Former South African President Nelson Mandela dies
06 December 2013 07:07
Former President of South African Republic and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday, 5 December 2013, current President of the nation Jacob Zuma announced.
Television now 55% digital as analogue broadcasting switch-off advances worldwide
23 November 2013 00:08
On the occasion of UN World Television Day, ITU research shows that the world has witnessed a massive shift from analogue to digital television, with over 55 per cent of households with a TV now receiving a digital signal compared with just 30 per cent in 2008, according to new data from our flagship annual report Measuring the Information Society 2013.
Coal industry must diversify to avert worst impacts of climate change – UN
19 November 2013 13:27
The coal industry must radically transform and diversify to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, a senior United Nations official said today at a meeting in Poland, stressing that companies must assess the risks of doing business as usual.
A passenger plane crashes in Kazan
18 November 2013 00:04
A passenger plane Boeing 737 of Tatarstan Airlines, which was carrying flight from Moscow to Kazan, crashed at an international airport in Kazan.
As global sea levels continue to rise, 2013 set to be among warmest on record – UN
14 November 2013 01:32
The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said yesterday, adding that melting ice caps and glaciers have contributed to a record high in global sea levels.
Photo: IRIN/Manoocher Deghati
14 November 2013 01:29
The head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) yesterday issued an urgent call to action as opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan hit a record high this year, rising by 36 per cent, while production is up by almost half since 2012.


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