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Geneva: Large city in Switzerland
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office [Video]

Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office

A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 02:14Published
Pashtuns protest outside UNHRC office in Geneva against Pakistan Army [Video]

Pashtuns protest outside UNHRC office in Geneva against Pakistan Army

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Europe organised a protest in front of UNHRC headquarters in Geneva to condemn gross human rights violations in Pakistan. The Pashtuns were..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:34Published
India slams Pak for persecuting minorities, calls it 'epicenter of terrorism' [Video]

India slams Pak for persecuting minorities, calls it 'epicenter of terrorism'

India described Pak as 'epicenter of terrorism' at the 45th Session of Human Rights Council. It exercised the Right of Reply to statements made by Pakistan and Turkey at UNHRC. India said no one..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 03:34Published

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Calling the development a "disturbing trend", India's first secretary to the United Nations in Geneva, Pawan Badhe said, "Collection of funds by proscribed terrorist outfits ostensibly for undertaking..
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In Imran Khan's 'Naya Pakistan', you may not return home: India on enforced disappearances in Pakistan at UN

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Single-day Covid-19 cases hit record high: WHO

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UN urges 'independent' Russian probe of Navalny poisoning

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U.N. experts alarmed over reports of torture, mistreatment of detainees in Belarus

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FIFA ethics body clears president Gianni Infantino of breach of ethics even as Swiss criminal case continues

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Latest Syrian peace talks under threat

Talks to end Syria’s civil war are due to begin in Geneva on Wednesday, but serious problems now threaten the peace talks. Human rights groups estimate 130,000 Syrians have died since an uprising..
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Breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program may be on the way

Secretary of State John Kerry is making a last-minute trip to Geneva to meet with European diplomats and Iranian officials to hash out, what may be, a breakthrough deal over Iran's nuclear program...
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COVID-19 cases in Americas surpass 10 mln: WHO

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There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warns

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Careless youth driving some Covid spikes, says WHO

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Coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days

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UN expert laments White House ‘attacks’ on the media

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GENEVA – The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression on Monday accused the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred to a negative “Trump effect” on..
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Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decision

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Amid search for virus origin, WHO says sending team to China 'next week'

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WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

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UN office denounces human rights violations in Philippines

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World leaders to launch WHO COVID-19 plan, but US won't take part

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