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Leonardo DiCaprio named Messenger of Peace by the U.N.

Leonardo DiCaprio named Messenger of Peace by the U.N.

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations, and will speak at the U.N. Climate Summit on September 23.
Annie Martin
Israeli military says it shot down drone from Gaza

Israeli military says it shot down drone from Gaza

ASHOD, Israel, July 14 (UPI) --Israeli military officials said Monday that its forces downed a drone sent from Gaza along its southern coastline near the city of Ashod.
Brooks Hays
Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

BERLIN, April 14 (UPI) -- UN says the world's nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050 in order to prevent the worst of global warming.
Brooks Hays
Rwanda observes 20th anniversary of genocide amid new tensions

Rwanda observes 20th anniversary of genocide amid new tensions

KIGALI, Rwanda, April 6 (UPI) -- Rwanda observes the 20th anniversary of the genocide that left 800,000 dead as they continue to face tensions.
Aileen Graef

Havana summit calls for independent Puerto Rico

HAVANA, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Latin American states arrayed in opposition to U.S. influence in the region want an independent Puerto Rico to formalize its membership of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said.
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon toast at a luncheon at the United Nations in New York on September 23, 2009. UPI/Olivier Douliery/Pool
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