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Freak dust storm kills 5 in Tehran

A rare dust storm that swept through Tehran killed at least five people and sent the city plunging into darkness.

Leader of Pakistan's MQM party arrested in London

The London-based leader of one of Pakistan's most powerful regional parties was arrested at his home Tuesday in connection with a money laundering probe, officials of his party said.

Egypt declares El-Sisi winner of presidential election

Former Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was officially declared the winner of the country's presidential election on Tuesday, with election officials saying he won more than 96% of last month's vote.

Is mystery underwater sound the crash of Flight 370?

Australian researchers plan to release an audio recording Wednesday of an underwater sound that they say could possibly be related to the final moments of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Murder on Street View? Not quite

The images are shocking. A man apparently wielding an ax looms over a figure lying spreadeagled on the cobbled road, clad in red overalls.

Return of the 'White Plague'?

"Sometimes I ask myself, why me? Why did this have to happen again?" says 31-year-old Andile from the Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, South Africa. "But the problem is I could have got it anywhere, on the bus, in a taxi, in my work. It's everywhere."

When monarchs retire

If kings and queens are able to savor the best things in life, why shouldn't they get to retire, too?

The science behind World Cup ball

Adidas has a new ball for the World Cup that's said to be faster and more accurate. Jim Clancy reports on the "Brazuca."

ISIS uses Twitter to recruit

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh meets an ISIS defector in hiding and gets a rare look into the group's recruitment process.

Egyptian comedian calling it quits on popular TV show

In a decision many might consider a blow to freedom of dissent in Egypt, one of the nation's most popular comedians, Bassem Youssef, announced on Monday his political satirical show will no longer air on Egyptian TV.

Does Bergdahl swap set precedent?

Could the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl set a precedent for swaps involving other countries holding U.S. military or diplomatic personnel?

Freak dust storm kills 5 in Tehran

At least five people were reported killed and 30 injured Monday evening when a freak dust storm rolled through Iran's capital, Tehran.

Voting begins in war-torn Syria

Polls for the Syrian presidential election opened Tuesday against the backdrop of a bloody and protracted civil war.