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Global alliance warns of no end to poverty unless countries pull together

The fight to end poverty is at "a critical juncture" and will require greater collaboration and stronger political will, delegates at a high-level meeting in Mexico have warned.<p>The first meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), which ended on Wednesday, …

Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content

Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan just released a written statement that says: "We [Twitter and Turkey] have reached a consensus to …

Prop 8 lawyer who argued for gay marriage ban says views are 'evolving'

The lawyer who argued before the supreme court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.<p>Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is …

Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia’s biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim.<p>Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori …

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

After Jaime Grimes found out in January that her monthly food stamps would be cut again, this time by $40, the single mother of four broke down into sobs — then she took action.<p>The former high school teacher made a plan to stretch her family’s meager food stores even further. She used oatmeal and …

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area after ash cloud

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Brzezinski: Hope for Peace in Russia-Ukraine Conflict | The Takeaway | WNYC

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Advisor to President Carter and is now an advisor to the Center for Strategic and International …

Drone risks damage at record depth in search for Malaysian plane | Reuters

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage.<p>The Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater …

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake sparks panic in Mexico City, Acapulco

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered …

Syria crisis: Homs bomb kills at least 14 in Alawite area

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Middle East

South Sudan: Dozens dead as group opens fire in U.N. base

At least 58 people were killed Thursday when a group of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians and opened fire, the world body said.<p>Among those killed in the …

Pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine defiant despite international deal, call for unity

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in Friday despite an international deal aimed at being a key first step in resolving a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.<p>The separatists' self-declared leader, Denis Pushilin, said it is those aligned with the …

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.<p>The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when …