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3 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Afghan Taliban decry 'biased' U.N. report on civilian casualties

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's Taliban on Sunday accused the United Nations of "enmity and political motives" in reporting that three-quarters of a record-high number of civilians killed and wounded this year were victims of the insurgents.

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13 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang had nothing to do with the cyberattack. The break-in resulted in the disclosure of tens of thousands of confidential Sony emails ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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U.N. backs Lebanon’s request that Israel pay for oil spill damage

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006. The resolution says “the environmental disaster” caused by the destruction of the tanks resulted in ...

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15 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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UK must probe its role in CIA torture, says UN legal expert

UN’s former special rapporteur on torture says claims such as sanctioned use of Diego Garcia as ‘black site’ to render Libyans must be examinedThe UK must launch an independent investigation into its alleged role in the CIA torture programme, according to the United Nations legal expert who unearthed evidence that the British territory of Diego Garcia was used as a ...

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21 HOURS AGO - Boston Herald

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WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

CONAKRY, Guinea — The worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.The three countries hit hardest by Ebola have now recorded 7,373 deaths, up ...

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