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Tens of thousands of protesters pressure Putin

Tens of thousands of protesters pressure Putin

Tens of thousands of flag-waving and chanting protesters called Saturday for a disputed parliamentary election to be rerun and an end to Vladimir Putin's rule, increasing pressure on the ...

Prostitute 'bites penis off client'

Prostitute 'bites penis off client'

A prostitute has appeared in court in Zimbabwe charged with assault after she bit the penis of a client who refused to pay her.

The death toll in Syria's nine-month crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has now passed 5,000

The death toll in Syria's nine-month crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has now passed 5,000

The death toll in Syria's nine-month crackdown on an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad has now passed 5,000, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay told the Security Counc...

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Faces of the recession: homeless children

Faces of the recession: homeless children

The National Center on Family Homelessness said 1.6 million children were living on the streets of the United States in 2010 or...

Congressman apologizes for criticizing Michelle Obama’s ‘large posterior’

A Republican congressman from Wisconsin has offered a personal apology to Fir...

"The citizens of the United States are not smart"? Polls show the opposite: Ron Paul Rising

The race for the Republican nomination may be coming down to Newt Gingrich an...

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Indonesia girl back with family after 2004 tsunami

Indonesia girl back with family after 2004 tsunami

A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her alive.

Chinese villagers demand release of detainees

Protesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal ...

The Corruption of Hong Kong's Democracy

A scandal over Hong Kong's local-level elections could change the politics of...

Satellite spots China's first aircraft carrier at sea

A commercial satellite operator says it has captured a rare image of China's ...

Google Invests $300 Million in Hong Kong Datacenter

Google will inject US$300 million as a long-term investment in its Hong Kong ...