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2 arrested for al Qaeda-supported plot in Canada

Two men arrested Monday were allegedly part of an al Qaeda-supported plot to attack a passenger train, officials with the Royal Canadian Mountain Police said. The men were plotting to attack a Canadian passenger train.

In latest legal blow, Pakistani court confines Musharraf to his home

A day after he made a swift exit from an Islamabad court when a judge revoked his bail, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf appeared before a magistrate on Friday and was formally placed under house arrest.

Rare Psalm book may sell for $30 million

A rare copy of the first book printed in what is now the United States of America may sell for as much as $30 million when it comes up for auction in November, according to Sotheby's.

Anne Frank House praises Justin Bieber visit amid 'belieber' controversy

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam on Monday praised a visit by Justin Bieber, the 19-year-old pop star who sparked outrage with what he wrote in the site's guest book.

Taylor Swift didn't win and Twitter ain't mad

Taylor Swift is one of music's biggest and best-selling artists, but she can't claim to be one of this year's Academy of Country Music Award winners. And some on Twitter couldn't be happier.

6.3 magnitude quake strikes southern Iran, USGS says

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit south-central Iran late Tuesday afternoon, centered about 91 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Bushehr is the site of a key Iranian nuclear facility.

State TV: 4 dead after quake hits Iran, near nuclear site

At least four people were killed Tuesday afternoon in a powerful earthquake that struck southern Iran, in the vicinity of a key nuclear facility, Iran's state-run Press TV announced.

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.