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Why do 71 nations don’t want to ban nuclear weapons?

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the “historic” vote — 122 nations in favor, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

Suicide bombing on kindergarten in eastern China

Kindergartens, elementary schools and students in China have been attacked several times before by suspects authorities have said were mentally ill.

Media in BRICS nations vow deeper cooperation

BRICS comprises five major developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

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