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K-pop sensation Psy dances into Malaysia's political drama, Gangnam style

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

In an effort to jazz the youth vote in Malaysia ahead of elections in which it faces a very strong opposition, the government called in K-pop sensation Psy.

Afzal Guru execution prompts clashes, leaving three more dead in Kashmir

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

Despite a curfew, clashes broke out in India-controlled Kashmir as locals protested against what they consider the wrongful conviction of Mohammed Afzal Guru in an attack on India's Parliament in 2001.

Syrian opposition leader extends talks offer to Assad regime

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

The Syrian National Coalition leader yesterday nailed down details of his offer of talks, first proposed last month. The UN called the offer 'the most promising thing we've heard on Syria recently.'

Caliber Collection fashions jewelry to take guns off the streets

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

Jessica Mindich designs jewelry made from guns confiscated by the Newark, N.J. police. In turn she donates money to back to the police department to get more guns off the street.

Is Haiti's musician turned president cracking down on carnival songs?

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

In a country where past carnival songs have predicted the fate of governments, lyrics are viewed as the social and political pulse of Haiti. Some bands behind controversial tunes say they were disinvited from this year's carnival.

Palm oil casualty? 14 pygmy elephants fall prey to pesticides in Borneo

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

Malaysian wildlife officials say 14 dead pygmy elephants were found last month in Borneo, apparently poisoned by chemicals used by farmers on the country's massive palm-oil plantations.

French, Malian troops regain control of Gao after rebels raid by canoe (+video)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:35

Islamist rebels slipped into the strategic city of Gao by crossing the Niger River with canoes over the weekend.

French, Malian troops regain control of Gao after rebels raid by canoe

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:37

Islamist rebels slipped into the strategic city of Gao by crossing the Niger River with canoes over the weekend.

Largest crocodile dies (+video), but Philippines town plans to keep tourism alive

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:37

Largest crocodile dies: The world's largest crocodile, Lolong, was 20 feet 3 inches long and weighed 1 ton. The town of Buanway will preserve the world's largest saltwater crocodile in a museum to keep the tourists coming.

Pope Benedict XVI announces he's stepping down (+video)

Mon, 02/11/2013 - 07:37

The Pontiff said he's too ill to carry out duties as head of the Roman Catholic church and will resign by the end of February.

Iran marks revolution anniversary with soaring, defiant rhetoric (+video)

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 22:26

On the 34th anniversary today of the Iranian revolution, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected Western pressure to negotiate over Iran's nuclear program 'at the point of a gun.'

10 killed in stampede during India's holy Hindu festival, Kumbh Mela

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 16:10

At least ten people were killed in a stampede at an Indian train station in a town where million were gathering for Kumbh Mela, a holy Hindu bathing festival. 30 million devotees are expected to bath during the festival.

Outgoing general predicts an Afghanistan liberated from foreign intrigue

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 13:08

The remarks from Gen. John Allen came at a change-of-command ceremony. American Gen. Joseph Dunford now leads NATO's mission in Afghanistan. 

Lebanese military seals off a town involved in Syrian rebellion

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 13:08

The Lebanese military has surrounded the town of Arsal after a deadly gunbattle between troops and residents. The tensions are linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria.

Afghans flock to India for infertility treatment

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 13:08

New Delhi already has a sizeable Afghan community, but over the past five years a steady trickle of visitors seeking healthcare has grown into a flood. Hospitals have been quick to respond. 

Iran marks revolution anniversary with soaring, defiant rhetoric

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 10:05

On the 34th anniversary today of the Iranian revolution, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejected Western pressure to negotiate over Iran's nuclear program 'at the point of a gun.'

Egypt's unfinished revolution

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 10:05

Can the government of President Mohamed Morsi survive – and what do its struggles portend for a region where other Islamist political movements are on the rise?

Kashmir protests turn deadly after hanging in New Delhi

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 10:05

The execution of Mohammed Afzal Guru has agitated Indian-controlled Kashmir. He was convicted for involvement in an attack on India's Parliament; many Kashmiris think he was innocent.

In Mali, two suicide bombings could indicate new wave of violence

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 10:05

Two suicide bombings, in nearly the same spot at a checkpoint outside of Gao, could indicate another wave of violence from Islamic militants in Mali. French and Malian troops had found industrial-strength explosives in the city earlier in the week.

Where's the most expensive McDonald's Big Mac in the world?

Sun, 02/10/2013 - 07:01

Clue: It's also homeplace of the world's cheapest gas.

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