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Gear shift needed to meet climate pact deadline: observers

Nations will have to roll up their sleeves and make important compromises to meet the deadline, just 14 months off, for a global pact on curbing climate...

Botswana president wins second term in power

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official announced Sunday....

Dalai Lama visits Alabama church at center of civil rights movement

The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited one of America’s sacred sanctuaries on...

Tunisians vote for new parliament, hope for full democracy

Tunisians elect a new parliament on Sunday as the prospect of a full democracy finally comes within their reach, four years after they cast out autocrat...

 

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Brazilians vote for President as polls show divided electorate

Brazilians vote today in a national election that pits President Dilma Rousseff, who says she wants to...

Obama seeks to reassure public in second weekly address on Ebola

President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans about the threat posed by Ebola after the virus...

Ukraine votes in wartime ballot set to elect pro-EU parliament

Ukrainians vote today in an election that’s being shaped by their nation’s conflict with...

Hong Kong tensions rise as protesters, opposition lift campaigns

Tensions in Hong Kong rose as pro- democracy demonstrators and those opposed to the movement, which has...