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Debate on NATO aggression on FR Yugoslavia again fails to make it to UNSC agenda

NEW YORK - A debate requested by Russia to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1999 NATO aggression on the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has again failed to make it to the UN Security Council agenda after six of 15 members of the top UN body voted in favour and nine abstained on Thursday.

Russia, China, Algeria, Guyana, Sierra Leone and Mozambique voted for the request.

Pygmy hippo: Not only cute, but extremely important

The birth of a male pygmy hippopotamus at Athens' Attica Zoological Park on feb. 19 was viewed as an important development for the survival of its species. The hippo belongs to one of the rarest and most endangered species. It is estimated that only 2,000 - 2,500 live in the wild and more specifically in the Ivory Coast, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Greece congratulates newly elected members of the UN Security Council

Greece congratulated Slovenia, its partner and ally in the European Union, for its election as member of the UN Security Council for the term 2014-2025, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.

The FM also congratulated Algeria, Guyana, Sierra Leone, and South Korea who were elected new members of the UN Security Council for 2024-2025.

UK leader Truss holds 1st Cabinet meeting amid energy crisis

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is holding her first Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, after appointing a government diverse in race and gender and united in its support for the new leader's staunchly free-market views.

Truss will also face her political opponents for the first time as leader during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons.

Immigrant thriller wins top prize at Sundance

"Nanny," a supernatural thriller about an undocumented immigrant working for a wealthy New York family, won the Sundance film festival's top prize on Jan. 28.

Starring Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan, Nikyatu Jusu's debut feature portrays the sacrifices Senegalese nanny Aisha makes to leave her home country and young son behind in order to build a new life.

Turkey condoles with Sierra Leone for deadly blast

Turkey's Foreign Ministry condoled on Nov. 6 with Sierra Leone where a fuel tanker explosion left 100 people dead.

The ministry said Turkey regretted learning that people were killed in the explosion.

"We extend our condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as well as the government of Sierra Leone, wishing a swift recovery to the injured," it said.

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