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2005-12-09 19:42:16

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. relief coordinator urged the Security Council on Friday not to water down its resolution on protecting civilians subject to abuse, whether in Northern Uganda, Sudan or the Ivory Coast. The 15-member council, in an all-day debate among dozens of U.N. ambassadors, is considering a document on how to stop atrocities against women, men and children in war zones. "The eyes and ears of the world community and human rights and...

2005-09-19 17:07:09

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China warned the West on Monday against any attempt to abuse a newly agreed international right to intervene to protect civilians threatened by genocide, war crimes or ethnic cleansing. A United Nations summit last week approved the principle that the international community has a "responsibility to protect" civilians where governments are unable or unwilling to do so. The aim was to prevent any repetition of the massacres in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo in...

2005-09-12 19:50:11

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. diplomats struggled on Monday to save this week's world summit from collapse after dropping contested language on terrorism, human rights and other issues in a document 150 world leaders are to approve. Negotiations among a core group of 32 ambassadors ahead of the three-day summit that begins on Wednesday are expected to continue through the night. But some envoys fear that an ambitious blueprint on global security, human rights and...

2005-09-12 18:48:28

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. diplomats were confident late on Monday of saving this week's world summit from collapse after dropping contested language on terrorism, human rights and other issues in a document world leaders are to approve. Negotiations among a core group of 32 ambassadors ahead of the three-day summit that begins on Wednesday are expected to continue until the last minute. But some envoys still fear that an ambitious blueprint on global security,...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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