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UN chief demands justice for Syria 'war crimes'


UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon called on Monday for all war criminals in Syria to be brought to justice, as his human rights chief urged a probe into the slaughter of hundreds in the town of Daraya.

More than 100,000 Syrians flee in August: UN

The number of Syrian refugees rose sharply last month, with more than 100,000 fleeing the war-torn country to seek refuge in neighbouring countries, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.

It was the hig

CERN hopes it will spot ‘God particle’ this week

It has been fancifully dubbed the angel of creation and, to the particular scorn of physicists, the “God particle”.

Annan warns of severe Syrian crisis


Syria envoy Kofi Annan has warned that if nations trying to end the country's violence fail to act they face an international crisis of 'grave severity.'

He says history "will judge us all harshly if

World powers agree on Syria transition plan: Kofi Annan


World powers agreed on Saturday on a power transition plan for strife-hit Syria, with the unity government to include members of the present government as well as opposition, international envoy Kofi

75 mn youths to be unemployed in 2012: ILO

Nearly 75 million youths across the world will stay unemployed in 2012, said a report released on Tuesday by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

This accounts for 12.7 per cent of the global

India calls for a democratic Internet governance structure

India has called on countries for creating a democratic Internet governance structure to ensure a balance between private, commercial and public policy interests.

"The ability of the existing intern

Unemployment to affect over 200 million people in 2012


The unemployment rate in 2012 will increase up to 202 million and it is on an upward trend for 2013, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reported on Monday.

In its 2012 World of Work Report,

No end in sight to global jobs crisis, ILO says


Fiscal austerity and tough labour reforms have failed to create jobs, leading to an 'alarming' situation in the global employment market that shows no sign of recovering, the International Labour Orga

Six killed in plane crash in Switzerland

As many as six people, including two women, were killed in a small plane crash in Switzerland, police said.

The single-engine aircraft plunged into a field around 3.00 p.m. on Saturday in a village o

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