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ANC handily wins South African elections

ANC handily wins South African elections

The African National Congress has won South Africa's general election, holding on to power despite economic woes and corruption allegations that some felt might weaken its grip.
Amnesty: Nigeria warned of Boko Haram raid at girls school, failed to act

Amnesty: Nigeria warned of Boko Haram raid at girls school, failed to act

What did the Nigerian government know about the mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, and when did it know it?
Best U.S. movie locations to visit

Best U.S. movie locations to visit

Nothing against L.A. studios, the Manhattan skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and those tax-credit incentive states -- "Lights, Camera, Georgia!" -- that know how to reel in a big movie production.
Jennifer Lawrence on fame, love and an Oscar loss

Jennifer Lawrence on fame, love and an Oscar loss

Going to the Academy Awards has been dangerous for Jennifer Lawrence.
Wes Anderson to take 'Grand Budapest Hotel' on transatlantic cruise

Wes Anderson to take 'Grand Budapest Hotel' on transatlantic cruise

Passengers might already be expecting the glamor of the "Grand Budapest Hotel" when they set sail aboard the "Queen Mary 2." This June they'll also get movie director Wes Anderson.
U.S. officials 'hitting the ground' in Nigeria to help find missing girls

U.S. officials 'hitting the ground' in Nigeria to help find missing girls

U.S. military officials are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Friday to help in the search for hundreds of girls kidnapped by Islamist militants, the Pentagon said.
Oscar Pistorius defense suggests Steenkamp wasn't cowering

Oscar Pistorius defense suggests Steenkamp wasn't cowering

One of the most respected ballistics experts in South Africa disputed key elements of the prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius on Friday, saying that the girlfriend he killed last year did not appear to have been in a defensive position whe
Putin arrives in Crimea for Victory Day events as deadly Ukraine clashes erupt

Putin arrives in Crimea for Victory Day events as deadly Ukraine clashes erupt

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Crimea on Friday to take part in Victory Day celebrations in Sevastopol, in what is his first visit to the disputed territory since Russia annexed it from Ukraine.
South Korea cracking down on operator in Sewol ferry disaster; CEO arrested

South Korea cracking down on operator in Sewol ferry disaster; CEO arrested

South Korean authorities are cracking down on the company that operated the passenger ferry that sank last month, a disaster that killed hundreds of people and shocked the nation.
Pro-Russian separatists defy Putin call to delay referendum in Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists defy Putin call to delay referendum in Ukraine

Pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine decided to go ahead with a Sunday referendum on greater local powers, they said Thursday, defying a call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone the vote.
Grenade thrown at judge's home as Thailand faces 'political freefall'

Grenade thrown at judge's home as Thailand faces 'political freefall'

Both sides of Thailand's political divide are vowing mass rallies in Bangkok in the wake of the former prime minister's ousting, as analysts warn the country faces "political freefall" and the potential resumption of violent c
Syrian rebels bomb hotel housing government forces

Syrian rebels bomb hotel housing government forces

Syrian rebels bombed an Aleppo hotel Thursday that's used as a base for government forces.
Prosecutor: CEO arrested, charged in South Korea ferry disaster

Prosecutor: CEO arrested, charged in South Korea ferry disaster

The head of the company that operated a ferry that sank off South Korea, killing more than 260 people, was arrested Thursday, a senior prosecutor in Seoul told CNN.
Hong Kong tycoons set for city's biggest every corruption trial

Hong Kong tycoons set for city's biggest every corruption trial

Two billionaire brothers who control Asia's biggest property development company have gone on trial in Hong Kong's biggest ever corruption case.
Would you pay to launch this airline?

Would you pay to launch this airline?

You've finished your business in London and want to head directly home to New York.