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US: Can’t rule out Russian role in plane downing

United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 18, 2014. Britain's U.N. Mission says it requested an emergency meeting after Thursday's downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

United States Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN Security Council wants probe of Ukraine crash

Airport police stand guard at the arrival hall at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, in Sepang, Malaysia, Friday, July 18, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said it lost contact with Flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace Thursday. It was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AP FILE PHOTO

The U.N. Security Council has approved a statement calling for “a full, thorough and independent international investigation” of a downed Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Jeremiah Heaton and his seven year-old daughter, Princess Emily, show the flag,July 2, 2014, in Abingdon, Va, that their family designed as they try to claim a piece of land in the Eastern African region of Bir Tawil. AP File Photo

An American man says he has claimed a kingdom in Africa so his daughter can be a princess.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN recognizes gay marriage for staffers

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The United Nations is recognizing the gay marriages of all its staffers, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced Monday.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN warns of serious threat in Syria refugee crisis

Syrian refugee family members, who fled their home from Syria, break their fasting outside their tent at a Syrian refugee camp in the eastern town of Marj in Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Sunday, June 29, 2014. Across a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that threaten to rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam. AP

The spiraling refugee crisis from Syria’s civil war could pose a serious threat to Lebanon’s security and destabilize the entire region unless donors quickly provide the unfunded 70 percent of the $3.74 billion needed for emergency needs, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Thursday.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »