UN independent expert calls on Turkey to do more to fight impunity on extrajudicial executions

While Turkey has made significant progress in protecting the right to life, it should step up efforts to prosecute those who commit unlawful killings, a United Nations independent expert said today following a visit to the country.

UN calls for restraint following deadly mortar attack on Turkish town

Both the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council are calling for restraint following the deadly shelling this week of a Turkish town by Syrian forces.

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Agreement “possible” at Cyprus talks

An agreement over the future reunification of Cyprus could move a step closer at talks that are due to get underway on Monday outside New York City.

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Earthquakes claimed more lives in 2011 natural disasters

Earthquakes were the biggest killers in natural disasters last year, according to a report published on Wednesday.

According to statistics released by the UN, there were 302 major disasters in 2011.

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