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Palace: Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

Royal officials say Britain's new prince has been named George Alexander Louis. More>>

Afghanistan: Bomb kills 15, including 6 Americans

A suicide car bombing tore through a U.S. convoy during rush hour in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 15 people, including six U.S. military advisers and two children, officials said. U.S. soldiers rushed to the scene to help, including some wearing only T-shirts or shorts under their body armor. More>>

Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak

Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. More>>

Furious over sanctions, NKorea vows to nuke US

North Korea vowed on Thursday to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric hours ahead of a vote by U.N. diplomats on whether to level new sanctions against Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test. More>>

Pope, in final message, says he's a simple pilgrim

Pope Benedict XVI has greeted the faithful for the last time as pope, telling well-wishers gathered at the Vatican's vacation retreat that he is beginning the final stage of his life as a "simple pilgrim," hours before he becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. More>>

Ikea withdraws meatballs in Europe after horse meat is found

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Swedish furniture giant Ikea became entangled in Europe's widening meat scandal Monday, and was forced to withdraw meatballs from stores across Europe amid suspicions that they contained horse meat. More>>

Meteorite explodes over Russia, nearly 1,000 injured

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia's Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people. More>>

Papal resignation opens door to many contenders

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation opens the door to an array of possible successors, from the conservative cardinal of Milan to a contender from Ghana and several Latin Americans. But don't count on a radical change of course for the Catholic Church: Benedict appointed the majority of cardinals who will choose his successor from within their own ranks. More>>

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  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:11:47 GMT
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors...
    Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that...
  • Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    Prosecutor says mate steering waters for 1st time

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:11 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:11:44 GMT
    A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.
    A prosecutor says that the third mate steering a South Korean ferry at the time of a major accident was navigating those waters for the first time.
  • Sub search for missing plane to be done in week

    Sub search for missing plane to be done in week

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:01:41 GMT
    The search coordination center says an underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week,...
    An underwater robotic submarine is expected to finish searching a narrowed down area of the Indian Ocean seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane within the next week, after completing six missions and so far coming...
  • Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche

    Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:52:27 GMT
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
    Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
  • 4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    4 questions about missing Malaysian plane answered

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:52 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:52:05 GMT
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are...
    By The Associated Press Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of...
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:48 GMT
    An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.
    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:32:10 GMT
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions,...
    His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition,...
  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:11:40 GMT
    Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging...
    A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search...
  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:11:35 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.
  • Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:51:33 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the...
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