U.N. Report: Vatican Policies Allowed Priests To Rape Children

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The United Nations heavily criticized the Vatican on Wednesday for what it said was a systematic adoption of policies allowing priests to rape and sexually abuse tens of thousands of children.

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BREAKING: United Nations rescinds invitation to Iran to take part in Syrian peace talks

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UN caused deadly cholera in Haiti, covered it up, lawsuit says

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Survivors and family members of nearly 700,000 Haitians who have contracted cholera are suing the United Nations for billions of dollars, accusing the U.N. of covering up its role in starting the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in modern history.

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UN: More than 5 million Syrian refugees by end of 2014

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The United Nations has predicted almost a quarter of all Syrians will be forced to flee their country by the end of 2014 as a result of the escalating civil war.

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BREAKING: UN Security Council votes unanimously to destroy Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles

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Obama: Iran overtures on nukes a step toward relationship of ‘mutual respect’

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that recent overtures from Iran on its nuclear program could start the United States and Iran down a “long road towards a different relationship — one based on mutual interest and mutual respect.”

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Kerry: Security Council must be prepared to act on chemical weapons

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Speaking ahead of the General Assembly of the United Nations next week, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that the Security Council must be prepared to act to rid the world of Syria’s chemical weapons.

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UN confirms chemical 'war crime' in Syria, stops short of blaming Assad

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Can ‘diplomatic sheikh’ mend US-Iran ties?

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The upcoming U.N. General Assembly may show a thaw between the U.S. and Iran for the first time in decades. Experts say diplomatic back channels may have opened after moderate Hassan Rouhani was elected Iran’s president.

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UN inspectors’ car ‘deliberately shot at multiple times’ by snipers in Syria

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A car carrying United Nations inspectors was shot at “multiple times” by snipers Monday as it headed to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack that allegedly killed hundreds of Syrians, the UN said.

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UN urges: Eat more insects! (Seriously)

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ROME - The latest weapon in the U.N.’s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now.

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North Korea crisis has ‘gone too far’ - UN chief Ban Ki-moon

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The North Korea “crisis has already gone too far,” United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday after Pyongyang announced plans to restart its main Yongbyon nuclear complex.

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North Korea says it successfully conducts nuclear test

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SEOUL — North Korea confirmed on Tuesday it has successfully conducted a third nuclear test, saying it used a miniaturized device that had a greater explosive force than previous tests, the North’s KCNA official news agency said.

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UN calls for ban on ‘grotesque practice’ of female genital mutilation

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In 1970, when Waris Dirie was a 5-year-old in Somalia, her mother held her down on a rock. She gave her a piece of root from an old tree.

"Bite on this," she said. Her mother leaned over and whispered: "Try to be a good girl. Be brave for Mama, and it will go fast." Then, an old woman who was with them in the African bush cut off parts of her genitals with a broken razor blade.

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