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Kerry: Fresh barrel bomb attack shows Syrian regime's 'true colors'

Kerry: Fresh barrel bomb attack shows Syrian regime's 'true colors'

At least 15 boys were killed when Syrian forces dropped a barrel bomb on a mosque operating as a makeshift school in Aleppo, the opposition Syrian Coalition said Wednesday.
Russians say authorities rounding up, poisoning stray dogs before Olympics

Russians say authorities rounding up, poisoning stray dogs before Olympics

The Olympic city has a dog problem. Thousands of stray canines wander the streets and suburbs of Sochi.
Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics.
U.S. ambassador to Russia stepping down after Olympics

U.S. ambassador to Russia stepping down after Olympics

After five years away from his collegiate job and seven months away from his family, the U.S. ambassador to Russia says it's time to come home.
Bus blast kills 2 soldiers in Yemeni capital

Bus blast kills 2 soldiers in Yemeni capital

Two soldiers were killed and 14 others injured Tuesday when a bomb planted under a military bus exploded in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, authorities said. The soldiers were on their way to work from another district of the capital.
Syria talks are a beginning, says U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

Syria talks are a beginning, says U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

As multi-day talks in Switzerland involving Syria's government and the opposition come to a close, the United Nations envoy to Syria said they were at least a start, and the two sides had some common ground.
Ukraine's political crisis puts country at risk, military says

Ukraine's political crisis puts country at risk, military says

Ukraine's military forces urged the President on Friday to act to restore stability, saying that a further escalation of the political unrest in the country threatens its territorial integrity.
Amanda Knox vows to fight murder conviction, won't 'go willingly' to Italy

Amanda Knox vows to fight murder conviction, won't 'go willingly' to Italy

Amanda Knox vowed Friday to fight her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher "until the very end" and said she "will never go willingly" back to Italy.
Scientist sues NASA over mysterious Mars rock

Scientist sues NASA over mysterious Mars rock

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a California man who claims that a mysterious rock recently photographed on Mars is actually a growing organism has filed a lawsuit against NASA for failing to investigate the discovery.
Ukraine lawmakers debate amnesty for protesters

Ukraine lawmakers debate amnesty for protesters

Ukraine's lawmakers are meeting again Wednesday in a special session of Parliament to debate a possible amnesty for protesters arrested during weeks of demonstrations.
Libya minister escapes assassination bid -- report

Libya minister escapes assassination bid -- report

Libya's acting interior minister survived an assassination attempt in Tripoli, state news agency LANA reported Wednesday.
Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsy in court to face charges

Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsy in court to face charges

Exactly three years after a high-profile jailbreak in Egypt, former President Mohamed Morsy arrived at a Cairo court Tuesday to face charges related to the escape, state media reported.
Ukraine's parliament scraps anti-protest laws, Prime Minister resigns

Ukraine's parliament scraps anti-protest laws, Prime Minister resigns

Lawmakers in Kiev voted Tuesday to repeal sweeping anti-protest laws whose passage this month angered demonstrators and helped plunge Ukraine into political crisis.

Crocodile takes Australian boy, mauls another

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; rangers resumed hunting Monday for a four-meter (13-foot) crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Aust
Ups and downs of talks leave Syrian government and the opposition queasy

Ups and downs of talks leave Syrian government and the opposition queasy

They were in the same room, albeit not talking directly to each other. A success of sorts. The Syrian government and opposition both agreed the atmosphere was calm -- no shouting, no hostilities.