some Conservative MPs have criticised the U-turn by David Cameron under which about 500 refugees from Syria will be allowed to enter Britain.
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Wednesday 05 June 2013
Malnutrition now costs the world $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trn) – or $500 for every person– in healthcare and lost productivity, the United Nations has warned.
Sunday 02 June 2013
A teenager's brutal homicide heightens debate over attitudes to violence against women
Thursday 30 May 2013
Ethical groups join call to halt machine-soldiers that identify and kill without human input
'Killer robots' which are able to identify and kill targets without human input should be banned, UN urged
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Human rights investigator Christof Heyns to lead calls against lethal robotic weapons
Monday 27 May 2013
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has criticised plans by authorities in western Burma to revive a two-child limit on Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing.
Thursday 23 May 2013
The United Nations Secretary General has warned armed rebels in Eastern Congo that the organisation's new “intervention brigade” would prevent any repeat of the fighting which has driven thousands of refugees out of camps this week. In a visit to the embattled lakeside city of Goma, Ban Ki-moon said the 3,000-strong force which has begun deployment will “enforce the peace”.
Saturday 18 May 2013
North Korea is still trying to import and export nuclear and ballistic missile-related items but financial and trade sanctions are slowing progress on development of their prohibited weapons, UN experts say in a new report.
Thursday 16 May 2013
A report by the UN children’s fund has found that Britain's children are worse off overall than in many other industrialised countries
Monday 13 May 2013
The solution to world poverty may have been under our noses all along. The United Nations has issued official advice suggesting that Earth’s inhabitants eat insects to help combat food-insecurity and reduce pollution worldwide.
Sunday 12 May 2013
A child soldier rescued from a rebel militia group in the Central African Republic by Unicef before being forcibly re-recruited has been stoned to death by a mob, it has emerged.
Monday 06 May 2013
UN officials insist inquiry 'has not reached conclusive findings'
Thursday 02 May 2013
The United Nations has admitted that a delay in declaring a famine in Somalia in 2011 cost additional lives, after a new report revealed that more than a quarter of a million people died, half of them young children.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Judge who told him that he had blood of the innocent on his hands
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The 11th-century minaret of a landmark mosque in Aleppo was destroyed, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
A British businessman who sold bogus bomb detectors to countries at war where hundreds of people were dying and injured by explosive devices has been found guilty of fraud at the Old Bailey.
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
New essay by JK Rowling went live on pottermore site this morning
Charlie Sheen could be set to revive his role as a hedonistic womaniser
Review: Mike Leigh's biopic is a rambling, rich character study
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
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