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Michelle Nichols

Defying pressure, the United States lets UN denounce Israeli settlements

After the vote, Netanyahu instructed Israel's ambassadors in New Zealand and Senegal to return to Israel for consultations.

Withdrawing from ICC will send wrong message, says Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations secretary-general expressed regret on Friday that South Africa, Burundi and Gambia want to leave the International Criminal Court.

SA begins process to withdraw from International Criminal Court

South Africa is withdrawing from the ICC according to a document signed by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

UN calls for Israel-Palestine ceasefire

The United Nations Security Council has called for a ceasefire in hostilities as Western ministers make plans to discuss the conflict at Iran talks.

UN to vote on resolution to improve Syria aid access

The United Nations will vote on a draft resolution which will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians without government consent.

UN outraged by abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

The United Nations is demanding Boko Haram to immediately release the more than 200 girls, who are believed to still be within Nigeria's borders.

UN deploys more troops to South Sudan as violence increases

The UN Security Council has approved the deployment of troops to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan.

UN ponders next step in Sudan conflict

The UN Security Council has demanded that Sudan stop airstrikes on South Sudan as it considers what steps to take to stop clashes spiralling into war.

New York evicts anti-Wall Street protesters

New York police have evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park in the city's financial district, two months after they set up camp.

Strauss-Kahn resigns as IMF chief

The International Monetary Fund said Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned following charges against him of sexual assault and attempted rape.

New York City to consider banning fast-food toys

Several New York City council members unveiled a bid on Tuesday to ban toy giveaways to reduce the allure of fast-food restaurants.

Microfinance faces hurdles in empowering Afghan women

Microfinance in Afghanistan is facing a shortage of skilled people to run programmes, as well as challenges in reaching rural areas.

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