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Ahead of next week's third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, the United Nations health agency's top official in the country on Friday said more than 16 million Syrians and Syrian refugees are in need of health support, but received no new funding to meet the $124 million needed...

A United Nations-backed court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), on Friday announced charges against former Khmer Rouge member Ao An of "crimes against humanity of murder, extermination, persecution on political and religious grounds, imprisonment, and other inhumane acts"...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibility by going to the polls to vote in large numbers, ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday. In a statement released by his spokesperson's office, the UN chief commended...

uscapitol-062509_27Mar15.jpg After enduring hours of votes on numerous amendments, the Senate narrowly voted early Friday morning to approve the budget plan put forth by Republicans. The Senate voted 52 to 46 in favor the GOP budget proposal, with the vote largely coming down along party lines.

wipp-032715.jpg A February 2014 explosion of a drum containing nuclear waste was due to chemically incompatible contents, mainly kitty litter used as absorbents, shows a report by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Global-Broadband-032715.jpg The global average connection speed for Internet and Broadband increased 20 percent to 4.5 Mbps for the fourth quarter, 2014 while the global average peak connection speed was up 16 percent to 26.9 Mbps. U.S. had average connection speed of 11.1 Mbps, with a peak speed of 49.4 Mbps. Canada had average speed of 10.7 Mbps, while its peak speed was 46.3 Mbps.

Two humans are getting ready to say farewell to Earth for nearly 12 months. Later today, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the International Space Station, beginning a one-year mission in space, testing the limits of human research, space exploration and...

At the first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defense Conference, the Secretary-General appealed to senior military officials for more troop contributions from States around the world and for political will and purpose. "We need unity and backing," Ban Ki Moon said on Friday. "Effective performance demands...

CONSUMER-RETAIL_27Mar15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated by less than previously estimated in the month of March, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the final reading on the consumer sentiment index for March came in at 93.0.

Reid-032715.jpg After spending over thirty years in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, R-Nev., announced Friday he will not seek re-election next year. Reid, who was first elected to the Senate in 1986, recently suffered serious eye and facial injuries in an accident while exercising.

GDP-032715.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. grew at an unrevised rate in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the final estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said gross domestic product increased by 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

Andreas-Lubitz-032715.jpg Is it a 'personal life crisis' that led the Germanwings' co-pilot Andreas Lubitz to deliberately lowering the plane carrying 149 people to French Alps mountain? Police is investigating to find evidences to prove this suggestion.

In 2014, the United States and China continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Russia and Switzerland. Trends observed over recent years are however very different for these top trading partners of the EU, according to data issued by Eurostat, the...

The U.S. Government has offered multi-million dollar rewards for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of two alleged Russian cyber criminals identified during a far-reaching federal probe into a worldwide online marketplace for stolen personal and financial information. The two fugitives,...

The United Nation's Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a resolutions in which it created the mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, a new expert role set up in response to efforts to expand surveillance powers and bulk collection of personal data, most recently in France and Canada....

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