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Official: 3 Americans Total Died In Algeria Attack

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Two additional Americans were killed in last week's hostage standoff at a natural gas complex in Algeria, bringing the final U.S. death toll to three, a U.S. official told CBS News Monday.

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Syria: Twin Suicide Blasts South Of Damascus

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Two car bombs exploded in southern Syria and a rocket slammed into a building in the north in a spike in civil war violence Friday that Syrian state media blamed on rebel fighters trying to topple President Bashar Assad.

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Restored Colosseum Passageway Reveals Colorful Frescoes, Graffiti

Updated: 04/11/2013 - A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum's only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes -- as well as graffiti and drawings of phallic symbols -- indicating that the arena where gladiators fought was far more colorful than previously thought.

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Algeria Claims Militant Hostage Crisis Is Over

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at a natural gas plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al Qaeda-linked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens.

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Russia Seeks To Reassure U.S. Adoptive Parents

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Russia's ombudsman for children's rights sought on Thursday to reassure American would-be adoptive parents that they will be allowed to take their children back to the United States.

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Car Bombs Explode Across Iraq

Updated: 04/11/2013 - A series of car and roadside bombs targeting buses and bus stations rocked predominately Shiite areas of Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 100, police said.

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2 Killed As Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In Central London

Updated: 04/11/2013 - A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground.

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Americans Among Hostages Taken In Algeria Attack

Updated: 04/11/2013 - In what could be the first spillover from France's intervention in Mali, Islamist militants attacked and occupied a natural gas complex partly operated by energy company BP in southern Algeria on Wednesday.

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U.S. Supported France's Failed Hostage Rescue In Somalia

Updated: 04/11/2013 - U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday.

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Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Will Be Retried

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence for his role in the killings of peaceful protesters during the revolution that eventually deposed him, will get a new trial.

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U.S. Aiding France's Military Operation In Mali

Updated: 04/11/2013 - France's foreign minister said Sunday that the United States is providing communications and transport help for an international military intervention aimed at wresting Mali's north out of the hands of Islamist extremists.

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Shipwreck Survivors Get Cold Shoulder On Anniversary

Posted: 01/11/2013 - Ship owner Costa Crociere SpA, the Italian unit of Miami-based Carnival Corp., sent several passengers a letter telling them they were not invited to the official anniversary ceremonies on the island of Giglio where the Costa Concordia still rests.

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Rare Snow Shuts Down Jerusalem

Posted: 01/10/2013 - An incredible and a rare site in the Holy Land: The biggest snowstorm in a decade covered Jerusalem with a blanket of white Thursday, paralyzing the city, but thrilling residents.

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Union Flag Raised In Belfast As Disorder Continues

Posted: 01/09/2013 - The Union flag was raised over Belfast City Hall on Wednesday morning for the first time since a vote last month to stop flying it year round prompted violent protests in Northern Ireland.

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People Laugh Until Men Fall Off Cliff In Giant Plastic Ball

Posted: 01/09/2013 - An extreme sport went extremely wrong recently when two men riding in a large inflatable ball rolled out of control and fell off a snowy mountain in Russia killing one and seriously injuring the other.

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