President Bush has promised "one of the largest reconstruction efforts the world has ever seen" to rebuild the U.S. Gulf Coast after the devastating Hurricane Katrina.
World leaders are set to conclude a three-day summit at the United Nations today (Friday) with a declaration of goals to reform the world body and alleviate global poverty.
Chinese President Hu Jintao addressed the United Nations summit Thursday, saying that international terrorism and religious extremists have made the world's road to peace a challenging one.
The top U.S. negotiator for six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program says attempts to get Pyongyang to focus on signing a joint statement on disarmament principles have gone nowhere.
The Red Cross says torrential rain in Burma has caused mudslides that have killed at least 12 people. More are feared dead. At least 20 people are missing.
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