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23 May, 2017 2:15 PM Roger Moore, Iconic Actor Who Played James Bond, Dies At 89

Sir Roger Moore's children said in a statement: "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated" Acting legend Sir Roger Moore, star of seven James Bond films, died in Switzerland on Tuesday, a statement from his family said. Sir Roger was 89 and had been battling cancer 74

7 April, 2017 5:52 PM Syrian civil war: The biggest human crisis since the World War II

On March 15 this year, Syrian civil war completed its sixth year, and going by the state of affairs now, even after the first ever direct US missile attack on a Syrian regime airbase, no end looks in sight. The result is the human cost - the biggest human crisis since the World War II. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, around 5,00,000 Syrians 136

13 March, 2017 11:31 AM 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children: UNICEF

At least 652 children were killed in Syria in 2016, making it the worst year yet for the country's rising generation, the United Nations' (UN) child relief agency said. There was no letup to attacks on schools, hospitals, playgrounds, parks and homes in 2016 as the Syrian government, its opponents and the allies of both sides showed callous disregard 193

13 March, 2017 8:55 AM Violence Against Syria's Children 'At Its Worst' In 2016: UN

Beirut: Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was "at its worst" in 2016, the UN's children's agency said Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year. UNICEF said that cases of children being killed, maimed, or recruited into armed groups were the "highest on record" last year. "The depth of suffering is unprecedented. Millions of children 188

11 March, 2017 10:15 AM World Facing "Largest Humanitarian Crisis" Since 1945: United Nations

United Nations: The world is facing its "largest humanitarian crisis" since 1945, said the United Nations (UN), further issuing a plea for help to avoid "a catastrophe". Stephen O'Brien, UN's Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that more than 20 million people are facing the threat of starvation and famine 201

26 February, 2017 7:02 PM Vaccination drive enters second phase

Children who missed the first phase of the drive will be given vaccine at 10 hospitals The Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination campaign, scheduled to end on February 28, has been extended up to March 14. The Health Department, which focussed on children in schools, has started now set up kiosks at select hospitals, besides anganwadis and small schools throughout 191

21 February, 2017 12:50 AM 1.4 million children 'at imminent risk of death' as famine looms in 4 African nations, United Nations warns

"We can still save many lives," the UNICEF executive director said, calling the looming famine and severe malnutrition in four African countries "large man-made". In a press release issued Tuesday, the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that 1.4 children from four counties are at risk of death from severe acute malnutrition 200

18 January, 2017 2:44 AM Nigeria air strike on refugee camp kills 52

The strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. Nigeria's air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country's northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. MSF said the strike 83

21 December, 2016 8:17 AM Priyanka Chopra becomes global brand ambassador of popular beauty brand

Priyanka Chopra’s global popularity is growing day by day after she worked in international projects, like the television series ‘Quantico’ and the film ‘Baywatch’. That was perhaps the reason why she was recently appointed global ambassador for UNICEF. Not just social brands, even commercial brands seem to keen on signing Priyanka for their projects 115

19 December, 2016 11:30 PM Thousands Leave Aleppo As UN Backs Sending Observers

Aleppo, Syria: Thousands of traumatised Syrians left the rebel enclave of Aleppo Monday as the UN voted to deploy observers there and said it planned new peace talks in Geneva in February. "It is the intention of the United Nations to convene those negotiations in Geneva on 8 February 2017," UN envoy Staffan de Mistura said after the Security Council 241