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Pope Francis Is Time's Person Of The Year

Posted: 12/11/2013 - Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time.

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Newly Released American: Videotaped "Confession" Forced By North Korea

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee, left, and his son Jeffrey after arriving at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. Newman was detained in North Korea late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Corruption Activist Delivers Bruising Defeat To India's Congress Party

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Led by an anti-corruption activist, a new political party that claims to champion ordinary Indian voters made a startling electoral debut in the capital New Delhi in regional Legislative Assembly polls, emerging as the second-most powerful grouping in results announced Sunday.

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Ukraine Opposition: Riot Police Stormed Our Office

Posted: 12/09/2013 - A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by massive anti-government protests.

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Freed U.S. Veteran "Delighted To Be Home"

Posted: 12/08/2013 - A day after arriving home to California, the 85-year-old U.S. veteran detained for weeks by North Korea said Sunday that he was well-fed and kept comfortable in a hotel room, not a jail cell.

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Antarctic Charity Race with Prince Harry Suspended

Posted: 12/07/2013 - Organizers of an Antarctic charity race involving Prince Harry said Saturday they are suspending its competitive element because of harsh conditions, but plan to continue the journey to the South Pole.

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World Leaders Prepare To Pay Final Respects To Nelson Mandela

Posted: 12/07/2013 - South Africa readied itself for the arrival of a flood of world leaders for the funeral and memorial services for Nelson Mandela as thousands of mourners continued to flock to sites around the country Saturday to pay homage to the freedom struggle icon.

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Stolen Truck Carrying Radioactive Material, Is Found

Posted: 12/04/2013 - The container that carried the cobalt-60 -- which can be used to make a so-called dirty bomb -- was found about a kilometer away from the stolen truck and had been opened, a Mexican official said.

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Archbishop: Mexican Cartel Threatened Catholic Seminary

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Reports of extortion have become increasingly common as drug cartels expand their reach in Mexico. But public denouncements of such attempts are rare. Callers, claiming to be from one of the country's feared drug cartels, offered an ominous warning: Pay up if you value the safety of your priests.

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Wonder Woman Cast For Batman And Superman Film

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Israel-born actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.' superhero team-up film with Batman and Superman, the studio announced Wednesday. Already starring in the currently untitled film are Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman.

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Nigella Says Saatchi Threatened To Destroy Her

Posted: 12/04/2013 - Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, testifying Wednesday in the fraud trial of two former assistants, denied using illegal drugs and accused her ex-husband of spreading the allegation to savage her reputation.

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Execution-Style Killings Surge In Iraq, U.N. Says

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Acts of terror and sectarian violence killed 659 Iraqis and injured almost 1,400 in November, according to casualty figures released by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.

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Man Survives 60 Hours At Bottom Of Atlantic

Updated: 12/03/2013 - Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat and dressed only in boxer shorts, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.

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Ukraine Protest Swells As Opposition Loses Vote

Posted: 12/03/2013 - Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Tuesday the government was "open to dialogue" with the opposition demanding his ouster, but that if the offer is met with "a fist, I say frankly -- we have enough forces."

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Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra Dismisses Calls to Step Down

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dismissed calls by protesters for her to step down by Tuesday, saying she is open to talks to resolve demonstrations against her government that turned violent over the weekend.

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