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United Nations Says Nearly 93,000 Killed In Syrian Conflict
GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations says almost 93,000 people have been confirmed killed in the Syrian conflict, but the real number is likely to be far higher. The U.N. human rights office says it has confirmed the killing of 92,901 people between March 2011 and the end of April 2013. The U.N.&…
Obama’s Drone Speech Welcomed In Pakistan, Yemen
ISLAMABAD (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech on the use of drones to kill Islamic militants was well-received in two countries most affected by the strikes — Pakistan and Yemen — but criticism of the U.S. policy remains strong. Obama cast the drone program as crucial …
UN: Global Youth Unemployment Rate Is Rising
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s labor office says youth unemployment is likely to rise globally to 12.8 percent by 2018, wiping out gains made in the recent economic recovery. A report by the International Labour Organization said Tuesday the rate of unemployment among people aged 15 to 24 wa…
UN Urges Syria To Let In Chemical Weapons Experts
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is again appealing to Syria to allow a team of experts into the country “without delay and without any conditions” to investigate allegations of chemical weapons use. The U.N. chief told reporters Monday he takes seriously a re…
Kerry Seeks To Boost Afghan, Pakistan Ties
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has brought senior Afghan and Pakistani officials together for security talks aimed at improving relations between the two nations ahead of next year’s withdrawal of NATO combat forces from Afghanistan. Kerry was meeting Afghan Preside…
North Korea’s Leader Showing He’s In Charge
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea’s new leader is trying to show the world and his people that he is in charge, rather than trying to trigger military conflict. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tells Congress Thursday that his analysts bel…

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