GENEVA - The UN's refugee agency said Thursday that 54 Somalis had drowned while trying to flee their war-torn country for the relative safety of Yemen.

GENEVA - More that 296,800 people were killed in 373 natural disasters last year, costing the world about $109 billion, a UN agency said Monday.

NAIROBI/GENEVA - The number of women raped in an apparent revenge attack for the death of a Congolese soldier has risen to 50, according to the United Nations.

GENEVA - At least 14 people suffered minor injuries Friday on board an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Zurich, as a result of heavy turbulence.

PARIS/ABIDJAN/GENEVA - A close ally of Ivory Coast's would-be president Alassane Ouattara Thursday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible crimes as the UN confirmed 173 people have died in the ongoing crisis.
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