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One Student Dead in Purdue University Shooting

One student was killed in a shooting today on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and another student is in custody as the …

Perry's starring role in Wisconsin win

Singer Katy Perry has made no secret of her support for President Barack Obama, and in a new interview she says her help in Wisconsin might have been key to the 2012 election.<p>“I might have won Wisconsin for him,” Perry said in a new interview with GQ. “Actually, I didn’t do too much, but he called …

Hilarious Map Shows What Each Country Is Best At

Every country has something it's famous for. Whether that's a skill or industry, a product or type of food, a new world map created by DogHouseDiaries showcases each country's claim to fame.<p>"I can barely remember how we conceived of the map. It was a Tuesday, and I remember making a sandwich, but …

Spain's Princess Cristina to testify over corruption charges

The daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Princess Cristina, has agreed to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges.<p>In a statement her law firm said: “Her Royal Highness has decided to renounce her right to appeal … and to appear voluntarily before the judge, adding that she absolutely …

MSNBC host makes on-air apology to Romney family

Melissa Harris-Perry is the latest MSNBC host to convey her regrets.<p>An MSNBC host today offered an on-air apology for comments made last weekend on her show about a picture of Mitt Romney's family that featured his adopted, African-American grandson.<p>Melissa Harris-Perry, who hosts a weekend show of …

Watch: Dramatic video of cliff collapse into the sea

A cliff partially collapsed into rough seas in England and the dramatic moment was captured by a cell phone camera.<p>The incident happened near Rock-a-Nore in East Sussex, England. In the video, bystanders can be heard exclaiming, "Oh my god!" as parts of the cliff start to fall away.

Al Qaeda-linked Militants Overtake Key Iraqi Region

<i>Update Jan. 4, 2013, 3:20 p.m.</i><p>Iraqi tribes have joined government forces in battling al Qaeda militants, who seized control of much of the western …

Obama: Renewing Benefits for Long-Term Unemployed Is Priority

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to extend an emergency unemployment program during his weekly address Saturday.<p>Obama, on the heels of his …

Hawaiian Girl Who Suffered Brain Damage From Dental Procedure Dies

A 3-year-old girl whose dental procedure caused massive brain damage died Friday, according to her family’s lawyer.<p>Finley Boyle’s parents have filed …

U.S. Coast Guard Deploys Icebreaker Ship to Dislodge Vessels Frozen in Antarctic

The U.S. Coast Guard is sending an icebreaking ship in an effort to free two vessels stuck in the Antarctic’s frozen waters.<p>The Cutter Polar Star was …

U.S. court allows more phone snooping | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the authority of U.S. intelligence agencies to collect data on millions of Americans’ telephone calls in a program that has set off a legal battle over privacy rights.<p>Antennas of the former National …

Islamic State group claims Beirut bombing: statement | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A statement in the name of the al Qaeda-linked militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility on Saturday for a suicide bombing in the Hezbollah stronghold of southern Beirut that killed at least five people two days ago.<p>Residents stand on their …

Violence against Afghan women more frequent, brutal in 2013: official | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the country’s human rights commission said on Saturday, a sign that hard won rights are being rolled back as foreign troops prepare to withdraw.<p>An Afghan woman in a …

Chinese warship in Cyprus to aid Syrian chemical weapons removal | Reuters

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Reuters) - A Chinese frigate which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country docked in Cyprus on Saturday as part of a delayed international mission.<p>Chinese nationals living in Cyprus wave Chinese national flags as the Chinese frigate Yancheng comes …

Kerry sees progress on Israeli-Palestinian framework deal | Reuters

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians are making progress towards a “framework agreement” to guide their talks on a formal peace deal but still have some way to go, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Palestinian …

Bangladesh election marred by opposition boycott, violence | Reuters

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh holds a parliamentary election on Sunday, a contest boycotted by the main opposition, marred by violence that has killed more than 100 people and shunned by international observers.<p>Polls were due to open at 8 a.m. (0200 GMT) and close at 4 p.m., although with fewer than …

Afghan Taliban claim attack on NATO convoy in Kabul | Reuters

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a military convoy belonging to the NATO-led ISAF security force in Kabul on Saturday, striking at the heart of the capital but without causing any casualties.<p>An Afghan security personnel keeps watch near the site of an …

Italian junior minister who demanded government reshuffle resigns | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italian deputy economy minister Stefano Fassina resigned on Saturday, after calling for a cabinet reshuffle following the election of Matteo Renzi to lead his Democratic Party (PD), the biggest in the coalition, a government spokesman said.<p>Fassina, a critic of austerity policies …

U.S. Midwest, Northeast brace for Arctic blast, record lows | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many parts of the U.S. Midwest braced for a blast of Arctic air this weekend that could bring some of the coldest temperatures in two decades before advancing to the Northeast, where residents are still digging out from a deadly snowstorm.<p>Starting Sunday, the deep freeze will …

Ke$ha hospitalisée pour des troubles alimentaires

Selon les informations de TMZ, la chanteuse Ke$ha est entrée dans une clinique privée de Chicago pour soigner des troubles alimentaires –le même …

L’insolvabilité de Dieudonné en question

Selon les informations de RTL, une information judiciaire contre Dieudonné devrait être ouverte. Le but: vérifier son insolvabilité, invoquée pour ne …

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Cambodian troops' shooting of striking garment workers condemned

Cambodian government troops opened fire on striking garment workers demonstrating for higher wages Friday, killing at least four and drawing condemnation from the United States and human rights groups.<p>The violence in Phnom Penh's Veng Sreng industrial district was described by Asian news media on …

Asia

Senior Al Qaeda leader dies in custody in Lebanon

AMMAN, Jordan -- A senior<p>Al Qaedaleader died in Lebanese custody Saturday, days after he was captured by the army.<p>Majid Majid, the head of the Al Qaeda-aligned Abudullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni militia with factions in Lebanon and on the Arabian Peninsula, died of deteriorating health in a military …

Middle East

Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads

AMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an<p>Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas.<p>Rebels and fighters with the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have skirmished in the past but …

Middle East

Lea Michele Shares Revealing Bikini Photo On Twitter

Lea Michele started off 2014 while relaxing in Mexico.<p>The singer and actress posted a revealing photo on Twitter yesterday (Jan. 3), posing in a thong bikini bottom and bandeau top.<p>The 27-year-old "Glee" star had a tough 2013 after her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith died in July of "a mixed …

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Kiss At Los Angeles Lakers Game

<i>Muah</i>!<p>Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher puckered up for the "Kiss Cam" last night (Jan. 3) as they attended the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz game at the Staples Center in L.A. The couple cozied up for the cameras, blocking their faces with Kutcher's hat.<p>Kunis and Kutcher were all smiles after their …

Justin Bieber Shares Photo Of Selena Gomez, Basically Proving They're Back Together

Well, this basically proves it.<p>After they were spotted riding Segways together earlier this week, Justin Bieber posted a sweet photo of him and Selena Gomez on Instagram, writing, "Love the way you look at me." So they're back together, right?<p>In the selfie, the 21-year-old singer has her arms …

Taylor Swift Rocks A Short Skirt As She Runs Errands In Hollywood

Taylor Swift sure knows how to look put together while running errands.<p>The 24-year-old songstress rocked a short plaid skirt, tights and yellow shoes as she left the gym and headed out shopping in Hollywood. Swift finished off her stylish look with red lipstick and loose curls.<p>The "Red" singer …

Maria Menounos Sports A Bikini In Mexico, And Looks Really Good Doing It

Maria Menounos is enjoying a little rest and relaxation in Mexico.<p>The "Extra" co-host rocked a black and white-striped bikini while basking in the sun in Cabo San Lucas on Jan. 3. The 35-year-old lounged poolside before taking a stroll on the sand.<p>Menounos is getting ready to release her new book, …