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 Police: Palestinian teenage girl shot after knife attack on Israeli man

Police: Palestinian teenage girl shot after knife attack on Israeli man

A Palestinian teenage girl attacked an Israeli man with a knife on Monday, then was shot down by Israeli security officers, authorities said.
Baby found buried on Sydney beach was a girl, police say

Baby found buried on Sydney beach was a girl, police say

A day at the beach took a terrifying turn for two young boys who found a baby's decomposing body buried in a shallow grave.
Explosions, gunfire shake Nigerian town under Boko Haram attack

Explosions, gunfire shake Nigerian town under Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram militants attacked a town in northeast Nigeria on Monday. And battle sounds roared in Damaturu, as the Islamist fighters poured in, eyewitness said.
Moody's downgrades Japan on debt worries

Moody's downgrades Japan on debt worries

Moody's has cut Japan's debt rating by one notch, warning that policymakers will struggle to boost growth and get debt levels under control at the same time.
Egypt: Ex-ruler Hosni Mubarak, accused in deaths of hundreds, cleared of charges

Egypt: Ex-ruler Hosni Mubarak, accused in deaths of hundreds, cleared of charges

Egypt's former longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak was cleared of charges in a retrial Saturday and could soon be released -- a stunning reversal for a man who faced life imprisonment or worse after a revolution toppled him in 2011.
Report: Kim Jong Un's sister given senior North Korea government role

Report: Kim Jong Un's sister given senior North Korea government role

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been named as a senior government official by state media.
Pope Francis visits Turkey to bolster religious ties

Pope Francis visits Turkey to bolster religious ties

Pope Francis is meeting with Turkey's leaders Friday on the first day of a rare papal visit to the predominantly Muslim country.
Oil prices crash below $70

Oil prices crash below $70

Oil prices came crashing down Thursday to trade below $70 per barrel after OPEC announced it was leaving oil production levels unchanged.
 The 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

The 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and other great day trips from Berlin

Europe's hottest destination for tourists, Berlin offers more than bargain-priced nightclubs and Cold War nostalgia.
 'I am Liberian... I am always confident about the future': From surf spots to boardrooms, entrepreneurs battle Ebola

'I am Liberian... I am always confident about the future': From surf spots to boardrooms, entrepreneurs battle Ebola

The deadly Ebola virus which has ripped through three West African countries has had the biggest impact in Liberia.
At least 5 killed as explosion targets foreign diplomatic convoy in Kabul

At least 5 killed as explosion targets foreign diplomatic convoy in Kabul

A large explosion damaged a convoy of cars, possibly including a British Embassy vehicle, on Thursday. Many casualties were reported.
Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison after inmates binge on drugs

Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison after inmates binge on drugs

At least 13 inmates at a Venezuela prison, all of whom were on hunger strike, have died, according to the Ministry for Public Power of Penitentiary Services.
Activists pour back into Hong Kong streets

Activists pour back into Hong Kong streets

Protesters and police again faced off in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Wednesday evening, hours after authorities cleared barricades and tents from a demonstration camp and arrested key pro-democracy activists.
One Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

One Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.
Putin's killer tiger in cross-border raid

Putin's killer tiger in cross-border raid

A daring cross-border raid by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's associates has -- so far -- yet to sour Sino-Russian relations.