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Nepalese Minister calls at UN for enhanced partnerships to address global challenges

“An enhanced level of partnership and collaboration is the key to address the challenges,” said Prakash Man Singh from the podium, noting that his country welcomes the Addis Ababa Action Agenda adopted in July – a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges.The leader of the Nepali congress also said he was pleased to share that after about eight years of “rigorous democratic exercise”, Nepal promulgated an inclusive constitution 11 days ago, which guarantees 33 per cent of women representation in the national Parliament.Meanwhile, on the topic of peacekeeping, Minister Singh said Nepal has been consistently contributing to UN operations for some six decades. “More than 120,000 peacekeepers have served so far with distinct professionalism in more than 40 different missions around the globe and 70 have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty,” he declared.Regarding migration, he said it has “emerged as a mega-trend,” with migrant workers constituting a significant dimension of current human mobility. “In view of the greater vulnerabilities of such people, due recognition and priority should be given to the protection of their rights and dignity,” he underlined. Finally, the Nepalese politician said his country has been overwhelmed by the expression of solidarity and cooperation from the international community on an “unprecedented scale” in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes that struck in April and May.“We consider the global outpouring of support and solidarity to be an astonishing feat as well as a significant clue to the vast scope and potential of the spirit of the UN,” Mr. Singh continued, adding that Nepal looks to continued support and solidarity in the phase of rehabilitation and reconstruction. read more

US woman 92 kills son to avoid being sent into care

(BBC) A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say.Anna Mae Blessing is charged with murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping (PHOTO: MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son’s intentions to put her into care for days, according to court documents.“You took my life, so I’m taking yours,” she reportedly said as she was escorted out of the Arizona home she shared with her son and his girlfriend.Mrs Blessing told police she had intended to kill herself, too.The incident happened in the morning of 2 July in the town of Fountain Hills, Maricopa county, police records obtained by local media say.Mrs Blessing’s son, whose name has not been released, wanted her to leave for an assisted living facility because she “had become difficult to live with”.The mother concealed two firearms in her robe pockets before confronting her son in his bedroom, police said in a statement.During the ensuing argument, she pulled out one revolver, purchased in the 1970s, and fired at her son.Police found the son dead, with two bullet wounds to his neck and jaw.Mrs Blessing then pointed the gun at her son’s 57-year-old girlfriend, who managed to wrestle it away and throw it into a corner of the room.She pulled out a second pistol, which she told police her late husband had given to her in the 1970s.The girlfriend managed to knock this one out of Mrs Blessing’s hands, too, before escaping and calling the sheriff’s office.Police found Mrs Blessing in a reclining chair in her bedroom. She later told them she deserved to be “put to sleep” for her actions.She is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping, and her bail was set at $500,000. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUS boy, 3, ‘beaten to death over a cupcake’February 1, 2018In “latest news”Mother flees country after realizing son killed Montrose GrannyAugust 24, 2015In “Crime”Guyanese stepmom charged with strangling death of 9-year-old Queens girlAugust 22, 2016In “Crime” read more