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Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion." (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Urges Governments To Redistribute Wealth

Pope Francis says governments should redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion” that is taking hold today.

05/09/2014

Syrian government forces search the rubble left behind after rebels blew up a luxury hotel that was being used as an army base in the city of Aleppo. (Getty Images)

Syrian Rebels Level Historic Hotel In Aleppo

The luxury hotel in the historic heart of Aleppo was being used as a base by Syrian government forces.

05/08/2014

File photo of an execution chamber. (credit: CAROLINE GROUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

UN: Botched Okla. Execution May Have Violated International Human Rights Law

The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett’s suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.

05/02/2014

Ukrainian troops guard a checkpoint near the town of Barvinkova, where pro-Russian fighters have been occupying government buildings. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Russia Accuses West Of Trying To Control Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says western nations want to seize control of Ukraine because of their own political ambitions as tensions rise between pro-Russian gunmen and Ukrainian troops. Ukrainian acting prime minister says Russian wants to start World War III.

04/25/2014

The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn't edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Former CIA Official: Benghazi Reports ‘Never’ Influenced To Protect Obama, Clinton

The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn’t edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

04/02/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the Iranian student group that held  52 Americans hostage for 444 days. (Getty Images)

Cruz: Iran Taps Hostage Taker For U.N. Ambassador

Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.

04/01/2014

North Korea's U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a "hostile policy" to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation. credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

NKorea UN Envoy: US ‘Hostile Policy’ Pushing Country To ‘Brink Of War’

North Korea’s U.N. envoy in Geneva is accusing the United States of pursuing a “hostile policy” to isolate his country as the world body investigates alleged crimes against humanity in the reclusive communist nation.

03/25/2014

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US Sends More Troops, Aircraft To Search For Kony

The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.

03/24/2014

U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress. (PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Syria Peace Talks In Doubt After 6th Day In Geneva

U.N.-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahimi ended direct talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders without signs of progress.

02/16/2014

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission's report have told The Associated Press.  (Photo by South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)

UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need Investigation

A U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission’s report have told The Associated Press.

02/14/2014

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