Photo of Yasmin Ullah, a member of the Rohingya community

Rohingya Hail UN Ruling Ordering Myanmar to Prevent Genocide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' top court on Thursday ordered Myanmar to do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya people, a ruling met by members of the Muslim minority with gratitude and relief but also some skepticism that the coun...
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Turkish Lawmakers Authorize Sending Troops to Fight in Libya

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's parliament on Thursday authorized the deployment of troops to Libya to support the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli that is battling forces loyal to a rival government seeking to capture the capital. Turkish lawmakers voted 32...
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Bloomberg at UN: US President Must End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

MADRID — The next U.S. president should stop subsidizing fossil fuels to help tackle climate change, billionaire Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday, highlighting an issue that is the central pillar of his bid for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential ...
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South Pole’s Ozone Hole Shrinks to Smallest Since Discovery

WASHINGTON — The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported. This fall, the average hole in Earth's protective ozone...