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Airlifts of Food to Begin for Famine-Stricken Somalia

ROME-The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today it will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia, which is bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis…

Warning of Climate Change's Threat to Global Security, Ban Urges Concerted Action

GENEVA-Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging developed countries to lead the global effort to find ways to mitigate and…

Last Remaining Fugitive from Balkan War Crimes Arrested

GENEVA-Top United Nations officials have joined the international tribunal set up to try those responsible for the worst crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s in welcoming today’s…

The Phone Hacking Scandal by the Numbers

The U.K.'s phone hacking scandal seems to keep getting bigger, with more revelations, resignations and arrests. Here's a quick breakdown of some important stats in the scandal so far. For…

Huge Marijuana Grow Discovered in Baja California

MEXICO-Authorities in Mexico discovered what they are saying is the largest Marijuana plantation ever found in Mexico. The plantation was located about 190 miles south of the U.S. border.…

World's Oceans in Shocking Decline

The oceans are in a worse state than previously suspected, according to an expert panel of scientists. In a new report, they warn that ocean life is "at high risk…

Ahmed Karzai Gunned Down in Compound

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN-The powerful brother of Afghanistan's president, Ahmed Wali Karzai was shot down in the Karzai Compound, the most heavily guarded compound in all of Kandahar. Located in the center…

Shuttle Program Comes to a Close with Atlantis Launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER-The 135th and final mission of the space shuttle program launched from its pad just prior to 11:30am this morning. The flight of Atlantis to the International Space…