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7 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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Chinese peacekeepers expected in South Sudan at start of 2015: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

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7 HOURS AGO - Reuters

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At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea's 'honeyed words'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — "A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, the head of a U.N. commission of inquiry on the North told reporters Wednesday. North Korea has made several surprising moves in recent weeks, including releasing ...

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11 HOURS AGO - New York Post

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Travelers to US from Ebola-stricken nations to be monitored

Anyone traveling to the United States from West African nations hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak will be forced to undergo active monitoring for 21 days upon their arrival, officials...

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14 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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EU nations threaten to block green energy rules at summit talks

By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders face hours of haggling as they seek to agree on a new decade of climate and energy policy at talks beginning on Thursday, with nations from Poland to Portugal threatening to block a deal. If the European Union can manage an accord, including a more ambitious greenhouse gas cut, it will be ...

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