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Chinese authorities said Wednesday that a 73-year-old Chinese woman died after being infected with a bird flu strain that had sickened a human for the first time, a development that the World Health Organization called "worrisome."
In this handout image provided by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, taken on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, a United Nation soldier stands guard as civilians arrive at the UNMISS compound adjacent to Juba International Airport to take refuge.
Customers carry their Christmas tree to be taken home on December 16, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.
The designations do not directly target Myanmar's government but will deepen doubts over the nation's compliance with U.N. Security Council resolutions.
NATO's supreme commander says reports that Russia may have deployed state-of-the-art missiles near the alliance's eastern borders show the need for more and better communications between Russian and NATO military leaders.
China claimed Tuesday that a clash between police and locals in a restive far western region was an organized and premeditated attack by a small terrorist group.
Britain has created "a magnet for illegal immigrants" which attracts t housands across the Channel from Calais, the French port's immigration chief has said.
The U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, appealed for donations of nearly $13 billion next year to care for at least 52 million refugees in 17 countries, many of them displaced by conflicts that have raged for years.
He has been told that he will not be prosecuted over a claim that he assaulted a woman while he was in the Falklands in the 1980s Comedian Jim Davidson is "delighted" that he will face no further action over an alleged historic sex offence in the Falkland Islands, his solicitor has said.
The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.
A group of suicide bombers launched a brazen assault on a police station north of Baghdad, killing eight policemen, the deadliest in a string of attacks across Iraq that killed at least 38 people on Monday, official said.
Labour leader Ed Miliband will launch a commission to look at ways to tackle the "worst housing shortage for a generation" Construction giants' profits are going "through the roof" but not enough houses are being built, Ed Miliband will say as he launches a commission to look at ways of tackling the shortage in supply.
Chile's once and future President Michelle Bachelet won Sunday's runoff election after promising profound changes in society in response to years of street protests.
I am, my map tells me, standing on the meat bridge. It's not nearly as exciting an experience as that name suggests.
Anti-apartheid champion Nelson Mandela was buried in his home village on Sunday after a funeral that mixed ancient tribal rituals with a display of the might of the new, integrated South Africa.
Syrian activists say government air raids have killed at least 22 people, including 14 children, in the northern city of Aleppo.