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Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

Cholera strikes 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzania: U.N.

Some 3,000 cases of cholera have been reported in a worsening epidemic in Tanzania among Burundian refugees, the United Nations said on Friday.

   May 22, 2015 - 15:03 GMT
Over 55,000 have fled IS-captured Ramadi since mid-May

Over 55,000 have fled IS-captured Ramadi since mid-May

The United Nations said Friday that around 55,000 people had fled Ramadi since a surge by the Islamic State group in mid-May that landed the Iraqi provincial capital in the hands of jihadists.

   May 22, 2015 - 15:00 GMT
Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO

Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO

Countries have agreed to rid the world of malaria almost completely over the next 15 years, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

   May 21, 2015 - 22:52 GMT

US Open champion Cilic loses in Geneva Open quarterfinals

GENEVA - U.S Open champion Marin Cilic lost in the Geneva Open quarterfinals on Thursday, beaten 7-5, 6-3 by Santiago Giraldo of Colombia.

   May 21, 2015 - 13:26 GMT
World's largest particle collider busts record

World's largest particle collider busts record

The world's largest particle smasher broke the record for energy levels late Wednesday in a test run after a two-year upgrade, CERN announced Thursday.

   May 21, 2015 - 12:28 GMT

International Red Cross visits two soldiers detained in Ukraine

The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC said on Wednesday that it had visited two men captured in eastern Ukraine at the weekend who are now in hospital in Kiev.

   May 20, 2015 - 16:24 GMT
Saudi coalition hits Yemen rebels; UN sets peace talks date

Saudi coalition hits Yemen rebels; UN sets peace talks date

SANAA, Yemen - The Saudi-led coalition bombed Shiite rebels in at least five northern Yemeni provinces on Wednesday as the United Nations set the date for peace talks on the country's crisis for next week in Geneva.

   May 20, 2015 - 16:24 GMT

Yemen foreign minister says government might not attend talks

RIYADH Reuters - Yemen's exiled government might not attend peace talks the United Nations plans in Geneva on 28 May because it has not been officially notified and wants more time to prepare, Foreign Minister Reyad Yassin Abdulla said on Wednesday.

   May 20, 2015 - 13:21 GMT

U.N. welcomes Malaysia, Indonesia pledge on migrants

The United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday welcomed a promise by Malaysia and Indonesia to offer temporary shelter to 7,000 migrants adrift at sea and called for them to be brought to shore immediately.

   May 20, 2015 - 10:04 GMT

Cilic saves match point to beat teen Rublev at Geneva Open

GENEVA - U.S Open champion Marin Cilic saved a match point against 17-year-old Russian Andrey Rublev before winning 4-6, 7-6 7, 6-1 in the Geneva Open second round on Tuesday.

   May 19, 2015 - 19:49 GMT
Red Cross appeals for restraint as Burundi unrest drags on

Red Cross appeals for restraint as Burundi unrest drags on

The Red Cross on Tuesday called for restraint in Burundi in the aftermath of a failed coup and expressed serious concern over the continuing violence.

   May 19, 2015 - 18:29 GMT

FIFA sets date for 2026 World Cup hosting bid rules

GENEVA - A 2026 World Cup hosting contest which could include the United States and exclude Europe will take shape next week when FIFA agrees on campaign rules.

   May 19, 2015 - 15:27 GMT
1,850 killed, over 500,000 displaced in Yemen: UN

1,850 killed, over 500,000 displaced in Yemen: UN

Geneva AFP - The United Nations said Tuesday that some 1,850 people had been killed and more than 500,000 have been displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March.

   May 19, 2015 - 10:45 GMT
U.N. urges southeast Asian nations to let migrants reach land

U.N. urges southeast Asian nations to let migrants reach land

United Nations agencies urged Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand on Tuesday to step up sea rescue operations and stop preventing thousands of desperate migrants from reaching land.

   May 19, 2015 - 10:25 GMT
Yemen peace talks in limbo after upsurge in fighting

Yemen peace talks in limbo after upsurge in fighting

A peace conference for Yemen expected to be held next week in Geneva was put on hold on Monday as fighting resumed in the Arab country.

   May 18, 2015 - 21:52 GMT

Nearly 25,000 fled IS attack on Ramadi in Iraq: U.N.

Close to 25,000 people fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after it was attacked by Islamic State militants and most of them headed toward Baghdad, the United Nations said on Monday.

   May 18, 2015 - 21:12 GMT

Bellucci, Youzhny win 1st-round matches at Geneva Open

GENEVA - Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 5, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Geneva Open on Monday.

   May 18, 2015 - 19:50 GMT
World must step up fight against antibiotic resistance: Merkel

World must step up fight against antibiotic resistance: Merkel

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday urged all countries to help combat the misuse of antibiotics, which is fuelling drug resistance and allowing long-treatable diseases to become killers.

   May 18, 2015 - 12:23 GMT
Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos

Russia helps block export restriction on asbestos

Four countries have blocked a bid to add chrysotile asbestos to a list of dangerous substances subject to export restrictions during a UN meeting in Geneva that concluded early Saturday, participants said.

   May 16, 2015 - 10:29 GMT

Meningitis cases triple in two weeks in Niger, more than 400 dead: WHO

An outbreak of meningitis with unprecedented features is spreading rapidly in Niger, with a tripling of cases in the past two weeks, hundreds of deaths so far this year and vaccines in short supply, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

   May 15, 2015 - 20:32 GMT
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