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Ukraine Zeroes In On Leader For Interim Government

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

With Ukraine in political limbo following the flight of its president Saturday, word is emerging that ministers are poised to nominate Arseniy Yatsenyuk to replace Viktor Yanukovych.

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Killers Sentenced In Hacking Death Of British Soldier

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fusilier Lee Rigby was attacked in London. The killers said they were avenging the deaths of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. One killer will die in prison. The other will be there at least 45 years.

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North Korea's Still In The Dark, As Photos From Space Show

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Viewed at night from far above, the communist nation is a huge, nearly black patch between South Korea and China. In the years NASA has been taking such photos, there's been no real change.

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Benedict Dismisses Renewed Rumors About Why He Left The Papacy

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

It's been one year since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down. Now, he has publicly called speculation that he might not have resigned willingly "simply absurd."

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Putin Flexes Moscow's Muscles; Kerry Says This Isn't 'Rocky IV'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In neighboring Ukraine, tensions are high as efforts to form a new government continue. Ethnic Russians fear what may happen to them. That's led to concern about what Russia might do.

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Ukraine Will Turn Yanukovych Case Over To The Hague

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The whereabouts of Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych remain unknown, but the opposition-led Parliament says any war crimes prosecution would come in the International Criminal Court.

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Obama: U.S. May Leave Afghanistan, But Door's Open To Staying

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

While the president told Afghan leader Hamid Karzai that the Pentagon will draw up plans to withdraw U.S. forces this year, he also said there's still time to finalize a deal that keeps troops there.

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Brit Released From Guantanamo In '05 Is Arrested In U.K.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Moazzam Begg was held by the U.S. for three years before being released from Guantanamo in 2005. He was never charged with anything. Now, British authorities are questioning him about trips to Syria.

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Ugandan Tabloid Names Gays After Anti-Gay Measure Becomes Law

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In an accompanying article, the tabloid Red Pepper praised the new law that not only criminalizes gay sex, but also makes it a crime not to report gay people.

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Crisis In Ukraine: Formation Of New Government Is Delayed

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

While the search continues for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, officials are working to fill the posts left vacant after his removal from office.

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More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for previous such atrocities, is again suspected. Boko Haram believes it's a sin to teach "Western" values to Muslim students.

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NATO Urges 'Everybody' To Respect Ukraine's Sovereignty

Monday, February 24, 2014

Top military officials from NATO and Russia discussed their concerns about Ukraine in a phone call Monday. Many now see the country's Crimea area as a potential flashpoint.

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Mango Alert: Australians Puzzle Over Huge Stolen Fruit

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Big Mango is a roadside tourist attraction that's 33 feet tall and 26 feet wide; it weighs seven tons. As of last night, it's missing. But not everyone thinks it was stolen.

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Pope Announces Overhaul Of Vatican Bureaucracy

Monday, February 24, 2014

The move creates a new economic secretariat to oversee all of the Holy See's economic and administrative affairs.

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Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Measure Into Law

Monday, February 24, 2014

The law makes gay sex punishable by terms of up to life in prison. The U.S. and U.N. said the new law violated basic human rights.

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Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110

Monday, February 24, 2014

Alice Herz-Sommer survived two years in a Nazi camp. She performed for prisoners and said music saved her life. Her longevity, Herz-Sommer said, was due to an amazingly positive view of the world.

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Resignations In Egypt May Be Prelude To General's Presidential Run

Monday, February 24, 2014

All Cabinet ministers are stepping down, the nation's prime minister announced Monday. Among them: Defense Minister Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who will now be free to seek the presidency.

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Ukraine's Yanukovych On Run From Mass Murder Charge

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ousted from office, Viktor Yanukovych is now missing. The acting interior minister says authorities want to arrest Yanukovych and try him for the deaths of scores of protesters last week.

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American Held In Israel For 1997 Murder Is Killed In Prison Shootout

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Samuel Sheinbein fled to Israel after murdering a Maryland teen. He claimed Israeli citizenship but was later convicted and had been serving a long prison term near Tel Aviv.

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Taliban Break Off Negotiations On U.S. Soldier Held Since 2009

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been held by the Taliban since his capture nearly five years ago. He is thought to be somewhere in Pakistan.

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