NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama said at the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday that the United States accepts responsibility for its part in climate change and will lead the way in doing something about it.
By PBS NewsHour
NEW YORK -- The president of the Syrian National Coalition -- whose "moderate rebel forces" President Barack Obama and Congress have committed to help -- said his fighters will use those stepped-up resources against President Bashar Assad's government forces, not…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, 45 UN peacekeepers held captive for two weeks were released by al-Nusra Front, Syrian rebels who are linked to al-Qaida. Also, a South African judge ruled that Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius cannot be convicted…
By Joshua Barajas
Good news: after 35 years of facing depletion, Earth's ozone layer has shown signs that it's recovering, a U.N. scientific panel said Wednesday.
By Jenny Marder
More grim news about climate change comes in two separate reports out this week -- one on the alarming surge of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, and another on the effects of climate change on North American bird populations.
In our news wrap Monday, the United Nations human rights council condemned the Islamic State group for what it called abuses on “an unimaginable scale” and approved an investigation of the militants’ actions in Iraq -- from mass killings to…
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