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WATCH: Breathtaking New Video Of Felix Baumgartner's Record Jump

Sunday, February 02, 2014

The skydiver who set world records for the highest and fastest jump, plunged from 24 miles up and broke the sound barrier on his way down.

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Thai Election Largely Peaceful, Despite Fears Of Violence

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Although a few hundred polling stations in the capital were shut down by anti-government activists, the vast majority of them across the country remained open.

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Maximilian Schell, Oscar-Winning Austrian Actor, Dies At 83

Saturday, February 01, 2014

He won a best actor Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg, died after what doctors describe as a sudden illness.

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At Least 14 Dead In Eruption Of Indonesian Volcano

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mount Sinabung had been active for months and the latest eruption occurred only a day after authorities, believing the worst was over, allowed thousands of evacuees to return to their homes.

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Gunfire, Explosions Rock Thai Capital Ahead Of Polls

Saturday, February 01, 2014

At least seven people, including an American photojournalist, have been wounded in the clashes ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections.

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Kerry: 'Disturbing' Trend Of Authoritarianism In Eastern Europe

Saturday, February 01, 2014

The secretary of state singled out Ukraine as an example of a growing trend of governments willing to "trample the ambitions" of their people.

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U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review

Friday, January 31, 2014

The report concludes that the production of Canada's tar-sand crude, which causes more greenhouse gases than other forms, won't be affected if the pipeline moves forward.

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School's Out For Online Students In 'State Sponsors Of Terrorism'

Friday, January 31, 2014

Students in Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria — countries under U.S. trade and economic sanctions — were blocked from accessing material on Coursera this week. The company, one of the largest providers of massive open online courses, says it's working with the U.S. government on a resolution.

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Australia OKs Dumping Dredged Mud In Great Barrier Reef Park

Friday, January 31, 2014

The dredging operation is part of a plan to expand a coal port in Queensland. Environmentalists have warned that dumping sediment could kill off delicate corals, but park officials said dredging would be "subject to strict environmental conditions."

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Canada Used Airport Wi-Fi To Track Travelers, Snowden Leak Alleges

Friday, January 31, 2014

The latest secret revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shows how Canada's spy agency experimented with using free Wi-Fi signals to follow travelers. Officials tell CBC News that they were only collecting "metadata" not the contents of communications.

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Panama To Free Crewmembers Of Seized North Korean Ship

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Chong Chon Gang and its crew of 35 have been held since July, when Panamanian authorities found Cuban weapons aboard in violation of U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang.

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Yahoo Says Email Accounts Were Hacked But Not How Many

Friday, January 31, 2014

The company, which provides the world's second-largest email service, says "the list of usernames and passwords that were used to execute the attack was likely collected from a third-party database compromise."

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No Breakthrough, But 'Bit Of Common Ground' In Syria Talks

Friday, January 31, 2014

It's hoped that the talks will resume on Feb. 10. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says a "wide" gap remains between the Assad regime and the Syrian opposition. But he believes they may agree on more than they realize.

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Amanda Knox Guilty Verdict Reinstated By Italian Court

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The appeals court in Florence found Knox and her ex-boyfriend guilty of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher and sentenced her to 28 1/2 years in prison. Knox currently lives in Seattle, and the sentence is likely to set up a long battle over her extradition.

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U.S.: Syria Behind Schedule On Dismantling Chemical Stockpile

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel echoed concerns expressed by the international watchdog group overseeing the operation that Syria is not meeting deadlines for handing over dangerous chemicals.

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Oh Toronto! New Accusation For Mayor And New Charge For Bieber

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mayor Rob Ford is accused in a lawsuit of conspiring with others to have a former family friend beaten up. Meanwhile, pop star Justin Bieber has appeared in the city to face charges related to an alleged assult on a limo driver.

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Detention Of Al-Jazeera Journalists Strains Free Speech In Egypt

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohamed Fadel Fahmy has been accused of running a terrorist cell with the help of four foreigners; allegations the news agency calls "baseless and false." The case has shown just how far Egypt has backslid on the goals of an uprising that began three years ago this week.

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Tycoon's Lesbian Daughter Rejects Multimillion-Dollar 'Marriage Bounty'

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hong Kong tycoon Cecil Chao initially offered $65 million to any man who married his daughter. Gigi Chao has since been flooded with marriage requests from eager men around the world. But in an open letter, she asks her father to accept her partner.

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China Is Poised To Force 'Times' Reporter Out Of Country

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The development comes despite objections from Vice President Joe Biden, who has urged senior officials in Beijing not to punish U.S. journalists with de facto expulsion. China has not granted a request for a new visa that was made last summer.

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No, Queen Elizabeth Is Not Down To Her 'Last Million'

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

She's not going to be a pauper anytime soon. Yes, the royal household has drawn down its rainy day fund. But the queen is still worth about $500 million — not counting the billions more in assets that belong to the crown estate.

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