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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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  • Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

    Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:34:11 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...
    Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to world security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday broadly expanded the U.S. response by ordering thousands of troops to the region along with an aggressive effort to...
  • Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    Mexico airlifts tourists after Hurricane Odile

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:33:53 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...
    The Mexican government began airlifting the first of thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos on Tuesday, as residents picked up the pieces of shattered, flooded homes.
  • Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor

    Doctor to provide medical update on Toronto mayor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:21:59 GMT
    The brother of controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says a doctor will provide a medical update on Ford's health on Wednesday.
    A doctor will provide a medical update on controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tumor on Wednesday, Ford's brother said.
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:14:44 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
  • UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:54:16 GMT
    The World Health Organization says China is sending a laboratory team to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, as international efforts to stop the dreaded disease ramp up.
    The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a...
  • 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:33:38 GMT
    Rescue workers say they dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slightly dislocated hand.
    The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident.
  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:23:21 GMT
    A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday.
    A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace...
  • Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

    Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:52:59 GMT
    A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.
    A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia's Yukos oil company more than a decade ago.
  • French prime minister wins confidence vote

    French prime minister wins confidence vote

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:44:48 GMT
    France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy - including dissidents within his Socialist Party.
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided his Socialist Party.
  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:33:52 GMT
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.
    Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.
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