War & Peace Some young Iranians ignore officially enforced anger at the West Dec. 9, 2013, 5 a.m. They gather in coffeehouses, sipping espresso, and anticipate an end to sanctions against their country following a nuclear agreement. They wouldn't be out of place in London or New York. War & Peace U.S. cargo ship to destroy Syrian nerve gas chemicals at sea Dec. 9, 2013, 5 a.m. The ship is being outfitted with hydrolysis machines that will destroy the chemicals that make nerve gases. No chemicals will be dumped at sea, U.S. officials said. War & Peace "We've lost our greatest son." South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies at 95 Dec. 6, 2013, 5 a.m. He was a freedom fighter and perhaps the greatest statesman of his time. War & Peace Talks are tense as Biden meets Chinese leaders in Beijing amid dispute Dec. 5, 2013, 5 a.m. China has declared an air defense zone over tiny islands in the East China Sea. The islands are at the center of a long-running territorial dispute between China and Japan. War & Peace Four killed and many hurt as New York commuter train derails Dec. 2, 2013, 12:20 p.m. It was the second derailment of a Metro-North train in six months. The accident happened along a sharp curve. 2 7 War & Peace Warthog ground-attack plane in Pentagon's crosshairs for retirement Nov. 26, 2013, 5 a.m. The A-10 Thunderbolt got the nickname Warthog because it's an ugly looking aircraft. But this ugly duckling packs one hard punch with a Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle. War & Peace Mavis Batey, who helped break the German Enigma code, dies at 92 Nov. 26, 2013, 5 a.m. She was a college student studying the German language when she was recruited to Bletchley Park to work on decoding messages sent by the Axis powers. 4 War & Peace Egypt's Christians get little protection as churches face fire attacks Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. Christians are reluctant to complain about the lack of protection from Egypt’s new government after Morsi's ouster. War & Peace China ends one-child policy for some couples Nov. 25, 2013, 5 a.m. The government will allow couples in which either partner is an only child to have a second baby. The move affects 10 million couples, according to demographers. War & Peace Obama awards Kennedy's Medals of Freedom 50 years after his death Nov. 21, 2013, 5 a.m. Friday marks the 50-year anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. The Obama and Clinton families visited Kennedy's grave on Wednesday. War & Peace Paper "regrets the error" for getting the Gettysburg address wrong Nov. 19, 2013, 5 a.m. Harrisburg's Patriot-News apologized for calling one of Lincoln's most memorable speeches "silly remarks" that deserved to be forgotten back in 1863. 3 War & Peace Britain shuts last naval shipyard in England, keeps Scotland's open Nov. 14, 2013, 5 a.m. For centuries, Portsmouth built the ships that built the British Empire. It will no longer build warships. But it will handle maintenance and repairs for the Royal Navy. War & Peace Americans thank those who served Nov. 12, 2013, 5 a.m. Veterans Day was observed with parades and wreath-laying ceremonies as the nation honored those who served. Civil leaders called on businesses to hire more veterans. 4 War & Peace Turning each elite U.S. soldier into Iron Man Nov. 8, 2013, 5 a.m. It's a page taken from a comic book. The military wants to create a suit of armor for its special operations soldiers that would be like Iron Man's suit, except for the flying. 2 7 War & Peace Europe still thinks of its Roma as flamboyant thieves and kidnappers Nov. 1, 2013, 4 a.m. They are called Gypsies, a derogatory word. For centuries in Europe, the Roma were considered to be thieves. War & Peace Revelations of massive U.S. spying spur Obama's call for constraint Oct. 30, 2013, 4 a.m. But is it too late? Leaked documents detailing NSA phone monitoring of allied leaders and tens of millions of Europeans have severely strained relations. War & Peace Vatican's latest move for interfaith dialogue is quite cricket, actually Oct. 24, 2013, 4 a.m. The headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church will field the St. Peter's Cricket Club to forge ties with teams of other faiths. War & Peace U.S. and Russia team up to blow up asteroids coming toward Earth Oct. 22, 2013, 4 a.m. American and Russian weapons designers met to discuss whether the countries should build nuclear bombs to stop asteroids from hitting the Earth. War & Peace U.S. government shutdown leaves Europe scratching its head Oct. 21, 2013, 4 a.m. When the U.S. government came to a grinding halt, Europe wondered how America could lead the world as the No. 1 superpower if it can't manage its own affairs. War & Peace Wars, poverty and greed keep millions enslaved Oct. 18, 2013, 4 a.m. The Global Slavery Index estimates that almost 30 million people throughout the world are being held in bondage. War & Peace Peace prize honors chemical weapons watchdog group Oct. 14, 2013, 1:09 p.m. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the $1.2 million prize for its work in the Syrian civil war. 2 War & Peace Countries can't cope with their aging populations, study warns Oct. 11, 2013, 4 a.m. For the first time in history, seniors older than 60 will outnumber children younger than 15 by the year 2050. And most countries are unprepared for this. War & Peace Short story writer Munro of Canada wins Nobel Prize in literature Oct. 11, 2013, 4 a.m. She's the first Canadian to win the literature prize since 1976. Munro, beloved by her peers, captures the everyday lives and sudden revelations of men and women in rural Canada. 3 War & Peace China asks: Are its young men manly enough? Oct. 7, 2013, 4 a.m. Many are worried that Chinese boys have become too feminized, partly because they were coddled as children, and partly because of the influence of popular foreign TV shows. War & Peace Caribbean countries ask former colonizers to pay for slavery and genocide Oct. 3, 2013, 4 a.m. “Reparations must be directed toward repairing the damage inflicted by slavery and racism,” a Caribbean leader told the U.N. General Assembly. War & Peace Death toll rises to nearly 300 in Pakistan earthquake Sept. 26, 2013, 4 a.m. The quake struck Baluchistan province in the southwestern part of the country. Towns and villages were leveled. Thousands were left homeless, their possessions buried under rubble. War & Peace Iran leader's UN speech may open way for talks with West Sept. 24, 2013, 11:37 a.m. Iran's new president will speak at the UN on Tuesday. Some believe he will signal a willingness to hold negotiations over his country's disputed nuclear program.