1. GUNS

    U.N. Postpones Arms Treaty

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 25:  A mock graveyard is viewed across from the United Nations (UN) which represents those killed by arms everyday around the world on July 25, 2012 in New York City. The group Control Arms set up the campaign to help draw attention to the issues of deaths by guns and other armaments while negotiations continue at the UN for a new Arms Trade Treaty.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    More than 170 countries gathered in New York to decide on details of a United Nations arms-trade treaty have extended their talks. Delegations have been negotiating for the past month, but failed to agree on regulations for the $60 billion industry. Conflicts like Syria were cited as reasons why a treaty is vital by activists, who also blamed the U.S. and Russia for delaying the treaty. It’s possible the deal will go to the U.N. General Assembly and be decided on by the end of the year.

    Read it at Reuters