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  • The number of people who caught tuberculosis last year inched downward according the WHO, but the agency warned that drug-resistant strains are still spreading.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
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  • The U.N. peace envoy to Syria is calling on Iran to help achieve a cease-fire in Syria during the upcoming Muslim holiday, which starts next week.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • The Security Council unanimously approved a plan to boost Malians trying to oust Islamic militants in the north of their country.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • FILE - A still from a video shows Islamist fighters walking in the streets of Gao on June 27, 2012. Algerian jihadists arrived in Gao on June 29, 2012 to reinforce Islamist fighters in the northern Mali city.

    The Security Council approved a plan to back an African-led military force to help the Malian army oust Islamic militants who seized the north.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks at a public gathering on his tour to the northeastern city of Bojnourd, Iran, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Iran's top leader said Wednesday that European countries are "foolish" to support sanctions against Tehran, telling them they are sacrificing themselves for the sake of the United States.

    Iran's foreign ministry says a recent U.N. report on human rights in the Islamic Republic has been influenced by hostile Western countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
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  • "If we leave Syria further, we will aggravate the situation," said foreign minister Khalid Bin Mohammad al-Attiyah. "Fanatics will emerge."

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 12:30 AM EST
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