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World 18 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - "Water Wars" loom? But none in past 4,500 years

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With a steady stream of bleak predictions that

World 27 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Activists chain up to toxic ship as death toll rises

TALLINN (Reuters) - Environmental protesters hooked themselves up to a tanker moored in Estonia which discharged toxic waste in Africa that has killed at least eight people and the Baltic state considered on Wednesday whether to impound it.

World 15 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Countries under U.N. sanctions

REUTERS - The U.N. Security Council voted on Saturday to impose financial and arms sanctions on North Korea to punish the reclusive Communist nation for its nuclear weapon test.

World 19 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

AIDS may orphan 18 million African children by 2010 - U.N.

DAKAR (Reuters) - More than 18 million children in Africa will be orphaned by AIDS by the end of the decade if more is not done to combat the pandemic among the continent's overwhelmingly young population, the United Nations said.

World 28 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Deadly waste shipped out of Ivory Coast to France

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Tonnes of deadly toxic waste which killed 10 people and made thousands ill in Ivory Coast were shipped out of the West African country in sealed containers, bound for a treatment plant in France.

World 04 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. wants to head U.N. peacekeeping

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States wants to head the large U.N. peacekeeping operation, now led by France, when South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon becomes U.N. secretary-general next year, a senior U.S. official said.

World 05 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Strongmen brought low in history

REUTERS - A verdict and sentence are due on Sunday in a case against former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity for the killing of 148 Shi'ite men after a 1982 assassination attempt against him in the town of Dujail.

World 18 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. assembly presses Israel to withdraw from Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved on Friday a resolution deploring an Israeli artillery attack that killed 19 civilians and urging the Jewish state to immediately withdraw its troops from Gaza.

World 18 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. assembly presses Israel to withdraw from Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Friday to deplore a deadly Israeli artillery attack in Gaza, six days after the United States vetoed a similar measure in the Security Council.

World 24 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Africa must join fight against bird flu - WHO

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa must find resources to back international efforts to stop the spread of bird flu and help prevent a human pandemic, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, as Ivory Coast declared a new outbreak.