Israeli museum to remove sculp...

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Jerusalem, Jan 20 (IBNS): An Israeli museum triggered a controversy over an artwork which showcased a sculpture depicting the McDonald’s mascot as the crucified Jesus, forcing officials to remove it following violent protest by Christian minorities of the nation.
World's 'oldest man' Masazo Nonaka dies in Japan
Tokyo, Jan 20 (IBNS):  Masazo Nonaka, the Japanese man who was certified by Guinness World Records in April 2018 as the world's oldest living man at 112 years and 259 days, passed away on Sunday, media reports said.
Unknown gunmen kill Thai Buddhist monks in temple located in Musl...
Bangkok, Jan 20 (IBNS): Unknown gunmen attacked and shot dead two Buddhist monks in a Thailand temple located at Su Ngai Padi district of Narathiwat province, triggering tension in the area which has seen clashes between ethnic Malay-Muslim rebels and the Buddhist-majority Thai state over the years.
Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were ...
New York, Jan 20 (IBNS): The United Nations' Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, Mexico, and extended the UN's assistance to the national authorities, his Spokesman said on Saturday.
Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterate...
New York, Jan 20 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 people either died or went missing.
UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escala...
New York, Jan 19 (IBNS): Calling on the Myanmar Government to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations”, the United Nations expert on human rights in the South-East Asian country said on Friday, that “it’s vital that assistance is able to reach those who have fled violence in the region”.
Thousands returning to Nigeria’s restive Borno state ‘at risk...
New York, Jan 19 (IBNS): Amid reports that Cameroon is forcing several thousand Nigerians to return to Borno state in the country’s crisis-gripped north-east, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) deplored the move, saying it has put lives “at risk”.
Libyan authorities must shoulder the burden to support country’...
New York, Jan 19 (IBNS): Despite years of promises to address the “vulnerable heart” of Libya – the country’s south – conditions around its water and oil resource wealth have continued to deteriorate at “an alarming rate”, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council.
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