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Furious over sanctions, N. Korea vows to nuke US


North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric as UN diplomats voted on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test.

Posted: March 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan; 4 dead


The United Nations said South Sudan’s armed forces shot down a U.N. helicopter on Friday killing all four crew members on board — but South Sudan’s military spokesman blamed rebel fighters.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN chief says no prospect of an end to Syrian war

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon, left, speaks to the media after talks with Turkish officials in Ankara. Turkey, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. At a news conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, right in Ankara, Ban called on the international community to stand together to press the Assad regime to end the violence. “With this unity I am sure that the Syrian government and President Assad will have to agree to resolve this issue as soon as possible,” Ban said. AP/Burhan Ozbilici

There is no prospect of an end to the 21-month conflict in Syria or the start of a political dialogue between the government and opposition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN recognizes state of Palestine

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman gestures as he embraces the United States Ambassador Susan Rice after speaking during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly prior to a vote on a resolution on the issue of upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state in the UN headquarters Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.  AP PHOTO/KATHY WILLENS

The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Report challenges beliefs on sexual attacks in war


A new report by Canadian researchers challenges the widespread belief that rape is increasingly being used as a “weapon of war.”

Posted: October 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories | Read More »