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Obama says 'urgent' need to bring Paris climate deal into force UNITED NATIONS: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the world to bring the Paris climate deal into force as soon as possible, calling on leaders not to leave future generations to fix the problem."If we don't act boldly, the bill that could come due will be mass migrations and cities submerged and nations displaced and food supplies decimated and conflicted born of despair," Obama said in his final address to the UN General Assembly."There must be a sense of urgency about bringing the agreement into force and helping poorer countries leapfrog destructive forms of energy."Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Kerry: Syria 'ceasefire is not dead' NEW YORK: US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that the ceasefire in Syria "is not dead" after talks with Russia and key powers with a stake in the civil war.In brief remarks to reporters as he left a New York hotel after a meeting of the International Syria Support Group, Kerry sais talks would reconvene later this week.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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UN chief Ban regrets peacekeeper abuse, Haiti cholera UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address to the annual gathering of world leaders in New York. Ban told the UN General Assembly that these two matters had "tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, far worse, traumatized many people we serve." Ban will step down at the end ...

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UN chief Ban regrets peacekeeper abuse, Haiti cholera UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed regret for sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic and an outbreak of cholera in Haiti during his final address to the annual gathering of world leaders in New York. Ban told the UN General Assembly that these two matters had "tarnished the reputation of the United Nations and, far worse, traumatized many people we serve." Ban will step down at the end ...

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NY bombing suspect 'critical but stable' NEW YORK: The suspect held on suspicion of carrying out weekend bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey is in critical but stable condition in a hospital, police said Tuesday.Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, was wounded in a shootout Monday with police in Linden, New Jersey, just four hours after the FBI released his mugshot and sent text message alerts to millions of people."Critical but stable," New York police commissioner James O'Neill told CBS News ...

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Canada says citizen possibly abducted in Libya OTTAWA: Canada's foreign affairs ministry said Monday it was seeking confirmation of a kidnapping of one of its nationals in the south of conflict-torn Libya. "We are aware of the troubling, yet unconfirmed report of the abduction of a Canadian citizen in Libya," ministry spokesman Michael O'Shaughnessy told AFP.In Rome, the Italian foreign ministry confirmed that two of its nationals were abducted in the same region.Citing Libyan sources, the Italian press said the trio worked ...

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New British PM calls for tougher stance on migrants UNITED NATIONS: British Prime Minister Theresa May called Monday for greater scrutiny of migrants and defended each country's right to defend its borders as she made her first UN appearance.Addressing a UN summit on refugees, May highlighted Britain's commitment to international aid but called for a "more effective policy approach" toward massive migration from war-torn Syria and elsewhere."We must also be clear that this crisis has been exacerbated by unprecedented levels of uncontrolled migration," May ...