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The State Department urges all US citizens to leave Yemen immediately due to security threats, violence flares on the India-Pakistan border, another nuclear emergency is building at the Fukushima nuclear plant, and a snake attacks in Canada.
"Terrorist chatter" prompts the US to order 19 of its embassies to stay closed, Turkey announces the verdicts in its controversial coup trial, New Zealand's dairy exports start a food poisoning scare, and the world's first test-tube hamburger is for lunch.
Italy's convicted former prime minister remains defiant after losing his final appeal; Zimbabwe's vote is either a "huge farce" or "free and honest," depending on who you believe; US embassies get a warning; and Vladimir Putin is no longer the biggest fish in the pond.
All that, plus declassified documents reveal the scariest speech the Queen never gave.
Zimbabweans go to the polls amid early accusations of fraud, newly convicted Bradley Manning waits to be sentenced, China swelters, and Kenya's endangered rhinos get some back-up — from drones.
The Taliban busts out more than 200 inmates from a Pakistani jail, Egypt's Mohamed Morsi gets a visit, Bradley Manning prepares to hear the verdict on his WikiLeaking, and Londoners haven't yet mastered the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' technique.
Iraq is wracked by more sectarian violence, Italy is in shock after its worst road disaster in decades, the Middle East peace process is back in, er, process, and your chance to find out what color sounds like.
Egypt's army accuses the former president of conspiracy as rival factions prepare to rally, Spain investigates its devastating train crash, a juror regrets acquitting George Zimmermann, and we present the cutest horse hybrid you'll see all day.
Dozens of people are left dead by a rail disaster in Spain, China charges its former disgraced darling, Bo Xilai, the US Congress is fine with the NSA surveilling everyone, and George H.W. Bush finds a good reason to go bald.
US lawmakers prepare to vote on whether to allow the NSA to continue gathering data on ordinary citizens, South Sudan's president fires his entire cabinet, and Anthony Weiner does it again.
The US tots up the cost of military intervention in Syria's civil war, the world goes crazy for Britain's new prince, the Pope hits Brazil, and McDonald's says: if you're on horseback, you're not coming in.
Dozens of people are dead after a powerful quake in China's Gansu province, Hezbollah is in the EU's bad books, Kate Middleton is in labor, and the world's worst-smelling flower is stinking up DC.
Detroit becomes the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history, there's a war of images over the Boston bomb suspect, Russia's Alexei Navalny is free — for now, and swimming with sharks is fine, so long as they don't see you.
Russia opposition activist Alexei Navalny gets five years for charges many believe are made up, Panama calls in the UN to inspect North Korea's suspect ship, Nelson Mandela is 95, and we sympathize with big-nosed creatures everywhere.
Cuba admits shipping weapons to North Korea in secret, a court in Bangladesh sentences a leading Islamist politician to death, Syria could be the new Rwanda, and Japan just can't shift its square watermelons.
Seven people are dead in Egypt's latest round of post-ouster violence, Mexico captures one of its most-wanted, someone's sailing secret weapons to North Korea, and if you think kids these days are speaking a different language — well, they just might be.
Protests are held across the US after George Zimmerman is cleared of murdering Trayvon Martin, Bangladesh convicts a leading Islamist figure of 30-year-old war crimes, an American diplomat's in Egypt, and J.K. Rowling is more prolific than we thought.
Egypt is set for a day of rival protests, Edward Snowden may — or may not — be taking meetings, Ireland allows abortions that can save lives, and Italy proves that not having a house can't get you out of house arrest.
Russia convicts a dead man of tax fraud in a case that has put it at odds with the US, Egypt expects to receive American fighter jets, protesters scale one of Europe's tallest skyscrapers, and North Korea makes loving your country an art form.
Egypt's interim prime minister wants members for his cabinet — while the police want the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Russia draws its own conclusions about Syria, the Boston bomb suspect is due in court, and Barack Obama lets us know where he stands on broccoli.