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Ash Carter Honors 3 who Stopped Gunman on Paris-Bound Train - On Aug. 21, three childhood friends were on a train bound for Paris when they heard a gunshot. Amidst screams and commotion, they quickly focused on a man wielding an AK-47 rifle, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today during a Pentagon ceremony honoring the three men.

Face of Defense: Airman Finds Calling by Helping Others - Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? Those are questions many airmen ask themselves throughout their Air Force careers.

Opening 70th UN General Assembly, President Underscores Need for Action - A major priority for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly is to ensure that all actors move swiftly to deliver on the promises being made for sustainable development, the President of the 193-member body said today.

Syria: UN Names Panel to Probe Accountability for Chemical Weapons Use - Ban Ki-moon appointed Virginia Gamba to head the panel that will identify those responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Afghan Refugee Teacher Honoured For Tireless Efforts to Educate Girls - Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to refugee girls in Pakistan, has been named as the winner of the United Nations annual Nansen Award.

UN Chief Ban Preaches Climate Change - Let us ensure that we protect our climate the way we have preserved the ozone layer.

Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Dempsey Visits U.S. Troops in Estonia - The highest-ranking U.S. military officer today took part in his final official overseas troop event while visiting with U.S. rotational forces in Estonia.

UN: No Country Has Achieved Equality Between Men and Women - The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said today that no country to date has achieved full equality between the sexes.

David Beckham Issues Call to End Violence Against Children - David Beckham, Goodwill Ambassador for UNICE, is championing a letter signed by 18 child survivors of violence that calls on world leaders to end the widespread abuse affecting millions of children around the world.

UN Concerned Violence Over Holy Sites in Jerusalem Could Provoke War - The UN is gravely concerned over the violence and continuing clashes in and around the holy sites of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Face of Defense: Wounded Warriors Find Healing in Hobbies - Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Matthew L. Slade is not a professional photographer. If he wanted to take a photo three months ago, he used his cell phone. Despite no prior formal photography training, Slade now looks every bit the professional.

UN Welcomes Proclamation of International Day to Honour Victims of Genocide - The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide has welcomed the resolution adopted by the General Assembly last week proclaiming 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime.

UN: Central America Faces Major Crop Losses Due to El Nino - This year`s cereal outputs in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have been severely reduced because of the dry weather associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said today.

Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Dempsey: Terrible Human Suffering in Syrian Conflict - The Syrian refugee crisis and the terrible human suffering could cause Europe to become more involved in the Syrian conflict, according to the top U.S. military officer.

Deputy Secretary Concludes Overseas Visit in UK - The deputy secretary met with senior government officials in London, including U.K. Secretary of State for Defense Michael Fallon; Minister of State for Defense Procurement Philip Dunne; Secretary of State Michael Fallon; and Vice Chief of Defense Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stewart Peach.

Ban Condemns Political Violence in Nepal - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned about the recent violence in Nepal and saddened by the loss of lives, a spokesperson for the United Nations chief said today.

Breedlove: Terrorism, Russian Aggression Concerns NATO - Russian aggression is of concern to the 28-member NATO alliance, with Moscow likely knowing that going into Ukraine is much different than crossing a NATO border, the commander of U.S. forces in Europe said.

UN Applauds Steps by China and India to Abolish Death Penalty - Two independent United Nations human rights experts welcomed today the recommendation to abolish the death penalty by India, as well as the decision to reduce the number of crimes subject to the death penalty by the Chinese authorities.


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