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The US hands over control of "Afghanistan's Guantanamo," rights activists in India protest a political cartoonist's arrest, and why France's richest man wants to be Belgian.
A series of earthquakes in China leave at least 50 people dead, "Party" Prince Harry heads back to Afghanistan, and the world's worst jobs.
Bill Clinton gives the hard sell of President Barack Obama, Hong Kongers go hungry over Beijing's "brainwashing," and is a nude lap dance art?
In a TV interview Syria's beleaguered president says he's in it for the long haul, Hurricane Isaac makes landfall and heads — very, very slowly — toward New Orleans, and Putin's "galley slave" lifestyle revealed.
An Israel court rules the the state was not at fault in Rachel Corrie's death, two Tibetan teenagers self-immolate in China, and some good news at last for art "restorer" Cecilia Jimenez and "Ecce Homo."
Seventeen people found beheaded in Afghanistan after a party, a brutal assault revealed in the Syrian town of Daraya, and reports of a lion on the loose in Essex.
Vietnam’s rich, believing it cures a hangover, are ingesting ground up rhino horn. The habit is devastating Africa’s rhino population.
Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik gets 21 years in jail, Tropical Storm Isaac steams through the Caribbean, and man bites snake. Specifically, a Nepalese farmer is bitten by a cobra — and bites it back.
Syrian government forces widen a campaign of violence in Damascus, South Africa mourns its dead, and a UK ban on dog dancing. Sorry, twinkletoes Fido.
At least 10 people are dead in Syria-related sectarian violence in Lebanon, Greece wants "breathing space," and Rep. Todd Akin refuses to quit despite absolutely everyone telling him to step aside.
The death of Ethiopian strongman Meles Zenawi, a close call for a top US general in Afghanistan, and why Europe's rocky real estate market could mean palazzos for the rest of us.
Deferred death penalty for the wife of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician, Somalia gets its first formal parliament in two decades, and Miss World comes to the inner Mongolia town of Ordos (where?! Exactly).
Violent clashes at South Africa platinum mine could be the harbinger of a tumultuous year ahead.
South Africa reels after police shoot dead more than 30 miners, a verdict in the Pussy Riot trial, and those darn Norwegian bears.
Heavily armed Islamist militants stormed one of Pakistan's biggest air bases, sparking a fierce gun battle that raged for hours and left nine people dead.
A bomb exploded in the increasingly lawless Syrian capital near a military compound and a hotel used by the UN observer mission.
Many of Africa's anti-malaria drugs, even those approved by the Word Health Organization, are fake, according to a new study.
Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee sprinter nicknamed "Blade Runner," will run in South Africa's 4x400 meters relay squad at the 2012 London Olympics.
Foreign investors are getting nervous as South Africa's government debates taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
Turkey sends anti-aircraft guns to its border with Syria, European leaders brace for yet another euro summit, and bad news for a pair of Zimbabwean witches.