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No final verdicts as jury discharged in Andy Coulson phone hacking trial

No final verdicts as jury discharged in Andy Coulson phone hacking trial

The jury in the phone hacking trial of former newspaper editor and ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson has been discharged after it could not reach a verdict on the final charges in the case, a court official said Wednesday.
No lawyer yet for Bergdahl even though probe underway

No lawyer yet for Bergdahl even though probe underway

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl does not yet have a lawyer or been informed of his legal rights even though the Army has begun its investigation of circumstances surrounding his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan.

7 terrible countries for Christians

The case of a Christian woman in Sudan who was sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith has cast new light on the plight of persecuted Christians worldwide.
Andy Coulson awaits final verdict in phone hacking trial

Andy Coulson awaits final verdict in phone hacking trial

LONDON (CNN) -- Former newspaper editor and ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson is due back in court in London Wednesday, as the jury in his phone hacking trial considers the remaining charge against him.
Amid tensions, polls open in key Libyan elections

Amid tensions, polls open in key Libyan elections

Polls opened in Libya on Wednesday in the country's second parliamentary elections since the fall of the Gadhafi regime in 2011.
Russia's senate revokes Putin's power to use military in Ukraine

Russia's senate revokes Putin's power to use military in Ukraine

Russia's upper house of parliament voted Wednesday to revoke the right of President Vladimir Putin to use Russian troops in Ukraine, as efforts to calm a separatist uprising in Ukraine's east continue.
Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians, official says

Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians, official says

At least 57 Iraqi civilians were killed and more than 120 others were wounded by what local officials say were Syrian warplanes that struck several parts of Anbar province Tuesday.
Andy Coulson awaits final verdicts in phone hacking trial

Andy Coulson awaits final verdicts in phone hacking trial

Former newspaper editor and ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson is back in court in London Wednesday, as the jury in his phone hacking trial considers the remaining charges against him.
Facebook looks to block ISIS clothing sales

Facebook looks to block ISIS clothing sales

T-shirts, hoodies and even toy figurines bearing the ISIS logo are being sold on online and marketed across social media.

Crisis in Iraq: Latest developments

 The Iraqi government claimed gains in its fight against militants Tuesday, a day full of dizzying developments.
Dalai Lama Fast Facts

Dalai Lama Fast Facts

 Here is a look at the life of his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, spiritual leader of the people of Tibet. Personal: Birth date: July 6, 1935 Birth place: Taktser, Amdo province, Tibet
France admits it needs to be friendlier to visitors

France admits it needs to be friendlier to visitors

It's a big nation that can take a long hard look at itself and reach the conclusion it might be a bit rude toward tourists.
Australia: Waiting for Malaysians before announcing new MH370 search area

Australia: Waiting for Malaysians before announcing new MH370 search area

Australian authorities say they're not certain when a new search area for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be announced, clarifying earlier statements suggesting it would be made public Wednesday.
'We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq,' Iraqi Kurdish leader says

'We are facing a new reality and a new Iraq,' Iraqi Kurdish leader says

The sprawling offensive by militants in Iraq has now reached the country's largest oil refinery, but it's unclear who has control of the strategic target.
Andy Coulson found guilty in phone hacking trial; Rebekah Brooks cleared

Andy Coulson found guilty in phone hacking trial; Rebekah Brooks cleared

Former newspaper editor Andy Coulson was found guilty Tuesday of conspiracy to hack phones following an eight-month trial in London, the UK's Press Association news agency reported.