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Should U.S. pay reparations for slavery? U.N.-appointed experts think so

United Nations working group has entered the debate on U.S. racial discrimination and, after 14 years, has issued some conclusions

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner and a politician with a seven-decade long career, has died following a stroke, according to multiple reports

Reports: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93

Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner and a politician with a seven-decade long career, has died following a stroke, according to multiple reports

LGBT festival canceled in Haiti amid threats

Organizers FOKAL and other co-hosts were threatened with arson and other attacks

Defense Secretary: 9/11 lawsuit bill “devastating”

Ash Carter wrote in a letter to Congress that he is "sympathetic" to the intent, but it could lead to disclosure of secrets

9 out of 10 people breathing excessive air pollution

The World Health Organization warns that poor countries are getting worse, not better, when it comes to addressing air quality

Human intestines found in luggage by customs

A woman told police that she had brought the intestines of her dead husband to Austria to have them examined

Young musicians are living their dreams, thanks to a recycled orchestra

Once known as trash pickers, residents of a poor village in Paraguay are now playing in music halls around the world, with instruments made entirely of trash

Young musicians make music out of landfill trash

"60 Minutes" first showed us how music elevated the children of an impoverished area of Paraguay in 2013. The young musicians live in Cateura, a village formed from a municipal landfill. Its residents used to be known as trash pickers, but today they're known for the incredible music they make. Vladimir Duthiers caught up with the students during their trip to New York City.

After post-cease-fire onslaught, Assad’s forces vow to finish job

More than 200 people killed in punishing week of aerial bombardment, regime vows to carry on until rebels "wiped out"

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Ex-diplomat on why Putin aims to “chip away at American influence”

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Public sector pay cap under review, No 10 suggests

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