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Ariel Sharon dead at 85

Ariel Sharon, whose half century as a military and political leader was marked with victories and controversies, was 85.

10 amazing stories

They clean up rivers, build homes for disabled veterans and bring health care to some of the darkest parts of the world.

Protesters, police clash ahead of Egyptian constitution vote

Protesters in parts of Egypt rallied Friday against the government and a vote on a constitution that would ban religious parties, leading to clashes with security forces or demonstrators' opponents in at least three cities, Egyptian media reported.

Report: Hollande mulls legal action over actress affair claim

French President Francois Hollande is considering legal action against the French version of Closer magazine after the publication alleged he was having an affair with actress Julie Gayet, French news agency Agence France-Presse said Friday.

Lightning strike on beach kills 3

A lightning strike killed three people on a beach in Argentina Thursday and injured 22 others, state media reported.

Muslims say: How women should dress

What is the most appropriate way for women to dress in public? Zain Verjee looks at attitudes in seven Muslim countries.

Israel's cyber defense gym

An Israeli company has launched a training gym for companies that want to defend against cyber attacks. Ian Lee reports.

Can wind towers take heat off UAE?

With its vast shopping malls, indoor skiing centers and artificial indoor beaches Dubai can lay claim to the dubious distinction of being one of the most air-conditioned cities in the world.

Papal voicemail for nuns in Spain

The nuns in a Carmelite community in Lucena, Spain, received a voice-mail message on New Year's Eve that they had to share with the world. The caller was Pope Francis.

Cairo artists take to streets

Egypt's revolution in 2011 gave birth to an explosion of new creativity, especially street art.

Catsharks and other glowing fish

There is a light show in the ocean that you can't see, but many fish can. There's quite a display of neon greens, reds, and oranges going on underneath the surface.

Will Hong Kong follow China's lead over ivory stockpile?

Conservationists are optimistic Hong Kong will move to destroy its huge stockpile of confiscated ivory -- believed to be one of the world's biggest -- following China's landmark destruction of six tons of tusks and ivory sculptures this week.

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