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A Special Screening Of HBO's "The Battle Of AmfAR" At The United Nations
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United Nations Critical Of United States Civil Rights Record On Secret Programs

GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations panel finds the United States has fallen short of meeting its obligations under an international civil rights treaty, pointing to a lack of adequate oversight and transparency in its programs of electronic surveillance, targeted drone killings and secret detentions.

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Open Pit Coal Mines To Become Lake District Tourist Paradise
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United Nations Pressing To Halt Illegal Somali Charcoal Trade

KHASAB, Oman (AP) — The United Nations is pressing Gulf nations to take greater action to stop the continuing trade in charcoal from Somalia, which was banned by the Security Council because it rakes in millions of dollars for the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militia.

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Navy Launches First Drone From Aircraft Carrier
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UN Calls On US To Reveal Civilian Drone Casualties

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations has called on the U.S. to reveal the number of civilian casualties it believes have been caused by drone strikes targeting Islamic militants in various countries.

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Secretary Of State John Kerry Holds Meetings With World Political Leaders During UN General Assembly In New York
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US Signs Treaty That Regulates Global Arms Trading

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has joined more than 90 other nations in signing a treaty that regulates global arms trading. But there's strong resistance in the U.S. Senate, which must ratify the accord.

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68th Session Of The United Nations General Assembly Begins
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UN Chief Urges Leaders To Stop Fueling Syria War

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to stop fueling the bloodshed in Syria with weapons and get both sides to the negotiating table to end the "biggest challenge to peace and security in the world."

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United Nations General Assembly Votes On Syrian Resolution
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UN Says Nations Are Barred From Spying On It

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says international treaties protect its office and all diplomatic missions from interference, spying and eavesdropping, but it is not directly commenting on reports that the U.S. hacked U.N. internal communications.

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President Obama Awards 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals
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Obama’s UN Nominee To Fight ‘Bias’ Against Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice as U.N. ambassador says if she's confirmed by the Senate, she'll work to eliminate what she calls the United Nations' "unacceptable bias and attacks" on Israel.

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Car Bomber Kills at Least 18 at United Nations Compound in Nigeria [VIDEO]

A brazen attack on the United Nations’ offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja claimed the lives of at least 18 people on Friday.

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