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Large earthquake rattles Japan

A tsunami warning was issued for Japan Friday morning after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit off the coast. The warning has since been lifted and a small tsunami wave of around three feet was reported.

William and Kate expecting first child

Prince William and Catherine Middleton are expecting their first child, the palace announced Monday. She has been admitted to a central London hospital with acute morning sickness, and is expected to be there for several days.

Facebook privacy hoax capitalizes on privacy fears

Something about the Facebook privacy hoax has gotten people to click "share."

Yasser Arafat's body exhumed

The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency.

Some Republicans move away from no-tax pledge

Nothing riles up the tea party chattering class like a broken pledge against raising taxes.

In Myanmar, Obama lauds courage of Aung San Suu Kyi

Barack Obama met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Myanmar on Monday, praising her "courage and determination" during a historic visit to the once repressive and secretive country.

Rockets fired near Jerusalem

Two rockets have fallen north of the city of Jerusalem, CNN affiliate Channel 2 Israel reports. The armed military wing of Hamas said it had launched rockets at Jerusalem, according to Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV.

Facebook jumps 12%

About 800 million Facebook shares were newly available to trade on Wednesday, a phenomenon that typically sends a company's stock lower. But Facebook bucked the trend with a 12% gain.

800 million Facebook shares set to flood market

It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook. On Wednesday, the company faces yet another day when millions of shares could hit the market -- and this may the biggest potential stock dump by far.

Petraeus probe includes top general in Afghanistan

The scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared another powerful general.