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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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  • Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

    Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:59:38 GMT
    Judicial officials say Egypt's state prosecutor has raised new charges against the country's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of leaking secret documents to Qatar, an ally of the...
    Egypt's state prosecutor is investigating allegations that ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi leaked secret documents to Qatar via the Doha-based Al-Jazeera broadcaster, according to judicial officials.
  • UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:59:36 GMT
    Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
  • UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:59:31 GMT
    The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that.
    The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that.
  • France suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor

    France suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:59:27 GMT
    France's president is calling on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as...
    France's president is calling on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as well as...
  • Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

    Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:51:53 GMT
    Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country's frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured a crossing point there.
    Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has killed dozens of government soldiers it captured after overrunning a military base this week.
  • US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:49:39 GMT
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
    Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
  • France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    France rules out Assad as partner in terror fight

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:38:45 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the...
    French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands.
  • Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

    Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:28:59 GMT
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to take the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.
  • India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:28:43 GMT
    India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
    India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
  • Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

    Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:19:12 GMT
    The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.
    "Russian forces have entered Ukraine," the country's president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security council. Reports from analysts to separatist rebels to NATO...
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