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China Finds Way to Battle Stench of Public Toilets

iStock/Thinkstock(BEIJING) — A unique strain of bacteria may bring some relief to one of China’s most noxious problems, the eye-watering stench of its overflowing public toilets. Public toilets are central to many Chinese neighborhoods because of the lack of Read More

Edward Snowden's Asylum in Russia May Be Extended

Sunshinepress/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Is Edward Snowden preparing for another year in Russia? The former National Security Agency contractor’s asylum there could be renewed as early as next week. Russian migration officials told the Interfax News Agency they Read More

Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Tense Situation in Gaza

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Obama spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to reaffirm the United States’ condemnation of Hamas rocket fire into Israeli cities. Obama expressed condolences to the people of Israel for Read More

UN Names New Special Envoy for Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The United Nations named Staffan de Mistura the new Special Envoy for Syria on Thursday. Mistura, a 40-year veteran of the U.N. most recently served as president of the board of governors for the European Institute of Peace, an Read More