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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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  • Millions reported stolen from Albania central bank

    Millions reported stolen from Albania central bank

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-07-30 09:07:00 GMT
    Albania's central bank says 713 million leke (5 million euros; $6.75 million) has been stolen from its reserve storage building.
    Albania's central bank says 713 million leke (5 million euros; $6.75 million) has been stolen from its reserve storage building.
  • Egyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion

    Egyptian media: 3 militants die in car explosion

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:55 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:55:52 GMT
    Egypt's official news agency says three suspected militants have died when their car blew up south of Cairo.
    Three suspected militants died Wednesday when a bomb they were carrying in their car apparently went off by accident in a town south of Cairo, Egypt's official news agency reported.
  • Russia's central bank supports sanctions targets

    Russia's central bank supports sanctions targets

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:48:52 GMT
    Russia's central bank is promising to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble on opening in Moscow.
    Russia's central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday.
  • Landslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped

    Landslide hits Indian village, 150 may be trapped

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:38:53 GMT
    An Indian official says that more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains.
    A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped, officials said.
  • Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    Officials: 19 dead in E. Ukraine region

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:30:32 GMT
    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
    Officials in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine say 19 people have died in fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
  • AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    AP PHOTOS: Face of Syrian war seen in youngest

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:28 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:28:08 GMT
    At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
    At Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, the horror of the neighboring country's civil war can be seen in the faces of its youngest refugees.
  • Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

    Bank scandal tarnishes powerful Portuguese family

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:19 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:19:47 GMT
    Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and...
    Portugal's Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence...
  • Libyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker

    Libyan official: Assailants abduct, free lawmaker

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 4:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 08:06:44 GMT
    A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.
    A Libyan security official says assailants abducted a lawmaker and former prime minister from his home in the capital, Tripoli, but released him hours later.
  • Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

    Shells hit UN school in Gaza, kill 15

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:22:04 GMT
    A Palestinian health official says 13 people were killed after tank shells hit a U.N. school in Gaza where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks.
    Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two classroom walls, a health official and a spokesman for a U.N....
  • New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 07:20:04 GMT
    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a plane in Liberia, had a layover in Togo and then arrived in Nigeria where authorities say he died days later...
    No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say...
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