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How can a phone number stop a terrorist?

The United States is part of an international effort to keep people safe from returning terrorist fighters by sharing information such as fingerprints and phone numbers.
Syrian child receiving oxygen from a medic (© Getty Images)

In photos: The chemical attack in Syria

Images from Syria's chemical attack on its own people on April 4 continue to shock the world.
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Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Arabian Peninsula [video]

In a historic first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula, the pontiff’s message was one of peace and unity among people of all religions.
Doctor examining young child (Pan American Health Organization)

Can we stop TB by 2050?

On March 24, World Tuberculosis Day, health organizations everywhere call for better diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
Group of girls posing with DREAMS sign (© Sauti)

Working toward an AIDS-free future for girls in Africa

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. The DREAMS initiative is reducing that number.

Global coalition unwavering in fight against Daesh terrorists

Special presidential envoy John Allen says the international community will not waver in its collective resolve to degrade and defeat Daesh.
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OAS approves Guaidó representative as Venezuela’s envoy

A vote in the Organization of American States has deepened the international isolation of Nicolás Maduro and his cronies in Venezuela.

Cleaner, greener cars on U.S. roads

Automakers are racing to build the cars of tomorrow today. They’re delivering cars that are cleaner, greener and more fuel-efficient.
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Our Ocean, One Future [video]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry knows that our ocean is threatened and how this affects people around the world. “We all have to take action,” he says.