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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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Relic Containing Pope John Paul II's Blood Stolen

Monday, January 27, 2014

The late pope often rested in the mountains of Italy's Abruzzo region, and worshiped at a small church there. A small relic containing a piece of gauze that had been soaked in his blood is now missing.

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Egypt's El-Sissi Promoted, Military Says He Should Run For President

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shortly after Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was made a field marshal, the military said he should "answer the call of the people" and run for president. Elections are set for April.

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UPDATED: Ukrainian President Offers To 'Scrap' Anti-Protest Law

Monday, January 27, 2014

The offer comes after anti-government demonstrations spread to cities where the citizens have shown support for the president. Meanwhile, the nation's justice minister has warned she may declare a "state of emergency" unless protesters leave her headquarters.

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Heinrich Himmler's Private Letters Published In German Newspaper

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The collection features some 700 letters that the leader of the Nazis' notorious SS corps wrote to his wife. Editors at Die Welt say Himmler's writings show the intimate thoughts of a "clearly cold, feeling-less, self-righteous bureaucrat."

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Deal Gives Women, Children Safe Passage From Besieged Syrian City

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The city of Homs was one of the first to rebel against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. It has been besieged by government forces for more than a year.

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Thailand's Anti-Government Protesters Move To Block Voting

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Activists seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra have managed to shut down nearly all of the polling stations in the capital Bangkok and disrupt early voting in several outlying provinces.

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Protesters In Ukraine Vow To Step Up Pressure On Government

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Protesters in Kiev tried to storm a cultural center where hundreds of riot police were deployed Sunday, a day after the government of Viktor Yanukovych offered top posts to the opposition in a failed effort to defuse tensions.

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Wawrinka Beats Ailing Nadal To Win Australian Open Final

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Swiss underdog won his first Grand Slam singles title with a 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 upset of favored Rafael Nadal, who suffered a back injury.

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Mediator: 'Haven't Achieved Much' At Syrian Peace Talks

Saturday, January 25, 2014

On the first day of face-to-face meetings, representatives of the two sides made eye contact, but spoke only through the U.N. mediator.

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Nearly 30 Killed As Egypt Celebrates Revolution's Anniversary

Saturday, January 25, 2014

While thousands of Egyptians celebrated throughout the capital, marking the start of the revolution three years ago, Islamist counter-demonstrations were crushed.

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Smoker May Have Caused Retirement Home Fire; Dozens Still Missing

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The official death toll from the blaze that swept through the Residence du Havre in Quebec province is eight, but 30 people are still unaccounted for in the frozen debris.

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Ukraine Minister Says Talks With Protesters Are 'Futile'

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The comment comes as protesters moved to seize government buildings in and around the capital, Kiev, where unrest has intensified in recent days.

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Police Make Arrest In Fatal Shooting At SC State University

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The suspect was charged with murder early Saturday in connection with Friday's killing of Brandon Robinson, a member of the school's football team.

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Li Na Wins A Second Grand Slam At Australian Open

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Chinese tennis star defeated her Slovakian opponent, Dominika Cibulkova, 7-6 (3), 6-0. It's Li's second Grand Slam title after she won at the French Open in 2011.

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Pakistani Judge Orders Death For Man Who Claimed To Be Prophet

Friday, January 24, 2014

The 69-year-old British national, who had been treated for schizophrenia, was convicted under the country's strict blasphemy laws.

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U.N. Says Authorities, Locals In Myanmar Killed Dozens Of Muslims

Friday, January 24, 2014

The government has denied the massacre ever happened. Now, the U.N. is asking for an investigation.

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