The calculations are in, and 2015 was the warmest year on record, ever since data collection on the planet’s surface land and ocean temperatures began in 1880, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Wednesday.
By Joshua Barajas
Several attackers set off a series of explosions that targeted downtown Jakarta on Thursday and exchanged gunfire with Indonesian authorities, leaving at least seven people, including five assailants, dead.
By Josh Lederman and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is planning to expand a program to let would-be migrants from Central America apply for refugee status before they attempt to come to the U.S., Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.
By PBS NewsHour
The landmark Iran nuclear accord is soon due to be implemented fully, but renewed tensions between that country and the U.S. could affect the deal. The U.N. has said that recent ballistic missile tests violate prohibitions, prompting possible sanctions by…
The five veto powers of the U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Friday that lays out a plan to bring peace to Syria.
Governments from Europe, Africa and the Middle East are calling for all sides in Libya's four-year civil war to agree to a ceasefire. Delegations from 17 countries discussed a UN plan to create a national unity government within 40 days.
By Michael D. Regan
At least 289 people were killed and 559 injured as the Taliban attacked the city in northern Afghanistan during a two-week period, according to a United Nations report. Many were killed by small arms fire and explosives and during a…
By PBS NewsHour
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece — The United States is giving $24 million in new money to help refugees as the European winter approaches.
By Corinne Segal
The Ikea Foundation has designed an alternative to the canvas tent as a shelter for refugees. This one's got locked doors and electricity.
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