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  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16- The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N.

  • The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme.

  • Government drives to improve nutrition have helped put the developing world on track to meet a United Nations goal to halve the proportion of people suffering from hunger between 1990 and 2015, the U.N. food agency, International Fund for Agricultural Development, and World Food Programme said.

  • UN assembly calls for action on national debt Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of a resolution that calls for adoption of a new legal framework to restructure national debts and avoid the kind of speculative action that led Argentina to a second default. General Assembly resolutions reflect world opinion but they are not legally binding.

  • UN assembly calls for action on national debt Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 11:27 PM ET

    UNITED NATIONS— The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in favor of a resolution that calls for adoption of a new legal framework to restructure national debts and avoid the kind of speculative action that led Argentina to a second default. General Assembly resolutions reflect world opinion but they are not legally binding.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 9- The 193- member United Nations General Assembly agreed on Tuesday to negotiate and adopt a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes to improve the global financial system, spurred by Argentina's debt crisis.

  • WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION CALLS FOR MASSIVE AND COORDINATED RESPONSE TO EBOLA.

  • WHO says Ebola outbreak could strike 20,000 people Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    GENEVA, Aug 28- The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday in a bleak assessment of the deadly disease.

  • DEATH TOLL FROM EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA RISES TO 1,145- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

  • Ebola toll much higher than first thought: WHO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak.

  • *Guinea declares health emergency over virus. CONAKRY, Aug 14- Staff with the World Health Organization battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13- The U.N. Security Council said on Wednesday it was encouraged by the nomination of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi as it was an important step toward creating an inclusive government representing all parts of the country's society.

  • *Liberia to treat infected doctors with trial drug ZMapp. LONDON/ GENEVA, Aug 12- People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies has raised questions about who gets priority access to treatment.

  • *Liberia to treat infected doctors with trial drug ZMapp. LONDON/ GENEVA, Aug 12- People infected in the West African Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, but the scarcity of supplies raises questions about who gets priority access to treatment.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- World Health Organization experts fighting the world's worst outbreak of Ebola hope for improved supplies of experimental treatments and progress with a vaccine by the end of the year.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8- Any bid by Russia to deliver humanitarian aid into Ukraine would be viewed as an invasion, the United States said on Friday, warning that Moscow voiced similar concerns for civilians before its brief 2008 war with Georgia.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 7- The U.N. Security Council condemned on Thursday recent attacks by Islamic State militants in Iraq and called for international support for the country after the 15- member body held an emergency meeting on the situation.

  • *Almost quarter of a million refugees in UN's Gaza shelters. *Gaza fighting in its fourth week. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 31- The United Nations in Gaza is struggling to withstand a flood of almost a quarter of a million refugees into shelters that have repeatedly come under Israeli fire.

  • *Hamas sticks to demand embargo on enclave be lifted. *One killed in West Bank march is support of Gaza. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza strip.

  • UNITED NATIONS, July 18- Russia warned on Friday against any attempts to prejudge an investigation into what brought down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine with 298 people on board, raising questions about the role of Ukrainian aviation authorities.