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The Man With 21 Miley Cyrus Tattoos Got Another One

Remember Carl McCoid, the man who had 21 different Miley Cyrus-related tattoos inked on his body? Fast-forward to December, he’s got 22.

'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84

LONDON (Reuters) - Ronnie Biggs, a small-time British criminal who became a celebrity during a life on the run after his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, died on Wednesday at the age of 84.<p>Biggs gained notoriety 50 years ago as one of a 12-member gang that ambushed a Royal Mail night train …

'Speed and speed alone' behind deadly Paul Walker crash, source tells AP

LOS ANGELES -- Investigators have found no evidence that the Porsche carrying actor Paul Walker had mechanical problems before it crashed, killing the "Fast & Furious" star.<p>The investigation also has ruled out debris or other roadway conditions as causing the car in which Walker was a passenger to …

NSA task force leader backs talks on amnesty for Snowden

The head of the National Security Agency task force assessing the effect of leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden opened the door to the possibility of offering Snowden amnesty in exchange for documents -- though his boss is not on board with the idea.<p>In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," …

Japanese envoy stabbed in Yemen kidnap attempt

<b>A Japanese diplomat has been wounded in a failed kidnap attempt by armed men in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen.</b><p>The second secretary at the embassy was stabbed several times by unknown men and is in a stable condition in hospital, embassy officials say.<p>The diplomat was resisting a kidnap attempt as he …

Middle East

Growing strength of Syria's Islamist groups undermines hopes of ousting Assad

The west is being forced to rethink its support for rebel alliance in civil war as forces linked to al-Qaida gain ground<p>The Bab al-Hawa crossing post sits under a low ridge on the Syrian-Turkish border, not far from the Turkish town of Reyhanli. There is a concrete canopy and a handful of …

Mission accomplished in Afghanistan, declares David Cameron

Prime minister makes claim on visit to Camp Bastion in Helmand a year before all UK troops are due to withdraw<p>David Cameron has declared the mission in Afghanistan will have been accomplished by the time all British troops have been withdrawn at the end of next year despite fears of a surge of …

Associated Press News

South Sudan's Government Was Nearly Overthrown Last Night

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said today that an overnight coup has been averted, blaming …

Africa