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Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

Pope Benedict to resign at end of month

The Vatican confirms that the Pope Benedict XVI is resigning February 28. The Pope made the statement in Latin during a small canonization event saying he doesn't have the strength anymore.

North Korea says a new nuclear test will be part of fight against U.S.

North Korea said Thursday that it plans to carry out a new nuclear test and further long-range rocket launches, all of which it said are a part of a new phase of confrontation with the United States.

WARNING VIOLENT: Gun misfires in failed assassination attempt

EDITOR'S NOTE: This video contains violence and may not be suitable for all audiences. On Saturday, a man has attacked the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party at a national conference in Sofia.

Police: Drunk U.S. sailor arrested after breaking into elderly woman's property

It was a game of ding-dong ditch he may well regret.

Report blames poor security, inadequate response in Benghazi attack

Terrorists in Benghazi, Libya, "essentially walked right into the Benghazi compound unimpeded and set it ablaze," a special Senate report on the September 11 attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans says.

India files murder charges against suspects in brutal gang rape

NEW DELHI (CNN) -- Indian authorities added murder charges Saturday for suspects in the brutal gang rape that led to the death of a 23-year-old woman and sent outraged protesters to the streets.

Doctor: Young woman gang-raped in India on bus dies

A 23-year-old Indian woman, whose gang-rape aboard a bus in New Delhi spawned days of mass protests across India, has died, according to a doctor who was treating her at a Singapore hospital.

Pope expresses hope, calls for peace on Christmas

On Christmas, Pope Benedict XVI spread a hopeful message to his followers, calling for peace in many of the world's hot spots.

Report: Bodyguards for Iraqi finance minister arrested

Nine bodyguards for Iraq's finance minister have been arrested, Abdul Sattar al-Berqdar, a spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, told Iraqi state TV on Friday.