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Protesters injured in Yemen

Three protesters were injured -- one critically -- when police fired on a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni captal of Sanaa, protesters and eyewitnesses said Thursday.

Protesters storm U.S. Embassy, tear down flag in Cairo

Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and tore down the American flag, apparently in protest of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

7.6-magnitude quake hits Costa Rican coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck the northwest coast of Costa Rica Wednesday, resulting in some damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn diagnosed with bone cancer

Van Cliburn, the classical pianist honored by a New York ticker-tape parade for winning a major Moscow competition in 1958, suffers from advanced bone cancer, his representative said Tuesday.

7 Americans among 11 dead in Afghan helicopter crash

Seven American service members were among the 11 people killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

Chemists create chocolate with half the fat

Chocoholics have been looking for the answer for years: Chocolate + ? = Cellulite-less thighs. We just never thought chemists would be the ones to solve the equation.

Official: Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S. troops

A man in an Afghan military uniform killed three U.S. troops Friday in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of assaults against NATO soldiers by Afghans clad in security force garb.

Twitter center of Olympics controversy

In the 2012 London Olympics, Twitter is taking center stage. It's the first Olympics where many of the competition results are hitting the Web through social networks before they're aired on television.

In Poland, Romney heralds economic freedom

Mitt Romney's speech in Warsaw Tuesday - his last on a week-long foreign tour - offered effusive praise for Poland, the country that has proved to be the smoothest stop on his three-nation trip.

Romney raises more than $1 million in Jerusalem

Mitt Romney's final stop in Israel - a fund-raising breakfast at a historic hotel in central Jerusalem Monday - was a chance for the presumptive Republican nominee to describe in personal detail the impact of his trip to the country.