UK to Put Forward UN Resolution on Syria Crisis

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_890f1ef38a.jpgMario Tama/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain is set to propose a resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, addressing protective measures in Syria. The drafted resolution condemns the alleged chemical attack on Aug. 21 and authorizes necessary measures to protect civilians from chemical weapons. "We have always made clear that we want the U.N. Security Council to live up to its responsibilities on Syria," a Downing Street spokesperson said. "Today we are giving its permanent members the opportunity to do that."

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Egypt's Tourist Trade Tumbles

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_b5a9adc45a.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) -- As one might expect, the summer of 2013 has not been a boon for the Egyptian tourism industry. Approximately 12 percent of Egyptians count on the industry to make a living.  However, after the turmoil resulting from the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi that began in late June, Westerners and other foreign visitors have shunned the country described as among the most beautiful on Earth.

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Russia Predicts Catastrophe If US Meddles in Syria

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_4658b740e0.jpgDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Russian officials on Tuesday hit back at the United States and its allies after Secretary of State John Kerry warned Monday that the Syrian government would face consequences for last week's alleged chemical weapons attack. A statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry Tuesday morning warned of "catastrophic consequences" for Syria and the region if the United States and its allies intervene.

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As Farmers' Strike Paralyzes Colombia, President Questions Its Existence

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_bab27504d6.jpgLUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images(BOGOTA, Colombia) -- Agrarian workers, truckers, miners, and coffee growers in Colombia have staged a national strike for more than a week now to protest government indifference and economic hardships brought about by free trade agreements and lack of regulation. The strikers have called for marches, manned dozens of roadblocks on some of the country’s key highways, and fought riot police in an escalating conflict that is costing the nation more than one billion dollars.

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Drone Goes on Wild Goose Chase to Protect Canadian Beach from Feces

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_0ba376e7f0.jpgSteve Wambolt/Aerial Perspective (OTTAWA, Ontario) -- They may look majestic flying through the air in nearly symmetrical V's, but on land, geese can become a big nuisance. But on Petrie Island in Ottawa in Ontario, the tables have turned. After trying decoys and dogs to lure the geese elsewhere or chase them off the island outright, the city is using a drone to solve the island's goose problem once and for all.

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