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  • U.N. chief voices alarm at increased Gaza violence

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Sunday that hostilities in and around the Gaza Strip appeared to be worsening, warning that an Israeli ground offensive would "undoubtedly increase the death toll and...
  • Secretary-general says UN has 'moral responsibility' to help end cholera outbreak in Haiti

    UNITED NATIONS In his strongest statement since a deadly cholera epidemic arrived in Haiti nearly four years ago, the head of the United Nations said the global body bears "a moral responsibility" in helping the Caribbean nation end the outbreak. U.N....
  • The real failures on immigration

    In the eyes of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, the crisis on our Southern border demonstrates the failure of our immigration policy. They are correct, though not in the way they think. The failure in our immigration policy comes from the persistent...
  • Libyan protesters shut down Brega oil port: state firm NOC

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Protesters have shut down the eastern Libyan oil port Brega, state firm National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Saturday, days after the government celebrated the reopening of major ports following almost a year of blockage. NOC spokesman...
  • Nuclear expansion right move for the climate, world

    In the 1970s, scientists discovered that chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons were being spewed into the atmosphere. To their shock, they found that the chemicals — then common in refrigerators, air conditioners and hair sprays — were...
  • Israel and Palestinians continue to trade strikes

    Despite a unanimous appeal from U.N. Security Council members, Israel and Palestinian militants traded more airstrikes and rocket fire Saturday, with at least one mosque and a center for the disabled among the latest structures hit in the Gaza Strip....
  • Death toll of Israel's Gaza campaign hits 101 as US seeks cease-fire

    JERUSALEM Israel kept up a steady bombardment of the Gaza Strip from the air and sea on Friday as the United States offered to broker a cease-fire that would end an offensive launched to quell rocket fire from the territory. The death toll from the...
  • Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...
  • U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Syria aid access resolution

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on a resolution to allow aid access at four border crossings into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent, said Western diplomats, who were hopeful Russia and China will...
  • Roadside bomb kills eight civilians in southern Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR Afghanistan (Reuters) - Eight civilians including five women were killed when a roadside bomb blew up their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, local officials said on Saturday. The United Nations said this week that the Afghan war was inflicting...
  • Israel strikes on Gaza continue; death toll climbs

    JERUSALEM Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday leveled a mosque and hit a home for the disabled, killing two handicapped women in an intensified bombardment that accompanied diplomatic efforts to mediate a ceasefire with the Islamist group...