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John Kerry Condemns Murder of LGBTQ Activist, Embassy Employee

New Delhi, India. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned the murder of Bangladeshi gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan, who was an employee of the U.S. embassy in Dhaka. Kerry said in a statement late Monday: “We are profoundly saddened by the loss of one of our own in such a senseless act of violence.” […]

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President of Sri Lanka Details County’s ‘New Vision’

New York, N.Y.  After years of conflict, “a new era of democracy” dawned in Sri Lanka this year, ushering in justice, freedom and equality, the country’s President told the United Nations General Assembly today, reporting that his Government supports a “fresh universal approach” that deals honestly with the past while pursuing sustainable development. Pres. Maithripala […]

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Sri Lanka’s Former President Wages Comeback at Polls

New Delhi, India. As Sri Lanka holds elections to choose a new parliament, all eyes are on the bid by its former controversial president, Mahinda Rajapaksa to stage a political comeback. He was ousted seven months ago from the top job, but now wants to return as the country’s prime minister. Sri Lankans headed to […]

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In Post-Quake Nepal, ‘Emergency Not Over Yet,’ Warns U.N. Relief Official

New York, N.Y.  Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the recovering country said today. As part of the recovery effort in Nepal, humanitarian agencies are providing cash to […]

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In Nepal, U.N. Rushes to Replace Quake-Damaged Health Facilities Ahead of Monsoon

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations health agency is racing critical medical supplies to fourteen of Nepal’s most earthquake-affected districts in an effort to restore health services before the onset of monsoon season. Following the second earthquake on 12 May 2015, many patients in hospitals and clinics in Nepal had to leave the building where […]

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U.N. Races to Deliver Aid as Powerful New Quake Hits Nepal

New York, N.Y.  A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal today killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand people and devastated much of the country’s infrastructure. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-1113/Anthony. The epicentre of the quake was […]

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Young Humanitarian Helping Nepali Girls Survives Earthquake

Irvine, CA.  Sara Safari is a young woman who, inspired by the plight of lower caste girls in Nepal, decided to go beyond her limit and climb the world’s highest mountain to raise funds and awareness for these girls who are victims of human trafficking. Safari moved to the United States with her family when […]

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Nepal: Quake’s Impact on Food Security ‘Very High’

New York, N.Y.  Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today. A woman feeds her infant, who was injured during the massive 25 April earthquake, at Tribhuvan […]

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