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Five-day Yemen truce starts after Sanaa shelling

Saudi-led air strikes hit the rebel-held Yemeni capital Sanaa hours before a five-day humanitarian truce took effect on Tuesday, and Washington cautioned against "provocative actions" after Iran dispatched a cargo ship to Yemen.

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Inspectors find undeclared sarin, VX traces in Syria

International inspectors have found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at a military research site in Syria that had not been declared to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources said. Samples taken by experts from

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Food wastage 'an enormous global concern’

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 leading countries said on Friday. The t

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SAS, UN launch trade data analytics software

SAS, a business analytics software and services firm, has partnered with the United Nations to offer a comprehensive collection of trade data in existence, using advanced SAS data visualization software. SAS Visual Analytics for U

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SAS, UN launch trade data analytics software

SAS, a business analytics software and services firm, has partnered with the United Nations to offer a comprehensive collection of trade data in existence, using advanced SAS data visualization software. SAS Visual Analytics for U

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UN chief names Mauritanian diplomat as Yemen envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named a Mauritanian diplomat on Saturday as his envoy to Yemen, charged with trying to broker peace in the Arabian Peninsula country. Ban notified the UN Security Council on Thursday of

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Ocean output seen at $2.5trn a year, but sinking fast

Economic output by the world's oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivalling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.

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Saudi vows $274m in humanitarian aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia yesterday (April 18) pledged to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, a report said. The UN says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their

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Bahrain backs 'crucial' UN vote on Yemen

Bahrain has strongly backed a UN resolution on Yemen as crucial. Adoption of Resolution 2216 "is a crucial and necessary step to restore security and stability of Yemen and preserve its territorial unity and integrity,"

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China to surpass US as top cause of global warming

China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for UN-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act. China's cumulative gre

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