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Amid many challenges facing the world, UN General Assembly's 69th session opens -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 17 (APP):  With myriad devastating crises gripping the world, the United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session Tuesday, with the body's new president calling on member states to harness opportunities and to find solutions to the challenges confronting humanity.

World hunger falls, but undernourished remain 'unacceptably high': UN report -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): More than 800 million people - or one in every nine on the planet - suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released Tuesday stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.

Actor DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has tapped top Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change.

Nearly 300,000 children head back to school in conflict-torn Syria, Gaza: UN agency -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): As the school year kicks off around the world, nearly 300,000 children Monday returned to U.N.-run classrooms in Gaza and Syria, where in both instances, the UN is trying to meet the emergency education needs of Palestine refugees in war-ravaged areas where many of their schools damaged and destroyed.

UN urges young people to engage in democracy -
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 16 (APP): The United Nations has marked the annual International Day of Democracy with calls on young people to lead a major push for inclusive democracy around the world.

Sport News
Pak hockey team to feature in Indian hockey tournament
LAHORE, Sept 16 (APP) :Pakistan hockey team will take part in the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy-2014 to be held in Bhubaneswar, India from December 6-14.
PHF honours Tayyab Ikram on becoming CEO of Asian hockey
LAHORE, Sept 16 (APP) : Hockey community of Pakistan in general and the Lahorites in particular honoured their scion Tayyab Ikram on his appointment as the Chief Executive of Asian Hockey Federation (AFH) in a graceful ceremony organized by Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) at a local hotel here on Tuesday.
Asjad, Sajjad, Imran, Sattar in NBP Cup Snooker semis
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Defending Champion Asjad Iqbal, Muhammad Sajjad, Imran Shahzad and Abdul Sattar advanced in the semi-finals of 6th NBP Cup National Ranking Snooker Championship after contrasting victories here at the NBP Sports Complex Billiards Hall on Tuesday.
Country’s premier Regional T20 Cup opens from Wednesday
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Country’s premier Regional Twenty20 Cup Cricket Championship goes into action here at the National Stadium from Wednesday with four matches slated for the opening day.
Cheema bowls Lahore Lions to big win in CLT20
KARACHI, Sept 16 (APP): Discarded Pakistan Test paceman Aizaz Cheema snapped-up three wickets in four balls as Lahore Lions beat Sri Lankan Champion Southern Express by 55 runs in Champions League T20 Cricket Championship at Indian city of Raipur on Tuesday.
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Amid many challenges facing the world, UN General Assembly's 69th session opens -
World hunger falls, but undernourished remain 'unacceptably high': UN report -
Actor DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace -
Nearly 300,000 children head back to school in conflict-torn Syria, Gaza: UN agency -
UN urges young people to engage in democracy -
John Kerry holds out strong support for democracy on International Day -
UN refugee chief, envoy Angelina Jolie, warn of mounting crisis in Mediterranean -
UN hails ratification of disability convention by 150 states as 'major milestone' -
UNSC deplores 'heinous' murder of British aid worker by Islamic State militants -
Pakistan lauds UNICEF for providing succour to Palestine’s war-affected children -
UN urges greater humanitarian, development support for riot-hit Myanmar state -
Senior UN officials urge Member States to craft bold, pragmatic post-2015 agenda -
UN chief stresses national unity government in Afghanistan in phone calls to presidential rivals -
Ambassador Jilani meets key U.S. Senator Johnson -
Pakistan hosts fashion show in New Delhi -
UN stresses major changes in global economic governance, management -
Ambassador Jilani discusses Pakistan-U.S. ties with Senator Cardin -
Obama outlines significant expansion of fight against ISIL -
Despite price dip, uranium demand, production continues to rise: UN -
Pakistan calls for action to prevent and end violations against children -
Pakistan Embassy in Washington marks Defence Day -
US to back efforts towards improvement in Pakistan-India relations -
UN chief urges Afghan presidential candidates to agree on unity government -
UN to convene high-level meeting to scale-up crisis response to Ebola -
UNGA defers Security Council reform to next session; Pakistan calls for ending divisiveness -
American Sikhs announce plans to picket White House during Obama-Modi Summit in Washington -
UN ready to help flood-hit Pakistan: Spokesman -
At UN, Pakistan calls for timely international response to stop atrocities, protect civilians -
Obama to hold White House talks with Modi on September 29-30 -
New U.N. human rights chief calls for 'immediate and urgent' action in Iraq, Syria -
UN-backed forum tackles privacy, boosting Internet access, protecting children online -
Pak-US ties critical to regional peace: Ambassador Jilani -
Pakistan, other Indian Ocean nations to carry out UN-organized tsunami readiness test -
Ninety-six percent of Syria's declared chemical weapons destroyed: UN -
UN chief calls for implementation of ceasefire in Ukraine -
Pakistan to contest for a seat on UN Economic and Social Council -
US for peaceful resolution to Pakistan demonstrations: State Department -
Now is the time to act, UN stresses, as first global report on suicide prevention released -
US seeks action on foreign terrorist fighters at UNSC summit -
US considers last year's Pakistani elections to be fair -
US urges peaceful dialogue among parties to resolve political crisis -
UN chief welcomes lifting of siege of Iraqi town; aid rushed -
UN chief 'alarmed' by Israel's big grab of Palestinian land -
U.S. urges restraint in Pakistan political crisis -
1,420 people killed in Iraqi violence in August: UN -
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