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Joran van der Sloot challenges extradition to U.S.

Joran van der Sloot told a judge and prosecutor Tuesday that he would prefer to finish serving a 28-year murder sentence in Peru rather than be extradited to the United States to face charges related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, hi

Data show most firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes originate in U.S.

Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity during the past five years and traced by the U.S.

Have you ever seen a plane land sideways?

Bilbao, Spain — Take a look at this! High winds in Bilbao, Spain made normally routine landings treacherous, but at least they managed to land. Four flights were diverted from the airport due to the weather.

Small plane with unresponsive pilot circling over Gulf

The U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force jets are monitoring a small plane with an unresponsive pilot over the Gulf of Mexico, the services reported Thursday.

CNN Poll: Iran a bigger threat to U.S. than North Korea

CNN — Americans see Iran as a bigger threat to the United States than North Korea, according to a new poll.

International headlines

A few international headlines for your Wednesday morning:  

Tsunami warning in place after strong oceanic earthquakes

A tsunami warning remains in place this morning for Indonesia after two strong quakes struck off the country's coast. So far, there have been no reports of a tsunami generated by the 8.7 and 8.2 quakes.

Tsunami warning in place after strong oceanic earthquakes

Tense moments in indonesia as an eight-point-seven magnitude earthquake strikes the area. Now officials are issuing a tsunami watch for countries across the indian ocean.

President Obama: Osama bin Laden dead

In an address to the nation late last night, President Obama confirmed a Navy SEAL team has taken out one of the world's biggest terrorists, Osama bin Laden.

Wikileaks

Wikileaks has dropped the other shoe with a huge release of secret cables from and to the US state department. Well, they used to be secret.