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Maria Devastates Dominica, Heads To Puerto Rico

Dominica is the latest Caribbean island to suffer at the hands of a Category 5 hurricane.

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UN's Antonio Guterres Warns Against North Korea War

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned world leaders against war with North Korea, calling on them to take the threat of "nuclear peril" seriously.

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Forty Million Victims Of Modern Slavery In 2016: Report

Forty million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were victims of modern slavery last year, according to a new report.

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Trump Threatens To 'Destroy North Korea' If Necessary

US President Donald Trump has threatened to "totally destroy North Korea" if his country is forced to defend itself or its allies, in a highly-combative debut speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

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'Tensions To Rise' After Trump's North Korea Comments

US President Donald Trump's highly-combative remarks against North Korea and its leader at the United Nations will only harden Pyongyang's resolve to continue developing its nuclear programme, analysts have warned.

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French President Defends Paris Agreement, Iran Nuclear Deal

UNITED NATIONS -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended the Paris Agreement on climate change and asked concerned parties to retain the Iran nuclear deal, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Trump Says Gulf Crisis Can Be 'Solved Pretty Quickly'

Shortly after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, US President Donald Trump and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met in New York to discuss the Gulf's major diplomatic crisis.

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Trump Targets North Korea, Iran In His First UN Speech

UNITED NATIONS -- US President Donald Trump on Tuesday strongly pressured North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and criticised a landmark Iran nuclear deal in his first speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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Sheikh Tamim Takes Gulf Crisis To Global Audience

United Nations, New York City - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani used the pulpit of the UN General Assembly to attack the four neighbours that have imposed a blockade against it, accusing them of "terrorism"-like behaviour.

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Trump's UN Speech In Breach Of UN Charter, Says Swedish FM

Margot Wallstrom.

STOCKHOLM -- Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom has slammed US President Donald Trump's first United Nations (UN) address as "bombastic and nationalist," saying the speech was "in breach of the UN charter", China’s Xinhua news agency reported.

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