Hundreds of civilians killed in months of fighting in Libya: UN

Hundreds of civilians in Libya have been killed in fighting since late August, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning commanders that they could face prosecution for possible war crimes.

Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

World powers resumed negotiations with Iran on Wednesday over Tehran`s disputed nuclear programme, more than three weeks after they last met and gave themselves another seven months to strike a deal.

Ebola death toll climbs to 6,583

Nearly 6,600 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in west Africa, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

EU confirms new Iran nuclear talks on Dec 17

 The European Union confirmed on Friday that talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran`s nuclear programme will resume on December 17 in Geneva.

Iran says nuclear talks to resume in Geneva on Wednesday

Iran will resume negotiations with world powers in Geneva next week aimed at reaching a deal over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme, its deputy foreign minister has said.

Global homicide rates drop, nearly 500,000 murdered in 2012: UN

Global homicide rates have plunged 16 percent since the beginning of the century, but nearly half a million people were still murdered worldwide in 2012, a UN report said on Wednesday.

UN wants countries to take in 180,000 Syrian refugees

More than 30 humanitarian organisations on Monday launched an appeal for countries to take in around 180,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict.

UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

A UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests.

India, US agree to continue talks on visa and other issues

Seeking to further stimulate bilateral trade and investment, the Indo-US Trade Policy Forum, which met after a gap of four years, on Tuesday agreed to continue their engagement on visa related issues and enhance market access for agriculture products.

IS uses extreme violence against civilians: UN

The Islamic State (IS) used extreme violence against both civilians and captured fighters in Syria, the UN has said in its latest report.

Pearl necklace of 19th-century Swedish queen fetches $3.42 mn

A pearl necklace that belonged to Josephine de Beauharnais, a 19th-century queen of Sweden, sold at auction in Geneva on Wednesday for $3.42 million (2.73 million euros).

Ebola death toll tops 5,000, steep rise in Sierra Leone cases: WHO

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa`s three hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has risen to 5,147 out of 14,068 cases at the end of Nov. 9, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

U.N. says 13.6 million displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria

About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and many are without food or shelter as winter starts, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

Watch fetches record $21.3 million at Swiss auction

A Patek Philippe gold watch billed as the most expensive -- and most complicated -- in the world fetched a record $21.3 million (17.1 million euros) on Tuesday when it went under the hammer in Switzerland.

Egypt crackdown on activists, Morsi supporters under fire at UN

The UN`s top human rights body took Egypt to task Wednesday for a litany of rights abuses, including its crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, journalists and activists.

UNHCR launches global drive to end statelessness

Geneva:  The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched a 10-year global campaign aimed at ending the statelessness which affects millions of people around the world.

UN wants $173 mn for winter in Iraq

Geneva: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has called for 173.1 million dollars to address the immediate needs of 1.26 million people across Iraq in need of assistance over the winter.

Three killed in 'shooting' near Swiss Alps station

The bodies of three people were discovered in a car park near a train station in the Swiss Alps town of Wilderswill on Monday, police said, with reports saying they had been shot dead.

Experimental Ebola vaccine's trials begin in Switzerland

Zee Media Bureau

Geneva: The human trial of vaccine began in Switzerland on Friday after receiving the green light from the Swiss regulatory authority.

Black money list: Only 27 out of 627 to be prosecuted, govt to get mere Rs 750 crores
Black money list: Only 27 out of 627 to be prosecuted, govt to get mere Rs 750 crores

27 people out of 627 will be prosecuted for having black money in foreign accounts from next month, as per reports on Thursday.