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About US Military Buildup in Asia

Kerry, who is almost certain to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she steps down later this year, told a Senate confirmation hearing he is "not convinced that a military ramp-up is critical yet" in Asia, saying it may unnecessarily offend China.

Global Warming Trend 'Unmistakable' UN

SYDNEY — The United Nations' chief science body is meeting in Tasmania as climate scientists urge Australia to prepare for rising sea levels that could put about $300 billion worth of commercial property, infrastructure and homes at risk.

Fighting Rages Around Syrian Capital for Second Day

CAIRO — Syrian government forces shelled several districts of Damascus Thursday during a second day of fierce fighting with rebels in and around the capital. Amateur video showed smoke rising from the southern districts of..