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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an international effort to stamp out torture in the wake of the Senate report detailing brutal CIA interrogations of terror detainees. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U.N. Chief Says U.S. Torture Report Should Spur Global Action

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for an international effort to stamp out torture in the wake of the Senate report detailing brutal CIA interrogations of terror detainees.

12/17/2014

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday. CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Expert: Prosecute Senior US Officials, CIA Who Authorized Torture

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

12/10/2014

Palestinian Authority president demands a withdrawal of Israeli troops from Palestinian territories, says his people will never support "the Jewish State." (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Palestinian President: We Will Never Recognize Israel As Jewish State

Palestinian Authority president demands a withdrawal of Israeli troops from Palestinian territories, says his people will never support “the Jewish State.”

12/01/2014

President Obama made the pledge at the University of Queensland ahead of the G20 summit in Brsibane. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pledges $3 Billion To Help Poor Countries Confront Climate Change

The money will go to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund to help developing nations adjust to rising seas, warmer temperatures and more extreme weather.

11/14/2014

The U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Aug. 7, 2013. (credit: CHANTAL VALERY/AFP/Getty Images)

UN Panel: US Must Answer For Alleged Torture Violations

A U.N. panel began grilling American officials Wednesday over the country’s compliance with a key anti-torture treaty, raising a series of alleged violations and admitted “lapses” since the 9/11 attacks.

11/12/2014

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the political forum "Copenhagen Energy Security Dialogue" on Nov. 2, 2014 in Copenhagen. (credit: Niels Ahlmann Olesen/AFP/Getty Images)

United Nations Panel: Climate Change Could Alter Male-Female Ratio

Climate change is happening, it’s almost entirely man’s fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.’s panel on climate science said Sunday.

11/03/2014

As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

UN: Growing Number Of Foreigners In Terror Groups, Social Media Aiding

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an “unprecedented scale,” with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

10/31/2014

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New York City’s Best Secret Places To Visit

New York has a number of fascinating secret places, some that even a New Yorker may not be aware of.

10/15/2014

ISIS Broadens Recruitment For Women, Professionals To Build New Society  (Photo by AFP/Getty Images)

US Diplomat Calls Islamic State ‘Monstrous Group’

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says America doesn’t have to be perpetually at war, but it must take on the surging Islamic State group.

09/25/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco

While many facts about the city by the bay may be obvious, there are many other facts that aren’t as obvious. Here are 10 things you might not know about San Francisco.

09/23/2014

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