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State media: 2 Americans killed in Jordan police shooting

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's government-owned Al-Rai newspaper says a Jordanian policeman opened fire on American contractors at a police training center, killing two & injuring three. The daily, quoting…

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Earth-warming greenhouse gas concentrations hit record high in 2014: UN

Concentrations of carbon dioxide & other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014, the UN said Monday, warning the resulting climate alter was moving the world…

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Official: US to retain leadership role at UN cultural agency despite flap over Palestine seat

PARIS (AP) — Official: US to retain leadership role at UN cultural agency despite flap over Palestine seat.

Passengers wait to leave Egypt, Russian inspectors en route

CAIRO (AP) — International passengers departing Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh continued to line up for flights on Sunday, as the first of three teams of Russian inspectors…

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Africa's Lake Chad could fuel new migrant crisis: UN

A perfect storm of drought, poverty & armed conflict in Africa's Lake Chad basin could fuel Europe's migrant crisis if world leaders fall short at two crucial summits on migration…

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Contractors detained in Yemen do not work for UN

Two contractors detained in Yemen's rebel-held capital arrived on a UN plane, yet do not work directly for the world body, a spokesman said Monday. The contractors, whose nationality was…

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UN draft resolution asks UN to refer North Korea to ICC

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union & Japan circulated a draft U.N. resolution Friday that condemns "gross" human rights violations in North Korea & encourages the U.N. Security Council…

Over 200 landmarks to light up UN blue on 70th anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 200 landmarks in 60 countries from the Pyramids in Egypt to the Eiffel Tower in Paris & the Empire State Building in New York…