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Pope Francis

Pope Celebrates 2nd Year Of Papacy, Hints At Early Retirement

"I have the feeling that my pontificate will be brief. Four or five years; I do not know, even two or three." These were the words of Pope Francis as he spoke during the second anniversary of his papacy, suggesting he may not remain at the Vatican for life.

Teenage Girls

Video Purportedly Shows Missing UK Teens At Turkey-Syria Border

Turkish TV network A Haber released a video Friday, purportedly showing three British schoolgirls preparing to cross the Turkish border into Syria.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mehmet Cavusoglu

Spy Detained For Allegedly Aiding British Schoolgirls Join ISIS

A foreign spy has been reportedly detained after being suspected of helping three British schoolgirls join the ISIS.

Chinese children

China's One-Child Policy Gave Birth To 13 Million Unregistered Children

China's one-child policy aims to prevent a widespread economic crash by gaining control over China's booming population.

dzhokhar tsarnaev

Man Allegedly Carjacked by Tsarnaev Brothers Testifies in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

More revelations emerge as the trial into the Boston Marathon bombing entered its sixth day. A man who claimed to have been victimized by the accused, the Tsarnaev brothers, took the witness stand as he recalled his terrifying encounter with the two brothers.


ISIS Accepts Boko Haram's Pledge Of Allegiance

The Islamic State has accepted the pledge of allegiance from Boko Haram, a group that had been sowing terror in Nigeria and its neighboring states.

Fire AT Russian Shopping Center Leaves Five Dead, Dozens Missing

At least five people are confirmed dead, and up to 25 people are missing, after a fire engulfed a shopping center in Kazan, Russia on Wednesday.

Carlton Hotel

Police Hunt Down Armed Thieves In US$12M French Jewel Heist

French police are on the hunt for over a dozen heavily armed men who stole millions of dollars worth of jewels in a highway robbery south of Paris.

White House

Secret Service Agents Probed For Alleged Drunk Driving, White House Barricade Crash

Two Secret Service agents, including a top member of President Barack Obama's protective detail, are being investigated for drunk driving after their car crashed into a White house barricade.

Ferguson Riot

Embattled Ferguson Police Chief Resigns; Two Cops Shot In Riots

The embattled Ferguson, Missouri police chief has resigned amid widespread criticism against the city's police force following the shooting of a black teen last year.

Boko Haram attacks

Boko Haram Child Captives Fell Deep Into Jihadism, Forgot Own Names

Dozens of children rescued from the Nigerian rebel group Boko Haram got too entrenched in jihadist ideology, that they could not even remember their own names.

argentina crash

Bodies Recovered In Argentina Helicopter Crash; France Launches Own Probe

Bodies of those who perished in the Argentina twin helicopter crash, including those of the three French sports stars, have been taken out from the wreckage Tuesday.


Can't Wait? Apple Watch Knockoffs Now On Sale

Fake Apple watches are now on sale in China, a month before the original gadgets officially hit stores.

wang xuebing

Chinese Actor Wang Xuebing Arrested on Drug Charges

He was once an anti-drug ambassador, but now faces charges on suspected drug use.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton: I Used My Email Because It Was Convenient

Hillary Clinton, in her usual regal posture, answered questions head on involving the controversial use of her private email while sitting as secretary of state.

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