Kuwait, 5 other nations join UN Security Council Jan 03, 2018 0 120 12345 AFPUnited NationsEquatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and the Netherlands formally joined the ranks of the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday"to make a difference," the body's president said."Peace and security are difficult to achieve," Kazakh envoy Kairat Umarov, who took the rotating presidency in January, told council members at a special ceremony. "You are going to have a real chance to make a difference."One after the other, ambassadors representing the council's six new member countries -- five men and a woman, Polish envoy Joanna Wronecka -- placed their flag among those of the body's nine other members.The UN Security Council has 15 members, including five with permanent seats who have the power to veto resolutions -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.Three women and 12 men are among the 15 ambassadors who will soon be seated at the U-shaped table in the center of the Security Council's chamber. Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Legalised pot sale off to a blazing start in California Jan 03, 2018 0 774 Extreme cold sparks chaos at Canada airports Jan 03, 2018 0 408 2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation Jan 03, 2018 0 121 US sees no rise in autism in past 3 years AFP Miami After more than a decade of steady increases in the rate of children diagnosed with autism in the United States, the rate has plateaued in the past three years, researchers said Tuesday. The findings were based on .. Soldier held for killing pregnant woman in line for pork: Venezuela REUTERS CARACAS Venezuelan authorities arrested a National Guard soldier over the weekend and accused him of shooting a pregnant 18 year-old during an incident that local media described as a melee over scarce pork. .. At least 9 die, 14 others hurt in Brazil prison riot AFP Sao Paulo At least nine people were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a prison riot in the central Brazilian state of Goias that ended in a blaze -- and the escape of more than 100 inmates, local media reported. ..