UN Says Eating Insects Will Solve World Hunger, Global Warming, Pollution, and Create Jobs The latest weapon in the U.N.'s fight against hunger, global warming and pollution might be flying by you right now. Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Succour for Syrians - Jordan Times U.N. says rich nations pledge to take 100,000 Syrian refugees - Reuters 12/10/2014 - 7:54 am | View Link
South Africa: Daily Press Briefing By the Office of the Spokesperson ... - AllAfrica.com ... has been posted on the UN website ... The Mission also appeals for calm and ... around heritage sites in Syria and ... centenary of the ... 12/8/2014 - 3:26 pm | View Link
Syria calm after UN truce deadline BEIRUT (AP) — A fragile cease-fire brokered by the U.N. took hold in Syria on Thursday with regime forces ... as well as Daraa to the south and Deir el-Zour to the east were all calm, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 04/12/2012 - 7:39 am | View Link
Syria mostly calm after UN truce deadline Ban will now ask the U.N. Security Council for speedy deployment of an observer mission, said special envoy Kofi Annan, who brokered the truce. In the hours after the 6 a.m. deadline, a civilian was reported killed and the state-run news agency said ... 04/12/2012 - 7:17 am | View Link
Syria mostly calm after U.N. truce deadline BEIRUT -- A fragile cease-fire brokered by the U.N. took hold in Syria on Thursday with regime forces apparently halting widespread attacks on the opposition, but there were reports of scattered violence and the government defied demands by international ... 04/12/2012 - 4:49 am | View Link
Syria calm after UN truce deadline Annan is to brief the U.N. Security ... truce took hold. The central provinces of Hama and Homs, the northern regions of Idlib and Aleppo, the capital Damascus and its suburbs, as well as Daraa to the south and Deir el-Zour to the east were all calm ... 04/12/2012 - 3:20 am | View Link
Syria mostly calm after U.N. truce deadline The government met those demonstrations with a harsh crackdown, and more than 9,000 people have died since, according to the U.N. Bassma Kodmani, spokeswoman of the opposition Syrian National Council, said the truce has largely been observed since 6 a.m ... 04/12/2012 - 2:53 am | View Link
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U.N. Leader Deplores Syria War’s Spread to Iraq ... More than three million refugees have fled Syria since 2012. Most have crossed the border to Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, with smaller numbers going to Iraq ... 12/17/2014 - 2:09 pm | View Website
Syria Unrest — Global Issues China and Russia also have close ties with Syria and to date have not been keen on any action condemning Syria and have even vetoed some actions. 12/17/2014 - 9:59 am | View Website
Syria Watch A former Cabinet minister is now the prime minister; This comes as Syria grapples with discontent; The government says a soldier was killed in Banias 12/16/2014 - 4:23 am | View Website
Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points and had four of the Florida Gators' season-high 17 steals to help beat sloppy Wake Forest 63-50 Saturday in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Codi Miller-McIntyre converted a four-point play to cut the Demon Deacons' deficit to 52-49 with 5:10 left, but they were then shut out until the final seconds.
The Gators improved to 7-4 with their fourth consecutive victory, and the Demon Deacons fell to 5-6 with their fourth loss in the past five games.
Frazier was bloodied by a cut on the right side of his face and immediately went to the locker room, but returned to start the second half with a bandage on his temple.
The Demon Deacons played without guard Mitchell Wilbekin, who was suspended for up to six games because of an undisclosed NCAA violation.
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Garrett Grayson completed 21 of 35 passes for 242 yards, but he was unable to avoid Utah's rush in the second half when the Rams were forced to throw the ball.
Kentucky (12-0) beat UCLA 83-42.
Duke (10-0) did not play.
Arizona (12-0) did not play.
Next: at UNLV, Tuesday.
Louisville (10-0) beat Western Kentucky 76-67.
Cal State Northridge, Tuesday.
Wisconsin (10-1) did not play.
Virginia (10-0) did not play.
Villanova (11-0) beat Syracuse 82-77, OT.
Long Beach State.
Wichita State (8-1) did not play.
Ohio State (9-2) lost to No.
Spokeswoman Wanda Shull says the patient was transferred from a community hospital to the veterans hospital on Dec. 8 with pneumonia and remains hospitalized.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Legionella bacteria can cause a mild infection known as Pontiac fever and a more serious infection known as Legionnaires' disease.
With D. J. Newbill scoring 20 points and Brandon Taylor adding 14 with 11 rebounds, Penn State won its ninth-straight game 73-68 after squandering most of a 20-point lead.
The Dragons played frantically, forcing six PSU turnovers in eight possessions after the Lions had only six turnovers in the first 33 minutes.
Drexel trailed 20-19 after a Bah jumper with 6:48 to go in the first half but Brandon Taylor and Shep Garner knocked down consecutive 3-pointers and after a Drexel basket, Taylor and Newbill scored for a 30-21 lead 4:53 before halftime.
Both Drexel coach Bruiser Flint and Penn State's Patrick Chambers played at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia.
Nittany Lion Shep Garner was a high school teammate of Drexel's Rashann London at Roman Catholic in Philly and played together for six years overall.
Penn State's 11 wins matches the school record for wins before conference play.
PSU started 13-0 in 1995-96 and went on to make the NCAA tournament.
Paul Browning had five catches for 84 yards and the game's lone touchdown, and Greg O'Donnell bounced back from an early miss to connect on his next two field goals.
The Division II title game moved this year from its longtime home in Florence, Alabama to Sporting Park, the $200 million soccer-specific home of MLS club Sporting Kansas City — which looked just fine dressed as a football stadium for the first time.
O'Donnell added a 24-yard field goal early in the second half to extend the ThunderWolves' lead, and the same defense that shined in 10-7 semifinal win over West Georgia came through again.
Todd Hoffner returned as coach after a two-year hiatus caused by some messy legal trouble, and the Mavericks put together a perfect regular season.