The UN World Food Programme will start emergency food aid to isolated North Korea, which has been pummeled by a typhoon and flooding.
Delegates overseeing a worldwide endangered species treaty have adopted a plan to allow ivory to be legally traded on the global market.
After the UN Security Council failed to pass a resolution to pressure Assad last week, Arab nations have decided to push for one by the General Assembly.
Former Arizona lawmaker Gaby Giffords, the victim of a 2011 Arizona shooting that left six dead, visited the CERN and the French Alps with her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly.
Today's assassination of two top government officials in Damascus raises the stakes of Syria's conflict yet again. Will the UN vote to continue its observer mission, or give it more teeth?
The U.S. and its allies insist that Syria must face consequences for failing to comply with Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan. But Russia opposes the use of sanctions or force.
The Red Cross assessment can form the basis for potential war crimes prosecutions in the future.
Nine European climbers succumbed to an avalanche on the slopes of Mont Blanc. Nine climbers in a group of 28 were injured, and several are still missing, say officials.
The Syrian ambassador to Iraq announced he was resigning his post and joining the opposition, pointing to signs that Assad's regime may be deteriorating.
In Kashmir, former torture centers are being refurbished into pricey homes and even an IT hub as the international spotlight grows on India's use of torture.