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South Sudan atrocities on the rise, says UN

Special representative says political rivals must pull the country back from the brink as large numbers of bodies discovered in conflict's main battlegrounds<p>The United Nations has warned that it is compiling a dossier of atrocities committed in South Sudan and would hold to account leaders on “all …

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Deadly car bombs strikes hotel in Somali capital Mogadishu

A day after Islamic rebels linked to al-Qaeda warn of attack two car bombs at Mogadishu hotel popular with foreigners and government officials kill at least six people<p>Two car bombs exploded on Wednesday night outside a hotel in Somalia's capital that often is used by foreigners and government …

More Than 2 Million Signed Up For Jan. 1 Obamacare

As many as 2.1 mil­lion people will start their ex­per­i­ence with Obama­care to­mor­row.<p>Health and Hu­man Ser­vices Sec­ret­ary Kath­leen Se­beli­us …

Utah asks Supreme Court to restore gay marriage ban

WASHINGTON - Utah’s attorney general asked the<p>U.S. Supreme Courton Tuesday to restore a state law banning same-sex marriages by issuing an emergency stay of a lower court’s ruling that held gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.<p>For the high court, which has not been asked to rule …

Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Fracking Found in Colorado River

<i>The Colorado River flows through the town of Rifle in Garfield County, Colorado. Photo (taken 1972) by David Hiser, courtesy of U.S. National</i> …

Lead In Washington, D.C. Drinking Water May Have Caused More Stillbirths And Miscarriages

Did you need another reason to be concerned about exposure to lead?<p>A new study by Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering professor Marc Edwards finds that stillbirths and miscarriages increased during two periods when lead levels in Washington, D.C.'s drinking water were elevated.<p>This …

Two peacekeepers slain in Darfur attack

Two peacekeepers, one from Senegal and one from Jordan, have been killed in Sudan's Darfur region after an unidentified armed group attacked their convoy, according to the United Nations.<p>UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the "cowardly attack" on the peacekeepers near Greida, South Darfur, …

Snowden Plans to be More Active in 2014

You’re likely to see and hear more from Edward Snowden, the man who blew the whistle on the NSA’s controversial spying techniques, next year, according to one of his advisers.<p>Benjamin Wizner of the American Civil Liberties Union, an attorney working with Snowden, says we “can expect to see him …

South Sudan conflict: Fears for isolated children

<b>Thousands of children are likely to have been separated from their families as a result of the latest violence in South Sudan, an aid agency has warned.</b><p>Save the Children says many children are surviving on their own in very remote areas.<p>Some have witnessed their parents being killed and their homes …