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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.

North Korea warns that U.S. bases in Guam, Japan are within range

The North Korean military issued a fresh burst of ominous rhetoric Thursday, warning that U.S. bases in Guam and Japan are within its "striking range."

U.S. military considers its options in Syria

The Pentagon has consistently updated its options for using the U.S. military in Syria, as conditions on the ground have changed.

Conclave trivia: Why cardinals are locked in, popes' houses ransacked

Benedict XVI's shock resignation in February -- the first for almost 600 years -- sent experts inside and outside the Vatican rushing to consult church law to work out what will happen next.

5 Americans killed in Afghanistan helicopter crash

Five U.S. service members were killed when a helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan, a U.S. official said early Tuesday.

"Green on blue" attack leaves U.S. troops dead in Afghanistan

Several NATO and Afghan service members were killed Monday when an assailant wearing an Afghan service uniform opened fire on the group, and some of the victims were Americans, NATO's International Security Force officials said.

Why we celebrate International Women's Day

The calendar is overflowing with occasions to mark. It seems like there's a special day for almost everything.

Justin Bieber leaves hospital after feeling 'woozy' at London concert

Pop singer Justin Bieber left a London hospital early Friday after feeling ill during a concert at the O2 Arena the night before, his representative said.

Guitarist Alvin Lee of Woodstock fame dies at 68

Alvin Lee, the speed-fingered British guitarist who lit up Woodstock with a monumental 11-minute version of his song "I'm Going Home," has died, according to his website. He was 68.

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, the North's official news agency KCNA