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Houla massacre: UN condemns Syria government

UN observers said they saw at least 108 bodies in Houla, near Homs. Forty-nine of those were children less than 10 years old.

Chatter: Outrage at Syria's Houla massacre

The UN condemns the massacre of more than 100 people in Syria, Tropical Storm Beryl makes landfall, and one Colorado man receives an unexpected diagnosis.
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The UN condemns the massacre of more than 100 people in Syria, Tropical Storm Beryl makes landfall, and one Colorado man receives an unexpected diagnosis.
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UN rights chief wants Zimbabe sanctions lifted

Western nations imposed sanctions in protest of human rights abuses under Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party.

Global measles deaths fall but disease still not eradicated

Measles deaths have fallen sharply in most of the world since 2000 but countries fell short of targets due to outbreaks in India and Africa.

Chatter: Syria violence undermines UN mission

A sharp escalation in deaths in Syria is casting new doubts on UN peace efforts. The UN will push again today to increase its ceasefire monitors to 300, despite US concerns over the riskiness of the mission.
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A sharp escalation in deaths in Syria is casting new doubts on UN peace efforts. The UN will push again today to increase its ceasefire monitors to 300, despite US concerns over the riskiness of the mission.
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UN Security Council approves team of 300 cease-fire observers in Syria

The United Nations Security Council voted on Saturday to allow 300 cease-fire observers to enter Syria to monitor an fragile 'truce' between the government and rebels.

Obama tucked David Cameron into bed on Air Force One

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that President Barack Obama tucked him into bed while on the Air Force One.
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David Cameron and Charlie Brooks attend the book launch for Brooks' book "Citizen" in London on April 1, 2009 (Dave Hogan/AFP/Getty Images)
“I don’t think that’s happened before.”
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Syria: Kofi Annan holds talks with Bashar Al Assad in Damascus

"Syria is ready to make a success of any honest effort to find a solution for the events it is witnessing," President Assad was quoted as saying by state media, while also warning that "No political dialogue or political activity can succeed while there are armed terrorist groups operating and spreading chaos and instability."

UN meets access to drinking water goal ahead of schedule

A report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF released Tuesday said that people lacking access to clean drinking water had been halved since 1990.
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