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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 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.

NKorea warns region is on brink of war

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – North Korea warned Friday that U.S.-South Korean plans for military maneuvers put the peninsula on the brink of war, and appeared to launch its own artillery drills within sight of an island it showered wi

World stocks mostly higher, euro steadies

LONDON – World stocks mostly rose Thursday following an upbeat finish on Wall Street before the Thanksgiving break in the U.S., but the euro failed to get much of a boost amid concerns that Europe's debt crisis could soon embroil Port

SKorea's defense chief resigns over NKorea attack

YEONPYEONG ISLAND, South Korea – South Korea's defense minister resigned Thursday amid intense criticism two days after a North Korean artillery attack killed four people on a small island near the Koreas' disputed frontier.

US eyes Somaliland as answer to Mogadishu's woes

HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) -- A new six-story office building will soon house a $1 billion-a-year business. The recently elected president has appointed smart people and won the admiration of the international community.

Residents move back to Hungarian sludge flood town

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Production restarted Friday at the metals plant whose broken reservoir unleashed a massive flood of caustic red sludge, even as villagers began returning to one of the affected towns in western Hungary despite warnings

Paula weakens to tropical storm, hugs Cuban coast

HAVANA (AP) -- Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Paula turned rutted country roads into red-brown, muddy quagmires and strong winds lashed humble homes, rural schools and thatched tobacco-drying huts in Cuba on Thursday.

Chile's textbook mine rescue brings global respect

their new lives. For many, what they experience next may be incomprehensible at first.

Serbia grapples with surge in far-right violence

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Thousands of black-clad young men rampage through downtown Belgrade, hurling Molotov cocktails and stun grenades at police trying to protect a gay-rights march.