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  • YouTube blocks users in Libya, Egypt from video mocking Muhammad

     
    YouTube has blocked users in Libya and Egypt from watching a video mocking Muhammad that set off violent protests in Cairo and Benghazi, it announced Wednesday. Though the film was clearly within its guidelines and widely available online, YouTube decided...
  • Imelda Marcos' infamous shoes damaged by termites, monsoon

     
    The shoes were the stuff of legend: pairs upon colorful pairs of pumps, flats and other footwear that evinced the lavish lifestyle of Imelda Marcos, the woman wed to deposed strongman Ferdinand Marcos.Thousands of showy shoes were found at the Manila...
  • Turkey forces plane bound for Syria from Moscow to land

     
    Turkey forced a passenger plane heading from Moscow to Syria to land at an Ankara airport on Wednesday, intercepting the plane with F-16 fighter jets, Turkish state television reported.Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told the official Anadolu...
  • Australian leader slams sexism in now-viral speech [Video]

     
    Fifteen minutes in the Australian parliament have become the diatribe heard 'round the world: a blistering speech by Prime Minister Julia Gillard against her chief political foe, excoriating him over what she denounced as sexist attacks....
  • Iran calls Netanyahu's warnings on nuclear program 'baseless'

     
    Iran shot back against the dire warnings of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the United Nations, calling them “baseless and absurd allegations against (its) exclusively peaceful nuclear program.” In a written statement, the...
  • Four peacekeepers killed in Darfur in evening ambush

     
    Four peacekeepers were slain and eight injured in an ambush in West Darfur, the African Union and United Nations joint mission to the troubled region said Wednesday. It remains unclear who was behind the Tuesday evening attack less than a mile and a...
  • In South Africa, roughly 12,000 striking platinum miners fired

     
    In South Africa, the world's biggest producer of platinum has fired roughly 12,000 striking workers. Violence has erupted over other strikes in the country....
  • 'Bibi's Bomb': Netanyahu uses a picture to make his point

     
    For weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the United States to draw a clear “red line” to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. Today, Netanyahu showed them how. Literally. Warning the United Nations General Assembly...
  • New virus doesn't spread easily person-to-person, WHO says

     
    A new virus that has killed one person and landed another in a London hospital does not appear to spread easily from person to person, the World Health Organization said Friday....
  • Iranian police patrol tense Tehran bazaar in wake of protests

     
    In the wake of street protests over surging prices and the plunging rial, police patrolled its central bazaar as many Tehran shops remained shuttered in silent protest Thursday. The massive marketplace had effectively been shut down Wednesday as shops...
  • South Korea puzzles over oddball success of 'Gangnam Style'

     
    When South Korea finally got its breakthrough, it wasn’t thanks to its usual polished pop exports, but a stocky jokester in a candy-colored suit, an oddball once known as “the Bizarre Singer.” It was Park Jae-sang, now known worldwide as...
  • As Malala recovers, U.N. marks International Day of the Girl Child

     
    As Malala Yousafzai lay in a Pakistani hospital recovering from gunshot wounds, the United Nations on Thursday marked its first International Day of the Girl Child....