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UN: Police failed to properly probe Bhutto death

Pakistani authorities deliberately failed to properly investigate the 2007 murder of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, a UN-appointed independent panel said.

World raises nearly $10bn for quake-hit Haiti

International donors pledged nearly $10-billion on Wednesday to help shell-shocked Haiti recover from January's devastating earthquake.

UN to renew call for Gaza ‘war-crimes’ probe

The UN General Assembly was expected on Friday to demand Israelis and Palestinians probe alleged war crimes during the Gaza conflict.

UN fails to agree tough response to Suu Kyi verdict

The UN Security Council has agreed on a watered-down statement expressing "serious concern" at the extended detention of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.

UN Security Council slams rebel assault in Chad

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned the rebel attacks in Chad and urged world support for the embattled government as the insurgents threatened a new assault on the capital. A statement drafted by France, Chad's former colonial ruler, "strongly condemns these attacks and all attempts at destabilisation by force".

Ban Ki-moon sworn in as next UN chief

South Korea's Ban Ki-moon was sworn in on Thursday as the next United Nations Secretary General at a General Assembly ceremony during which he vowed to be "a harmoniser and bridge-builder" and build on the legacy of the incumbent, Kofi Annan. The 62-year-old South Korean is to take up his post officially on January 1.

UN sanctions for three Ivorian politicians

Despite a last-minute snag, a United Nations Security Council panel on Tuesday slapped a 12-month travel ban and asset freeze on three Côte d'Ivoire politicians viewed as obstacles to peace. Targeted by the sanctions were Charles Ble Goude and Eugene Djue, two leaders of the nationalist "Young Patriots" loyal to Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo.

Iran, terrorism top UN discussion issues

Leaders from around the world hold a final day of meetings at the United Nations World Summit in New York on Friday, with Iran's nuclear ambitions and condemnations of terrorism as top issues. Three European foreign ministers on Thursday talked with Iranian officials at the summit in a bid to head off a showdown.

US asks Iran for help in Iraq

An unsteady truce was extended in the flashpoint town of Fallujah on Wednesday despite sporadic clashes and casualties on both sides, as Washington sought Iran's help to ease the violence in Iraq. United States President George Bush said he has authorised troops to use "decisive force" to maintain order in Iraq. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?ao=34146">Media bunker down in Iraq</a>

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