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Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Over the 2014 summer, Arctic sea ice melted back from its maximum...

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq. On Monday, they conducted four airstrikes using a mix of attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft near the city of Kirkuk. The airstrikes destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL tank, and damaged an ISIL Humvee, all west-southwest...

Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States is providing more than $71 million in additional life-saving humanitarian assistance to help meet emergency needs in Gaza. More than 58,000 people, displaced by the Israeli shelling, are still sheltering in United Nations facilities....

Airstrikes-092314.jpg Defense forces of the United States and Arab partner nations have begun airstrikes inside Syria targeting terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Pentagon announced on Tuesday. The nations fighting alongside the US include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which has a Sunni majority. Overnight, a mix of fighters, bombers, remotely piloted ai

Heavy rains and flooding devastated parts of the Philippines, France and Italy over the weekend and may be further indications of the 'new normal' that the world will have to deal with if no accelerated action is taken to curb global warming, the head of United Nations Disaster Reduction Office said...

The G20 Finance Ministers on Monday endorsed a package of measures to tackle international corporate tax avoidance. The meeting of the Ministers in Cairns, Australia, agreed on a first set of recommendations to address key areas in the OECD's Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) which,...

existinghomesales-092214.jpg After reporting four consecutive monthly increases, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Monday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. existing home sales in the month of August. NAR said existing home sales fell 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.05 million in August.

Mars-Atmosphere-092214.jpg A US satellite to study Mars' upper atmosphere has entered the Red Planet's orbit. NASA said its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered the orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles, or 711 million kilometers. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous higher atmosphere of Mars.

U.S. fighter aircraft have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq in recent days, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Two airstrikes on Sunday destroyed an ISIL mortar position northeast of Sinjar and an ISIL semi-tractor trailer carrying munitions southwest...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will join the Peoples' Climate March today, ahead of a United Nations climate summit due in New York on Tuesday. More than 2,000 people marches through the streets of Manhattan as a part of global protest, ahead of a United Nations...

Barbara Henning, wife of Alan Henning, a British taxi driver held hostage by Islamic State since last December, has appealed to the militants to release him, BBC reported. In a statement released via the Foreign office, Barbara said Alan is a peaceful and selfless man, and was taken hostage while...

Five people, including three children, were killed in a crash in Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon that involved four vehicles. Three others have been taken to hospitals. All the victims were travelling in a minivan. Overspeeding is said to have caused the mishap. The accident occurred near the...

Around 100 French farmers protesting against falling living standards set fire to a tax office in the town of Morlaix in Brittany, as a Russian embargo on some goods has blocked one of their main export markets. The farmers first set fire to an insurance office outside Morlaix and destroyed it totally....

The U.K.'s constitutional architecture is likely to be redrawn with more powers for Scotland, after the country decided to continue its 300-year-old union with the U.K. in a referendum held on Thursday. British Prime Minister David Cameron said "it is time for our United Kingdom to come together and...

49 Turkish hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq three months ago were rescued and returned to Safety on Saturday. Turkish authorities say that the hostages were freed from the militant group without firing a shot or paying a ransom. The hostages were captured from the Turkish...