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White House: Syria crosses 'red line' with use of chemical weapons on its people

The White House acknowledged Thursday the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale a number of times, according to a statement.

South: High-level talks between Koreas called off

What were supposed to be the first high-level talks between North Korean and South Korean officials in years will not happen as scheduled Wednesday, South Korea's Unification Ministry announced.

Iran takes key step in nuclear reactor construction

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on hand Sunday as officials at a nuclear plant took a critical step toward completing a reactor, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported.

North, South Korea hold talks

North Korean and South Korean officials held their first government-level talks in years on Sunday, South Korean media reported.

Report: At least 20 killed in southeast China bus fire

A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people at injuring more than 30 others, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

Vinegar could save tens of thousands of lives

In some parts of the world, cancer patients are treated with some of the newest targeted cancer drugs which can cost more than$100,000 per year, while in other regions, patients don't even know they have cancer because they're not being

5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

UPDATE: Officials say Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby, 21, before turning the gun on himself. We're told they were living together in the home.

At least 112 killed in China plant fire

An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 112 people, state-run Xinhua news agency said. Another 54 workers were injured.

Deadly MERS-CoV virus spreads to Italy

 The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend.

VIDEO: No. 2 leader of Taliban killed in US drone strike

The number two leader of the Pakistan Taliban was killed Wednesday by a drone strike. Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud was one of seven people killed in the attack.