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North Korea conducts third nuclear test, drawing new sanctions threat

SEOUL: North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, angering the United States and Japan and prompting its

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Syrian rebels capture country’s largest dam

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels scored one of their biggest strategic victories Monday since the country’s crisis began two years ago, capturing the nation’s largest dam and iconic industrial symbol

Egypt protests on anniversary of Mubarak’s fall

CAIRO: Security forces sprayed protesters with water hoses and tear gas outside the presidential palace Monday as Egyptians marked the second anniversary of the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak’s with

3 dead in Indian Kashmir protests after man hanged

SRINAGAR, India: Three young people have died in violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir despite a curfew that continued for a third day Monday following the execution of a Kashmiri man convicted

Pope’s sudden resignation sends shockwaves through Church

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church on Monday when he announced he would stand down, the first pope to do so in 700 years, saying he no

36 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India

ALLAHABAD, India: Anxious relatives were searching for missing family members Monday in a northern India city that is home to one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, unsure if their

2 dead in Indian Kashmir protests after man hanged

SRINAGAR, India: Sporadic violence left two people dead in Indian-controlled Kashmirdespite a curfew that was extended into a third day Monday in the wake of the execution of a Kashmiri

Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

MANILA, Philippines: A southern Philippine town plans to hold funeral rites for the world’slargest saltwater crocodile and then preserve its remains in a museum to keep tourists coming and prevent

Muslim makes Israeli football debut

JERUSALEM: Under heavy security, a Muslim football player whose signing with a Jerusalem club sparked a violent uprising by a hardcore group of racist fans made his much anticipated debut

“Argo” extends winning streak with BAFTA for best film

LONDON: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” was crowned best film at the BAFTAs on Sunday while Daniel Day-Lewis bagged yet another leading actor award for the title role in “Lincoln” as an