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Deadly car bomb explodes in Iraq

A car bomb in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Saturday killed three people and wounded 18 others, police said.

Flight 370: Australian PM 'confident'

Australia's Prime Minister on Saturday reiterated his "high degree of confidence" that acoustic signals picked up by searchers in the Indian Ocean are from the missing Malaysian plane's black box.

NATO says photos show invasion-ready jets, tanks and soldiers

NATO has released satellite photos that show the extent of Russia's military mobilization on its border with Ukraine -- including fighter jets, tanks, artillery and thousands of soldiers who are prepared to invade within 12 hours if called upon, say officials.

Like being back in the USSR

A sloshed bottle of brandy may have helped Karl Penhaul get into Transnistria, a breakaway state recognized by no sovereign nation sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine.

Mo Ibrahim: Time for Afro-realism

Over the last 20 years, the narrative on the African continent has shifted from Afro-pessimism to Afro-optimism. The truth lies somewhere in between. Now is the time for Afro-realism: for sound policies based on honest data, aimed at delivering results.

Where is the world's highest murder rate?

The same country that topped the list the last time the United Nations issued a report on murder rates stayed atop again, with a rate nearly 70 percent A United Nations report

Australian PM 'confident'

Hopes that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be found fluctuated on Friday.

The 'bull dog' against Pistorius

He's known as the "bull dog" in South Africa's legal circles, and just two days in to Gerrie Nel's merciless cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius, it's easy to see why.

Cuba: U.S. using spam as a weapon

Cuban officials have accused the U.S. government of bizarre plots over the years, such as trying to kill Fidel Castro with exploding cigars. On Wednesday, they said Washington is using a new weapon against the island: spam.

U.N. approves peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved the creation of a United Nations peacekeeping force for the Central African Republic, where competing militias have been fighting for months.

Mom mutilated by addict husband

23-year-old Sitara, a former child bride, was sleeping when her husband attacked her, asking for money to fuel his drug habit.

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