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Delegates from about 30 countries, as well as UN, EU and Arab League meet in Paris and agree to lend support. Hundreds of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea. The Philippines may permit the United States to base some of its navy forces on the island. | In the News More
The upcoming vote on independence could end the 300-year union of Scotland and Britain. However, two major banks say they will move their headquarters if the vote is "Yes." More
The UN agency says about 95,000 young people were murdered in 2012, and 120 million girls have experienced sexual violence. It also says the great majority of victims live in poor and middle-income countries. More
Few places for people new to Nairobi or those seeking better living conditions; the government works to make builders construct better houses. | As It Is More
Twenty-five percent of American women will experience domestic violence, that is, physical abuse by a partner. Most cases are never reported to police. But recently such violence was captured on video tape. More
The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere. More
Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus is closing -- quickly. | HEALTH REPORT More
The singer's record "My Everything" entered the Billboard 200 at number one. Albums from Brad Paisley and KEM also in the top three. | American Mosaic More
Tennis champion Serena Williams also showed her designs for the first time at Fashion Week | American Mosaic More
On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces in South Carolina shelled a Union base that President Abraham Lincoln refused to surrender. More