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King Felipe VI takes over in Spain, promises to be monarch 'for new times'

King Felipe VI takes over in Spain, promises to be monarch 'for new times'

Flanked by his family and before Spain's Parliament, Felipe VI was formally proclaimed the new King of Spain Thursday, following the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos.

Japan passes law banning possession of child pornography

Japan has finally made the possession of child pornography a punishable offense.

All eyes on Iraq

Trying to decide what to do as Iraq descends into civil war, President Obama called Congressional leaders to the White House Wednesday for discussions. Many Democrats are wary of any U.S. military action.
World Cup: Defending champion Spain out of World Cup

World Cup: Defending champion Spain out of World Cup

So goodbye. Nobody wanted it to end this way -- the embarrassment and humbling of a side which has brought so much joy to the world.
Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

More than 30 people are missing after a boat carrying 97 Indonesians sank in waters off Malaysia's west coast, Indonesian authorities said.
Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

Dozens of Indonesians missing after boat sinks off Malaysia

More than 30 people are missing after a boat carrying 97 Indonesians sank in waters off Malaysia's west coast, Indonesian authorities said.
Iraq crisis: Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery, military says

Iraq crisis: Militants driven back from nation's main oil refinery, military says

Iraq's military claimed Wednesday to have driven back militants who stormed the country's main oil refinery in the town of Baiji, the latest front in the battle for control of swaths of Iraq.
Verdict in Al Jazeera trial expected June 23

Verdict in Al Jazeera trial expected June 23

An Egyptian judge on Monday said he would announce the verdict in the trial of three Al Jazeera journalists on June 23.
Social-media battle augments Iraq bloodshed

Social-media battle augments Iraq bloodshed

(CNN) -- It's a truth of warfare in the digital era: Bullets and bombs often are augmented by status updates and tweets.
Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skies

Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skies

 Esther Mbabazi wheels her bag towards the airstairs of the Boeing 737 sitting quietly on the tarmac at Kigali International Airport. Today she'll be flying from Rwanda's capital city to Juba in South Sudan.
Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skies

Rwanda's first female pilot takes to the skies

 Esther Mbabazi wheels her bag towards the airstairs of the Boeing 737 sitting quietly on the tarmac at Kigali International Airport. Today she'll be flying from Rwanda's capital city to Juba in South Sudan.
Defense lawyers: Crew barely escaped stricken Sewol ferry

Defense lawyers: Crew barely escaped stricken Sewol ferry

The lawyer for the first mate of the ill-fated Sewol ferry told an emotionally-charged court his client left the sinking ship because he thought the coast guard would be able to rescue the passengers.
UK to reopen embassy in Tehran as relations with Iran ease

UK to reopen embassy in Tehran as relations with Iran ease

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is to announce plans Tuesday for the United Kingdom to reopen its embassy in Tehran, Iran, closed since an attack by protesters in 2011 prompted a dramatic breakdown in relations.
Iraq crisis: U.S. moves firepower to region as ISIS advance continues

Iraq crisis: U.S. moves firepower to region as ISIS advance continues

As Islamic militants continue their murderous advance in Iraq, the Pentagon is moving more firepower and manpower into the region to prepare for whatever U.S. President Barack Obama orders.

Verdict in Al Jazeera trial expected June 23

An Egyptian judge on Monday said he would announce the verdict in the trial of three Al Jazeera America journalists on June 23.