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The United Nations is Considering a Possible Ban on “Killer Robots”

the united nations is considering a possible ban on “killer robots”
A meeting to discuss how the world should move forward with the development of autonomous weapons, known as "killer robots," took place at the UN. Nations set the groundwork for future talks, but did..

New Analysis: At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future

This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

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News video: Russia Blocks Investigation Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

Russia Blocks Investigation Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack 01:00

The United Nations Security Council tried to pass a resolution on Thursday that would have renewed a mandate for an investigation of a chemical weapons attacks in Syria--but Russia vetoed it. According..
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News video: Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment

Syria's Ghouta suffers from severe lack of medical treatment 02:46

Doctors have given the Syrian government a list of 452 patients that need to be evacuated, but nine have already died while the UN waits for approval from the Syrian government.
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News video: Paris global warming agreement on track despite US pullout

Paris global warming agreement on track despite US pullout 02:21

Despite Donald Trump's opposition, world leaders in Bonn have agreed to continue forward with the Paris Agreement on climate change, but activists were disappointed that greater action was not taken.
Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -

News video: Syria: Russia casts UN veto again, blocking inquiry into chemical weapons attacks

Syria: Russia casts UN veto again, blocking inquiry into chemical weapons attacks 01:11

Russia has blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to extend an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. A draft resolution tabled by Japan would have..
Source: Euronews English -

News video: Mixed verdict on COP23 climate summit

Mixed verdict on COP23 climate summit 01:49

The COP 23 summit has wound up in Germany, with plenty of talk about saving the planet – but was anybody listening? For critics a sense of urgency was lacking at the first such UN talks since..
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What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks

The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.

UN to vote on last-ditch bid to save Syria gas attacks probe

The United Nations Security Council will vote on a last-ditch bid to salvage a UN-led investigation tasked with identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, a day after Russia vetoed the..

Aust UN diplomat falls to death in NY

An Australian United Nations diplomat has tragically fallen to his death from the seventh floor of a New York building.

North Korea at UN warns US carriers are fuelling tensions

North Korea warned at the United Nations Monday that the deployment of three US aircraft carriers in joint navy drills with South Korea was fueling tensions that could lead to nuclear war.

UN urges Australia to accept New Zealand's Manus refugees offer

The United Nations has called on the Australian government to accept an offer from New Zealand to put an end to a stand-off at the now-closed Manus Island detention centre.

Saudi closure of Yemen's borders a 'crime against human rights': Houthi

The Saudi-led coalition's decision to close off Yemen's air, sea and land borders prevented the United Nations on Monday from sending two humanitarian aid flights to the war-torn country, a UN..

UN human rights chief lashes Turnbull government treatment of Manus Island refugees

The United Nations' human rights chief has lashed out at the Turnbull government, expressing "serious concerns" over the welfare, safety and well-being of more than 600 refugees and asylum seekers..
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

'Humanitarian emergency': Australia must take care of asylum seekers in PNG - UN

The United Nations human rights office called on Australia on Friday to restore food, water and health services to some 600 interned refugees and asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea, which the..

Where Australian women's wellbeing sits on a global scale

The wellbeing of Australian women ranks 17th in the world, according to the new global Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Index, released at the United Nations on October 26.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

UN report blames sarin gas massacre on Syrian regime

United Nations investigators on Thursday blamed a sarin gas massacre on Bashar al-Assad's regime, as the United States renewed its warning that he has no role in Syria's future.

Syria blamed for deadly sarin attack

United Nations chemical experts have blamed the Syrian government for a deadly sarin gas attack in April which killed 90 people.

Trump could harm free press in US, says UN rights expert

A United Nations rights expert voiced concern on Wednesday that Trump administration actions would be harmful to a free press in the United States.
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

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