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437,000 murdered worldwide in 2012: UN agency

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 07:12

Almost half a million people across the world lost their lives in 2012 as a result of intentional homicide, with the highest murder rates logged in the Americas and Africa, and the lowest in Europe, Asia and Oceania, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has said.

Global N-terrorism drill begins in Moscow

Last Updated: Thursday, September 27, 2012, 21:25

Exercises in countering nuclear terrorism started here in the Russian capital Thursday that involved 58 countries as well as international observers, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

`Drug abuse kills 200,000 people a year`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 22:53

The United Nations has said that drug abuse worldwide kills about 200,000 people a year.

Corruption robs Afghans of a quarter of nation`s GDP

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 13:46

Afghans had to pay whopping USD 2.5 billion, a quarter of Afghanistan`s annual GDP, in bribes last year, making corruption their biggest worry than insurgency, a UN report has said.