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Event for new Xbox could happen in May

The next generation of Xbox could finally be announced this spring.

Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female PM, dead at 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a towering figure in post-war British and world politics, and the first woman to become British prime minister, has died at the age of 87, her spokeswoman said Monday.

U.S. diplomat died 'doing what she loved' in Afghanistan

Anne Smedinghoff lived inside a heavily secured compound. But the public diplomacy officer for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul was always pushing to get out.

Seoul believes Kim may test a missile this week

South Korea's government said Sunday it believes North Korea may test a missile around April 10, citing as an indicator Pyongyang's push for workers to leave the Kaesong Industrial Complex by then.

In his first Easter as pope, Francis calls for peace in his own style

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Mass with departures from the style of his predecessor even as he delivered a traditional call for peace.

Pope Francis leading Good Friday worship, Via Crucis ceremony

Pope Francis will recite the story of Christ's last hours in a Good Friday service at St. Peter's Basilica before heading to one of Rome's most famous landmarks, the Colosseum, to lead the Way of the Cross ceremony.

Mandela making 'steady progress,' officials say

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in "good spirits and enjoyed a full breakfast" Friday morning, the presidential office said in a statement.

Afghanistan: 52 Taliban members killed in one day

A blitz of attacks across Afghanistan led to the deaths of 52 armed Taliban members in the past day, the Ministry of Interior said Wednesday.

English coroner to conduct inquest into Russian tycoon's death

English medical examiners will open an inquest on Thursday into the death of the expatriate Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, police announced Tuesday.

Earthquake hits Mexico's Pacific coast

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico's Pacific coast in the southern state of Oaxaca Tuesday morning, near the city of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.