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Tunisia PM tries to dissolve his government. His party says no.

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 10:44

Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali's Ennahda party said it wasn't consulted regarding his plans to dissolve the government in favor of a technocratic cabinet to rule until new elections can be held.

Bulgaria's opposition questions blaming Hezbollah for bus bombing

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 10:44

The opposition says there isn't proof yet that Hezbollah is responsible for a bomb attack that killed Israeli tourists, and is accusing the government for looking to curry favor with the US.

Amid talk of Mali exit, French forces find war in north still hot, not yet over

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:44

African and western nations looking for post-war structures: 'There will never, ever be a solution if you don't talk to the Tuaregs,' says Jeremy Keenan, British expert on East Africa.

Elephant poaching skyrockets in African rain forest zones

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 09:44

Demand from Asia for quality ivory of rain forest pachyderm has spiked; in Gabon, two-thirds of elephants, or 11,000 wiped out in one national park since 2004.

China tensions with Japan sell fireworks?

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:44

Some manufacturers of New Year fireworks are profiting from strong anti-Japanese sentiment related to territorial disputes. Just check out the names of certain pyrotechnics for sale on Beijing streets.

Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:44

Nearly 140 million girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation. But experts say there is reason to believe the practice is waning in many of the 29 countries where it is most widespread.

France: Mali withdrawal is in sight

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:44

France said today that it hopes to withdraw its troops from Mali next month, but it's unclear what will fill the resulting power vacuum and continue the fight against jihadist forces.

In Haiti, laws of physics meet a culture of magic

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 08:44

Post-earthquake construction in Haiti must address the dichotomy of American efficiency versus Haitian tradition.

Iran airs footage allegedly from captured US drone

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 07:44

The video, shown on Iranian TV, purports to show intelligence gathered by the drone before it was brought down by Iran in Dec. 2011.

Solomon Islands hit by five-foot tsunami, leaving six dead (+video)

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 07:44

A tsunami hit the Solomon Islands, leaving six reported deaths and damaging between 70 and 80 homes and properties. The tsunami followed an 8.0 earthquake near the Pacific Island chain.

Pacific earthquake: Small tsunami hits Solomon Islands (+video)

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 06:44

Pacific earthquake: Tsunami warnings were issued for much of the South Pacific after an 8.0 earthquake hit near the Solomon Islands. But the tsunami generated by the earthquake only hit the nearby islands, prompting officials to cancel the warnings for more-distant shores.

Pacific earthquake hits Solomon Islands: Tsunami warning issued (+video)

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 06:44

Pacific earthquake, centered near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, prompted a tsunami warning for other South Pacific islands and a tsunami watch in Fuji and Australia.

Richard III had a twang? Secrets of reconstructing a voice

Thu, 02/07/2013 - 06:44

Richard III, whose bones were identified Monday, may have had the lilt of Britain's West Midlands, say historians.

Vatican in rare reversal praises US media for attention on sex scandals

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 20:44

New Roman Catholic 'Promoter of Justice' Robert Oliver admits journalists 'helped to keep the energy' to 'confront what is true' in priest pedophilia scandals that rocked Europe two years ago.

North Korea video: Welcome to theater of the bizzare

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 20:44

North Korea posted a strange video about an attack on New York City, accompanied by the tune 'We are the World.' Why you shouldn't worry.

Will UN peacekeepers get deployed to Mali?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 20:44

Some 45 African and Western nations and groups in Brussels push peacekeepers in Mali for the medium term, subject to 'appropriate mandate.'

Does Tory opposition to gay marriage signal a UK 'culture war'?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 18:44

More than 100 Conservative MPs voted against the gay marriage bill backed by Prime Minister David Cameron, but support from Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs carried the vote.

Will blast at Mexico oil company shift opinions on privatization?

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:44

Official information on the Pemex blast last week is still scant, but the explosion may have shifted perceptions on whether the state-owned oil company should open up to private investment.

Lindsey Vonn crash ends her 2013 World Cup season

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:44

Lindsey Vonn crash: Lindsey Vonn injured her knee in a super-G World Cup race today in Austria. Lindsey Vonn is expected to recover from the crash, and return to racing for the 2013-14 World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi," her team said.

Much ado about Richard III: Is Shakespeare to blame? (+video)

Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:44

The notorious king's legend still looms large, as recent headlines about the discovery of his body attest. Experts say that Shakespeare's play is what sets him apart from other royalty.

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