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Myanmar military releases 42 more child soldiers


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 3 (IANS) Myanmar military authorities released 42 more child soldiers from the armed forces Monday, a move to further end recruitment of under-age children in the armed forces, ... Read more...

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Don’t recruit child soldiers: UNICEF


August 18th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called for keeping child soldiers out of armed conflicts, citing latest reports that armed groups in northern Mali are ... Read more...

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Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali: UNICEF


July 7th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels, Xinhua has reported a ... Read more...

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UN to meet with central African governments to fight Lord’s Resistance Army


March 15th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday said it will meet in Uganda with government officials from central Africa next week to establish a comprehensive regional strategy to ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist child soldiers go on warpath again


August 12th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 12 (IANS) With political uncertainty deepening in Nepal with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal expected to resign during the weekend, violence flared on the streets of Kathmandu Friday ... Read more...

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Maoist ‘child soldiers’ on warpath again


August 8th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) Anger, frustration and grief simmered among the former "child soldiers" of Nepal's ruling Maoist party Monday as police arrested over 40 of them, including young women, ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka calls UN report ‘fundamentally flawed’


April 27th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday described as "fundamentally flawed" a UN panel report that ruled that war crimes were committed in the island during the end of the ... Read more...

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‘Iran using child soldiers to fight protesters’


March 13th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Human rights activists have accused Iran of using "child soldiers" as young as 14 to fight anti-government protesters in the country.The teenager combatants, armed with batons, ... Read more...

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Iran using “child soldiers” to suppress anti-government demonstrations: HR activists


March 13th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Mar 13 (ANI): Human Rights activists have warned that Iran's Islamic regime is using "child soldiers" to suppress anti-government demonstrations, raising concerns that the international law to avoid using underage combatants ... Read more...

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Marking People’s War, forgetting 4,000 Maoist foot soldiers


February 14th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Bijeta Shrestha wanted to change the world, end injustice and help establish a classless society - as a Maoist. Today she is a cooking assistant at ... Read more...

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Former Maoist child soldiers learn to shoot - with camera


December 31st, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 31 (IANS) It was not a desire to change the world but his grinding poverty that made Nar Bahadur Sunuwar join the underground Maoist guerrillas when ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Over 4,500 former Tamil Tigers rehabilitated


October 20th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) A year after the Tamil Tigers were crushed, Sri Lanka has released and rehabilitated more than 4,500 former guerrillas, an official said.Most of the rebels were captured or ... Read more...

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Confusion over LTTE and civilian casualties: Lanka Defence Secretary tells probe body


August 18th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Aug.18 (ANI): Sri Lanka's Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said confusion prevails in the minds of many over how many casualties in the Eelam War IV that was waged from August ... Read more...

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UN warning on trial of young Guantanamo detainee


August 11th, 2010 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 11 (IANS) The opening of the trial of Omar Khadr, a Canadian captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at the age of 15, in Guantanamo Bay Tuesday could "set ... Read more...

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Campbell wants to get on with her life after ‘blood diamond’ testimony


August 6th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Aug 6 (ANI): Naomi Campbell wants to get war crimes tribunal 'to get over with' and get on with her life.Speaking at the the trial to determine whether Liberian ... Read more...

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Mia Farrow to Tesitfy on ‘Blood Diamond’ of Naomi Campbell


July 31st, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the AFP, actress Mia Farrow is all set to testify next month along with modeling agent Carole White about the blood diamond which Naomi Campbell is ... Read more...

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UN spotlight puts Maoist child soldier in peril


July 5th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) After rubbing shoulders with top UN officials in New York and basking in limelight, former Maoist child soldier Sita Tamang has to now pay the ... Read more...

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Naomi Campbell To Testify In The Taylor Trial


June 12th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been summoned to a war crimes tribunal of Liberia's former President Charles Taylor. She was allegedly given a rough blood diamond ... Read more...

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Will root for Brazil in FIFA World Cup: Sharman Joshi


June 5th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Colombo, June 5(IANS) Bollywood's boy-next-door Sharman Joshi will support Brazil - his favourite football team - during the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. "I'm not much of a football ... Read more...

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No plans other than acting: Harman Baweja


June 5th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Colombo, June 5 (IANS) Bollywood actor Harman Baweja is clear that he doesn't want to get into anything other than acting, unlike many celebrities nowadays who are increasingly trying ... Read more...

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Taylor’s lawyers oppose Campbell’s testimony


June 1st, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 1 (IANS) Lawyers of former Liberian President Charles Taylor have opposed a request to have supermodel Naomi Campbell testify at his war crimes trial in the Netherlands. The prosecutors ... Read more...

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IIFA Holds Charity Cricket Match Led By Hrithik And Suniel Shetty


May 31st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): IIFA has always been known to come up with some noble causes associated with itself and continues the legacy this year too, and this time in ... Read more...

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‘IIFA good for India-Sri Lanka relations’ (Lead)


May 30th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara and his teammate Sanath Jayasuriya believe that IIFA Awards 2010, to be held in Colombo June 3-5, are a ... Read more...

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‘IIFA good for India-Sri Lanka relations’


May 30th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Ace Sri Lankan cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya believe that IIFA Awards 2010, to be held in Colombo, is a "big opportunity" to promote ... Read more...

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Salman to help rehabilitate child soldiers in Sri Lanka


May 12th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will hold a charity match between Indian celebrities and Sri Lankan cricketers here in June to help rehabilitate former Tamil Tiger ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists free all child soldiers


February 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 8 (IANS) Assisted by the UN and its partner agencies, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Monday finally released the last of the child soldiers they had recruited in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN mission in Nepal extended by nearly four months (Lead, Changing dateline)


January 22nd, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 22 (DPA) The United Missions Security Council extended the mandate of its mission in Nepal (UNMIN) by nearly four months to supervise the completion of the peace process in the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UN Security Council votes to extend UN Mission in Nepal


January 22nd, 2010 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations Security Council on Thursday voted today to extend the United Nations political mission in Nepal (UNMIN) amid rising tension in the country.In a resolution ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

African dictator ‘gave Naomi Campbell a blood diamond’


January 15th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 15 (ANI): Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, gave a "blood diamond" to charm supermodel Naomi Campbell, according to war crimes prosecutors.A "blood diamond" usually refers to a gem ... Read more...

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Nepal child soldiers embrace freedom with heavy heart


January 7th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 7 (IANS) Hundreds of child soldiers recruited by the Maoists in the course of their decade-old "People's War" Thursday finally bid adieu to combatant life to begin afresh as civilians ... Read more...

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Lanka government says over 500 child soldiers in its custody


December 24th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Dec. 24 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has claimed that it has 550 ex-child soldiers in its custody - and about half of them are being given the chance of education.Officials ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists finally agree to free child soldiers


December 16th, 2009 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 16 (IANS) Witnessed by top UN officials and envoys from foreign governments, Nepal's Maoist chief and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Wednesday finally gave his consent to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Alarmed UN sends envoy to free Nepal’s child soldiers


December 12th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 12 (IANS) With Nepal's new coalition government failing to meet its November deadline to free almost 3,000 child soldiers languishing in Maoist barracks since the signing of a peace agreement ... Read more...

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Nicolas Cage receives UN’s Global Citizen of the Year award


December 6th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 06 (ANI): Nicolas Cage has received Global Citizen of the Year award from the United Nations for his humanitarian efforts.The 'Con Air' actor has also been appointed as a UN ... Read more...

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UN celebrates 20 years of child rights convention


November 20th, 2009 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 20 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called the 20-year-old Convention on the Rights of the Child as a beacon and guide to protect "the youngest and most ... Read more...

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