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Suicide bomb kills 9 in Baghdad

A suicide car bomb attack killed at least nine people and injured 16 others at an army recruitment center in central Baghdad Thursday, local police officials said.

Syria's war within a war continues

Clashes continued to rage on the sixth day of what appears to be a coordinated offensive by Syrian rebels to push a hard-line al Qaeda militia out of northern Syria.

Why China, Japan are talking Voldemort

Lord Voldemort, the arch-villain in the Harry Potter series of books and films, has played an unlikely cameo in a diplomatic feud between China and Japan.

Morsy trial postponed

The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy has been postponed until February 1, according to multiple state-owned media outlets.

Beauty queen shot dead

A 29-year-old soap star and former Miss Venezuela was shot and killed during a robbery. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

A 'winter' World Cup for Qatar?

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in the European winter, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has told a French radio station.

Venezuelan beauty queen slain

Monica Spear and her ex-husband were driving in Venezuela's Carabobo state when their car broke down, officials said. Armed robbers opened fire, killing both of them.

Yao Ming fights ivory trade in China

Former NBA star Yao Ming is leading a full court press on the illegal ivory trade in China. CNN's Ivan Watson has more.

Iraq's luxury property hot spot

Forget war and divisive sectarian tensions, the city of Erbil in northern Iraq is experiencing a luxury property boom ensuring the city lives up to its reputation as the Switzerland of the Middle East.

Syria chemical weapons materials on ship for destruction

The international effort to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program hit a milestone Tuesday when a first batch of important chemical material was loaded onto a ship for permanent removal from the country, the group overseeing the work said.