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Frustration rules as Venezuela unveils new…

Venezuelans are bracing for dramatic economic measures the government has announced, including a more-than 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage

Australia's PM Scraps Plan To Lower Greenhouse…

The plan would have lowered Australia's greenhouse gas emissions cap to 26 percent below 2005's levels within 12 years.

Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers…

Pope Francis vows "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse in the Catholic Church, but gives no indication he will take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester

As Floodwaters Recede, Tens Of Thousands Rescued…

Torrential rains in the southern part of the country triggered the worst flooding Kerala's seen in almost a century.

UK woman 'sang to stay awake' after falling off…

The rescuers of a British woman who fell from a cruise ship and spent 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night say it's a miracle that she's alive

Pope Francis Issues A Letter Condemning Sexual…

Pope Francis issued the letter to all Catholics on Monday.

2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in…

Two suspects have been detained after shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, an attack that comes during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies

Qatar Accuses Saudi Arabia Of Barring Its…

There are more than 2 million Muslims in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without…

The outgoing U.N. human rights chief says the U.N. Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning that world body could "collapse" if that doesn't change

Afghanistan's President Calls For Cease-fire With…

The cease-fire would take effect on Monday and last at least through the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Greece wants new talks with Britain on Parthenon Sculptures

The Greek government has launched a new bid to engage Britain in talks over the return to Athens of a celebrated group of ancient sculptures originally ornamenting the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Dies

Annan was the first black African to hold the position of U.N. secretary-general.