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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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  • Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

    Australia, Netherlands start to secure crash site

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:46:11 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
    A small group of Dutch and Australian investigators walked the sprawling, unsecured site where Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 went down as their governments prepared police detachments that will try to protect the crash area...
  • Officials: 3 Palestinians killed in West Bank

    Officials: 3 Palestinians killed in West Bank

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:46:08 GMT
    An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza.
    Palestinian hospital officials say three Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank, which has become increasingly restive because of a war between Israel and Hamas militants next door in the Gaza Strip.
  • Central American leaders convening at White House

    Central American leaders convening at White House

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:45:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress remains deeply...
  • Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster

    Nigeria nabs accused $6 million Facebook fraudster

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:43:58 GMT
    Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.
    Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.
  • New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses

    New EU sanctions to target Russian businesses

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:35:26 GMT
    European Union ambassadors have reached a preliminary deal on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive...
    European Union ambassadors reached a preliminary deal Friday on stepped-up sanctions against Russia, targeting its access to European capital markets and trade in the defense sector, dual-use goods and sensitive technologies.
  • Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes

    Uganda: 9 bodies found after tribal clashes

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:22:45 GMT
    A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.
    A Ugandan police official says nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.
  • Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

    Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:15:31 GMT
    French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.
    French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials...
  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:53:22 GMT
    Investigators on Friday were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
    The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.
  • Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Iraqi cleric urges leaders not to 'cling' to power

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:43:05 GMT
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability.
    Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, has called upon political leaders not to "cling" to their posts at the cost of political stability as pressure mounts for Prime Minister Nouri...
  • Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Deal still elusive for Gaza cease-fire

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 12:35:24 GMT
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
    Turbulent negotiations to broker a temporary truce in the Gaza Strip are continuing against the backdrop of fresh Israeli attacks on Palestinian militants.
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