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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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  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:55:43 GMT
    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from...
    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that set the team apart from many of...
  • Armenians unsatisfied by Erdogan's gesture

    Armenians unsatisfied by Erdogan's gesture

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:55:38 GMT
    Armenians are making their annual commemoration of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, unsatisfied by an unprecedented conciliatory message by Turkey's premier.
    Armenians are making their annual commemoration of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, unsatisfied by an unprecedented conciliatory message by Turkey's premier.
  • Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

    Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:55:36 GMT
    Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.
    Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 25 people and wounding scores of others, opposition activists said.
  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:47:05 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete...
  • Russia to hold new military exercises in southwest

    Russia to hold new military exercises in southwest

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:46:20 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Russia's defense minister on Thursday announced new military exercises along the Ukrainian border just hours after Ukrainian troops killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine.
  • Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008

    Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:45:15 GMT
    The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam.
    Spain's economy expanded by 0.4 percent in the first quarter, the Bank of Spain estimated Thursday, the fastest growth in six years and further evidence the recovery is gathering steam.
  • China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    China set to punish web giant Sina for pornography

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:36:18 GMT
    China's official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant Sina.com because pornographic content was found on its sites.
    China's official news agency says authorities plan to revoke two crucial publication licenses for web giant Sina.com because pornographic content was found on its sites.
  • South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    South Sudan president fires longtime army leader

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:25:08 GMT
    A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.
    The removal of South Sudan's military chief of staff - who comes from the same ethnic group as rebels fighting the government - further freezes a powerful minority out of top government positions, an analyst said...
  • Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:25:05 GMT
    The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.
    The material that washed ashore in southwest Australia appears to not be from the missing Malaysian plane, officials said Thursday.
  • Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Russia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:14:59 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.
    President Vladimir Putin has mocked the Internet as a CIA project and pledged to protect Russia's interests online.
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