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  • Will the Obama administration agree to ban 'killer robots'?

    They're known as "lethal autonomous weapons systems," or LAWS, although some people prefer the catchier term "killer robots." Either way, representatives from around the world recently gathered in Geneva to debate an important question: Should they be banned from the battlefield?
  • Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic

    Cuba off the U.S. terrorism list: Goodbye to a Cold War relic
    History may ultimately view it as an incremental step in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, but the Obama administration's decision this week to drop the island nation from the list of state sponsors of terrorism...

    Citing political pressure, 5,000 Burundians flee to Rwanda

    More than 5,800 Burundian refugees have crossed into Rwanda so far this month amid fears of violence before elections later this year, the United Nations refugee agency said Wednesday. Failure to organize free and fair elections could spark a return to...

    Lower Brule meeting erupts after leadership disagreement

    The political divisions that have split some members of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe showed through Wednesday when the first tribal council meeting since the death of former Chairman Michael Jandreau ended in chaos. More than 60 people gathered for the...

    UN: Mali suicide bomb attack kills 3, wounds 16

    A suicide bomber attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base in northern Mali on Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding 16 others, the U.N. mission said. The renewed violence came as peace talks started again in Algeria between the Malian government...