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118 cyberthieves who used stolen credit cards to buy airline tickets were arrested in a series of raids conducted at over 80 airports across the world. Law enforcement agencies from all over the world, in cooperation with the airline, travel and credit card industries, joined forces on November 26...

Millions of Amnesty International supporters from around the globe are set to take part in what it claims to be the world's largest annual human rights campaign launching on 3 December. Write for Rights is calling on activists to take action on behalf of 10 activists and two communities suffering...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the formation of a High-Level Panel to study the scope and functions of a proposed new "technology bank" and dedicated to helping the world's least developed countries (LDCs) advance out of poverty. The High-Level Panel - which is to advise...

Being overweight or obese have become major risk factors for developing cancer, particularly among women and in more developed countries, according to the specialized cancer agency of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). Overweight and obesity are responsible for an estimated 481,000...

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is teaming up with a coalition of partner agencies to develop a new data crunching tool to help national governments, development and relief organizations in their efforts to prevent and respond to crises such as animal diseases, plant pests...

Brazil's martial art of Capoeira, Burundi's ritual dance of the royal drum and the preparation of Lavash - a popular flatbread integral to Armenian cuisine - are among the eight elements added to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world's intangible cultural heritage - part of the world body's ongoing...

Litigation between Argentina and so-called vulture funds in the US courts highlights the need to take human rights into account when negotiating and ruling on debt restructuring, two UN independent human rights experts said on Thursday. "Vulture fund litigation complicates debt restructuring processes...

The U.S. Department of State has urged its citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of ongoing safety and security concerns. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks, the State Department said in...

Philip-Hughes-112714.jpg Australia's international cricketer Phillip Hughes, who sustained critical injury after being hit on the head by a ball during a domestic match Tuesday, has died. The 25 year-old promising player had been fighting for his life for two days at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, in induced coma. Australian cricket team's doctor Peter Brukner said at a news conference Thursday that Hughes died as a

US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Brussels on December 1 to take part in the December 2 NATO Foreign Ministerial and associated meetings, the State Department said Wednesday. On December 3, Kerry will chair the first ministerial-level meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition, bringing together...

Obama2-071610_26Nov14.jpg Half of Americans agree with the changes to immigration policy announced by President Barack Obama last week, according to a CNN/ORC poll, although a majority opposes using executive orders to implement those policies.

It is the international community's duty to draw lessons from the horrific violence and atrocious crimes facing minorities around the world to prevent them from being repeated, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson declared at a forum on minority issues. Speaking to the 7th Session...

From Afghanistan and Angola to Haiti and the former Yugoslavia, sanctions implemented by the United Nations Security Council have had a positive track record, proving their efficacy and economy in supporting Member States overcome instability, according to the top UN political official. "UN sanctions...

US-EPA-112614.jpg Warning about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed strengthening air quality standards on Wednesday. The EPA proposed reducing the limit for ozone pollution from 75 parts per billion to within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion.

Romney-112714.jpg While Mitt Romney has said he has no plans to run for president again, the results of a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday show the former Massachusetts Governor leading a group of potential Republican presidential candidates.