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Why should we help conserve wildlife?

Every year, thousands of animal species become extinct. The current rate of extinction is 1,000x greater than it would be because of one factor: humans.
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Iranian regime’s history of provocations continues

Iran's regime continued its pattern of aggression over the past year. Learn more about the regime's recent attacks on shipping and the global economy.
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Iran talks need more time, not more sanctions

The United States and its allies are committed to maintaining pressure on Iran as negotiations to constrain its nuclear ambitions continue, top U.S. officials...
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U.S., India share farming innovations with Africa and Asia

The U.S. and India are training farmers and agricultural professionals in Africa and Asia in new farming practices that improve food security in their countries.
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U.S. donates lifesaving aircraft to Honduras

The Honduran Air Force now uses U.S.-built aircraft for rescue missions, humanitarian assistance and efforts to disrupt narcotrafficking.
Two people fishing, silhouetted against sky (© AP Images)

How to stop ocean warming

The ocean has absorbed 93 percent of the heat from global warming since the 1970s, scientists conclude in a new report that calls for worldwide action.
Popole Misenga holding child (© AP Images)

First Olympic refugee team a ‘symbol of hope’ in Rio

The first Olympic refugee team includes athletes from South Sudan, Syria, the DRC and Ethiopia, competing in track and field, swimming and judo.
Flags behind man signing document on a table as people stand around him (© AP Images)

The Charter of the United Nations turns 75

The U.N. charter laid out the principles that guide the United Nations. Learn how this document was shaped, and why it helps ensure the U.N.'s success.
Ships moving through water (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton)

U.S. rejects China’s ‘unlawful’ claims in South China Sea

The U.S. is rejecting most of the People's Republic of China's claims in the South China Sea and supporting the sovereignty of Southeast Asian nations.