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2nd deadly blast hits Russian city of Volgograd ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics

Another deadly blast has struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and further highlighting Russia's security challenges as it readies to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks.

South Sudan government agrees in principle to ceasefire

The government of South Sudan has agreed to a ceasefire "in principle," but it is not clear if it will be accepted by rebels, a government official said.

In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

Captured American Warren Weinstein looks tired and pale and speaks in steady monotone in pleading for his freedom to President Barack Obama.

2 Tyler locations set up for Christmas tree recycling

The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful are providing two locations for Christmas tree recycling in Tyler.

'Fast & Furious 7' to be released in April 2015

Delayed, but a go. That's what "Fast & Furious" actor Vin Diesel told fans Sunday night about the franchise's seventh installment.

Putin, Yanukovych promise closer economic ties amid Ukraine protests

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said he and Russia's Vladimir Putin had agreed a joint economic plan and would deepen their strategic cooperation, following a meeting in Moscow on Tuesday.

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu, ending a journey that transformed South Africa

 With military pomp and traditional rituals, South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the end of an exceptional journey for the prisoner turned president who transformed the nation.

Suspect in British soldier's slaying: 'I do not dispute I killed him'

One of the men accused of the brutal daylight killing of British soldier Lee Rigby told a jury Monday that he killed the soldier because he is fighting a war.

Lifting the veil of secrecy: Meet the female code-breakers of WWII

"This is Norway checker," echoed the voice through the scrambler. "I have a good stop for you in Stavanger." Nobody on the outside world could have known what she meant.

Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors in Philippines face grim struggle as death toll rises

Survivors root through the splintered wreckage of their homes searching for loved ones who may be buried beneath. Others are scrambling to find food and water in areas littered with corpses.