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Saudi activist sentenced to 10 years, 1,000 lashes

Prominent Saudi activist Raif Badawi on Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes by a Saudi court for insulting Islam, said his wife and a source who followed the case closely.

Owner of controversial artworks dies

German art collector Cornelius Gurlitt, whose nearly priceless collection was confiscated because it was suspected to contain pieces looted by the Nazis, died Tuesday and left the masterpieces to a Swiss museum.

Cuba says it has foiled terror plot

Cuba says it foiled a terrorist plot by Cuban exiles to attack military facilities on the island and has arrested four U.S. residents, Cuban officials said Wednesday.

150 reported killed in 'Boko Haram attack'

Details emerged Wednesday of an apparent Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian village in which at least 150 people died, the latest in a series of attacks and abductions of schoolgirls attributed to the group.

Russia's president annexes...words

In Russia, bloggers will now have to register with the government and swear words will be banned from the media.

Truce in Syrian city of Homs

A truce between Syrian government and rebel forces in the strategic and symbolic city of Homs has gone into effect, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.

FBI agent arrested in Pakistan

An FBI agent was arrested in Pakistan this week after he attempted to board a domestic flight between Karachi and Islamabad with ammunition and knives, police said Wednesday.

Capturing the beauty of Wadi Rum

CNN's Jon Jensen and Alasdair Skene were faced with the daunting task of how to capture the beauty of Jordan's Wadi Rum.

Thai Court dismisses Yingluck from office

Thailand's Constitutional Court has dismissed caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office, ruling that she is guilty of violating the country's constitution for reassigning a senior security official in 2011.

Ferry disaster: Too much cargo contributed to sinking, police say

The South Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 260 people last month was caused in part by excessive cargo and a failure to tie that cargo down properly, the joint police and prosecuting team investigating the disaster said Tuesday.

Does papyrus say Jesus had wife?

A newly-discovered relic suggests that Jesus had a wife. Fordham University Professor Michael Peppard weighs in.

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