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Report: UN-backed Congo troops killing civilians

JOHANNESBURG – A U.N.-backed Congolese military operation to oust rebels from eastern Congo has caused more civilian casualties than damage to rebels, with more than 1,400 people deliberately killed over a nine-month period, human rights groups said

EU nations commit $3.6 billion to climate fund

BRUSSELS – EU leaders agreed Friday to commit euro2.4 billion ($3.6 billion) a year until 2012 to help poorer countries combat global warming, as they sought to rescue their image as climate change innovators and bolster the talks in Copenhagen. A

New Russian missile failure sparks UFO frenzy

MOSCOW – Russia's new nuclear-capable missile suffered another failed test launch, the defence ministry said Thursday, solving the mystery of a spectacular plume of white light that appeared over Norway. The Bulava missile was test-fired from the

China: Population control key to global warming

COPENHAGEN: Population and climate change are intertwined but the population issue has remained a blind spot when countries discuss ways to mitigate climate change and slow down global warming, according to Zhao Baige, vice-minister of National Popul

Suspected gangster arrested outside ex-PM Blair's house

UK - Officials are reporting a suspected Albanian gangster was arrested outside ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair's home, carrying a loaded, silenced pistol.

Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos and 140 private planes

COPENHAGEN - On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen's biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the "summit to save the world", which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.

Virgin Galactic unveils commercial spaceship

LOS ANGELES – A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history. The long-awaited glimpse of SpaceShipTwo marks the first

Scientists say decade of 2000s was warmest ever

UNDATED - It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States.

American Student Amanda Knox found guilty

PERUGIA, Italy — An Italian jury found American college student Amanda Knox guand guilty of murdering her British roommate sentenced her to 26 years. A verdict came just after midnight (6 p.m.

Iran whistleblower died from drug-laced salad

CAIRO – A 26-year-old doctor who exposed the torture of jailed protesters in Iran died of poisoning from a delivery salad laced with an overdose of blood pressure medication, prosecutors say.