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Libya destroys chemical weapons

Libya said Tuesday that its chemical weapons, including artillery shells and bombs filled with mustard gas, have been destroyed.

Blast near Peshawar hotel kills 9

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a hotel restaurant in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday night, killing nine people and injuring more than 30 others, officials said.

Castaway: I tried to kill myself

A castaway who claims to have spent more than a year adrift at sea says his faith in God kept him going.

Ukraine train-bus crash kills 12

A train and a minibus collided at a railway crossing near the northern Ukraine village of Vyry on Tuesday afternoon, killing 12 people and injuring five, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said.

Alfred the Great bone found?

CNN's Max Foster reports on the discovery of a bone researchers believe could belong to Alfred the Great.

Anne Frank's toys to go on display

Shortly before she and her family went into hiding, Anne Frank gave some of her toys to a friend for safekeeping -- a tin of marbles, a tea set and a book.

Putin arrives in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics.

Spain nets a ton of cocaine in floating backpacks

Spanish authorities went fishing for backpacks full of cocaine and netted nearly a ton of the drug after uncovering what they say was a sophisticated undersea smuggling operation.

Report: Syria to ship toxic agents out of country

Syria plans to send a large shipment of toxic agents out of the country this month, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Russian state-run news agency Ria Novosti.

Bus blast kills 2 soldiers in Yemeni capital

Two soldiers were killed and 14 others injured Tuesday when a bomb planted under a military bus exploded in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, authorities said.

Saudi man loses 700 pounds

A Saudi man has lost more than 700 pounds (320 kilograms) -- more than half his body weight -- since Saudi Arabia's King ordered him hospitalized in August, according to a Saudi magazine that interviewed him at a hospital.

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