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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called up Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him following the announcement of the Nigerian presidential and parliamentary election results. Ban called on all Nigerians to accept the outcome of the elections stating that he believes...

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui on Wednesday urged all parties involved in military operations to "avoid creating new risks" for the crisis-torn country's children and to adhere to international law. Zerrougui said...

A spokesperson of the United Nations agency tasked with the ensuring the well-being of Palestinians across the Middle East, warned Wednesday of some fierce fighting taking place between armed groups in the area of Yarmouk, a camp of Syrian and Palestinian refugees, putting thousands of people in danger. Chris...

img3-040115.jpg Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday on charges of public corruption.

chuckgrassley-040115.jpg Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, claimed Hillary Clinton likely broke the law by using a personal email system while serving as Secretary of State.

Governorhutchinson-040115.jpg After seeing the backlash faced by his counterpart in Indiana, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday changes would need to be made to a controversial religious freedom bill before he would sign the legislation into law.

Smartphone-040115.jpg A remarkable increase in smartphone adoption has more Americans depending on their mobile devices to access the internet.

UberDriver-040115.jpg Ride sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. continues to hog bad publicity after an UberX driver allegedly drove a woman to the airport and then went back to break into her home. A Denver homeowner found the driver allegedly trying to break into her home one afternoon. When questioned, he said he was a friend of her roommate.

Irans-nuclear-programm-040115.jpg While the midnight Tuesday deadline has long passed, international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program continue on Wednesday. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf noted that negotiators have made enough progress over the past few days to merit extending the talks.

ConstructionSpending-040115.jpg After reporting a steep drop in U.S. construction spending in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing that spending saw some further downside in the month of February.

ISM-pmi-040115.jpg Manufacturing activity in the U.S. saw continued growth in the month of March, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday, although the pace of growth slowed by more than anticipated.

ADPdata-040115.jpg Private sector job growth in the U.S. continued to slow in the month of March, according to a report released by payroll processor ADP on Wednesday. ADP said private sector employment climbed by 189,000 jobs in March following a slightly upwardly revised increase of 214,000 jobs in February.

MisaoOkawa-040115.jpg World's oldest living person and Japanese super-centenarian Misawo Okawa died due to heart failure at an age of 117 years and 27 days. She was born on March 5, 1898 at Tenma district in Osama. She is survived by three children, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

warrenbuffett-040115.jpg Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has Wednesday joined other prominent business figures in voicing concerns about Indiana's controversial religious freedom law. Buffett told CNN that it is wrong to for people to exercise discrimination based on sexual orientation.

germanwings-040115.jpg The last moments of the doomed Germanwings plane, that was deliberately hit to the Alps, was recorded in a mobile phone, German newspaper Bild and French Magazine Paris Match reported. The video is presumed to be taken from the cabin, using a mobile device. The investigators recovered the memory card from the crash site, though the mobile was destroyed completely. However, there is no official con

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