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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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  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:22:59 GMT
    Australia's foreign minister has criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and is calling for their unconditional release.
    Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization...
  • Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

    Iran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion'

    Saturday, August 30 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-08-30 12:00:00 GMT
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called Western sanctions an "invasion" after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.
  • EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:30:46 GMT
    Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
    A top European Union official said Saturday that the 28-nation bloc is set to decide new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.
  • Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    Lesotho military says it has disarmed police

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:30:41 GMT
    A security guard in the capital of Lesotho says the military has occupied police stations there and are moving to other districts.
    Lesotho's military seized and disarmed two police stations in the mountainous kingdom Saturday in an effort to secure the country, the defense force spokesman said.
  • Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Bombings kills 13 in Iraq

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:30:33 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.
    Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday, officials said.
  • Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    Ukrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria

    Saturday, August 30 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-08-30 11:09:59 GMT
    Algeria's state news service is reporting that a Ukrainian civilian cargo plane has crashed in the mountains near the southern city of Tamanrasset.
    A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency.
  • Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza

    Housing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:30 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:30:20 GMT
    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
  • EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

    EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:19:59 GMT
    European Union leaders are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years.
    European Union leaders are set to decide who will be the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the...
  • Somalia launches offensive against extremists

    Somalia launches offensive against extremists

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:12:55 GMT
    Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
    Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
  • Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

    Liberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola

    Saturday, August 30 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 10:02:56 GMT
    Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.
    Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.
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