UN Report: Syrian Chemical Weapons 'Probably Used' at Five Sites

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_9ffdc36764.jpgBunyos/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Chemical weapons were “probably used” at five out of seven sites the U.N. investigated in Syria, according to a United Nations report delivered Thursday to Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. The findings were based on evidence that included surface-to-surface rockets, medical samples and interviews with victims and medical personnel.

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Children Take Santa's Polygraph Test at London Mall

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_729d3c9634.jpgBrent Cross Shopping Centre/Facebook (LONDON) -- Santa Claus has decided to treat his followers with a little less trust this year and is using London as a testing ground for his new approach to drawing up his naughty and nice lists. London's Hammerson shopping malls will be putting children's honesty to the test: polygraph machines have been set up to ensure kids are being good this Christmas.

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South African Officials Concede Mistake Hiring Man Accused of Fake Signing

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_0b992f35ec.jpgALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images (SOWETO, South Africa) -- The man who stood just feet away from President Obama as he paid tribute to Nelson Mandela told ABC News Thursday that he was having schizophrenic hallucinations during Tuesday's memorial service in front of a crowd of tens of thousands and millions more on television.

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US Updates Travel Warning for Libya, Cites Teacher Killed in Benghazi

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_dc5b7979af.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The State Department has updated its warning that U.S. citizens should not travel to Libya, except for essential travel to Tripoli. American teacher Ronnie Smith was killed in Benghazi on Dec. 5, and the new warning includes a reference to his death:

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Congress Likely Holding Off on More Iran Sanctions Until After Recess

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_35e964fcaa.jpgRuskpp/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Congressional lawmakers seem to be giving the White House some breathing room when it come to letting the nuclear deal with Iran work but their patience may only extend through January. President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have pleaded with the House and Senate not to impose any more sanctions on Tehran that might undermine the temporary agreement.

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