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Amanda Knox 'frightened and saddened' by new guilty verdict

FLORENCE, Italy -- American student<p>Amanda Knoxsaid she was “frightened and saddened” by an Italian court’s decision Thursday to reverse her acquittal in the 2007 killing of her British roommate,Meredith Kercher.<p>"Having been found innocent before, I expected better from the Italian justice system," …

New twist in move to divide Indian state

A group of Indian federal ministers set up to study the division of southern Andhra Pradesh state has come up with the idea of including two more districts to the new state, in a move that is expected to douse the controversy and violence that has followed in the wake of the original proposal.<p>The …

Iceland Police Kill Man, For The First Time Ever

Gunfire is a rare occurrence in Iceland, a country with lower crime rates than most. Police hardly have a reason to draw their firearms and there has …

Obama praises peace talks in Colombia

WASHINGTON — President Obama told Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday that he supports new peace talks with rebel forces in Colombia.<p>While "it is not easy," Obama said that Santos is doing the right thing in seeking "a lasting and just peace" with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of …

Pope Francis' latest cool confession: He was a bouncer

Pope Francis revealed that he once worked as a bouncer at a nightclub in Buenos Aires — and it's starting a big conversation on social media, calling Francis the coolest pope ever.<p>Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) tweeted a suggestion for an off-beat dramedy about the pope as a bouncer: "Heaven can wait, and …

'Insolvent' Detroit can proceed with bankruptcy, judge rules

Detroit is eligible to file for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge ruled Tuesday, underscoring the city’s dire financial condition.<p>U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes issued a verbal ruling which is expected to be followed by a written opinion later Tuesday.<p>"The city no …

School Districts

Kim Jong-un’s Uncle ‘Dismissed’

Tony Abbott defends Gonski reversal, saying election pledge was misheard

Tony Abbott has denied breaking an election promise over education funding and the Gonski reforms, insisting he never vowed to maintain the same money for each school.<p>His argument that the promise was "plural" – matching total funding for all schools – comes despite the education minister, …

Colombia Farc rebels to play Valderrama peace match

<b>Colombia's biggest rebel group, Farc, has accepted a challenge from national football great Carlos Valderrama to play a match for peace.</b><p>Valderrama, a former Colombia team captain also known for his golden Afro hairdo, has joined a state programme to support victims of the armed conflict.<p>In an open …

South America

The $38 billion nuclear waste fiasco

Doing nothing often has a cost — and when it comes to storing the nation’s nuclear waste, the price is $38 billion and rising.<p>That’s just the lowball estimate for how much taxpayers will wind up spending because of the government’s decades of dithering about how to handle the radioactive leftovers …

South Africans on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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South Africa

The Iranian Nuclear Deal Is A Good One

This Thanksgiving had an extra reason to be thankful – the new deal between Iran and six superpowers. Last week, the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (the P5+1 group) reached an interim deal with Iran to stop their nuclear weapons program. Four key provisions were …

Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal

Think Taj Mahal and then try to imagine what came before it. What was the inspiration for that masterpiece?<p>Archaeologists and architects say a 16th century tomb tucked in the southeast corner of Delhi presaged the jewel of Muslim art in India.<p>The recent restoration of the mausoleum built to …

Archaeologists' discovery puts Buddha's birth 300 years earlier

When Professor Robin Coningham's youngest son Gus was five, he was asked at school what his father did. "He works for the Buddha," said the boy. Which led to a bit of confusion, recalls Coningham.<p>But it turns out Gus was not that far off the mark. Last week it emerged that a team led by Coningham, …

30 years on, a new march against racism in France

Chanting: “We are all the children of immigrants”, thousands of people marched on Paris to call for an end to racism.<p>It marks the 30th anniversary of the first national anti-racist movement in France, SOS Racisme.<p>The march takes on a stronger significance as in recent weeks, the French Justice …

Ukraine protests: Thousands march through capital

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Europe

Bangkok protesters make 'final push' to topple Yingluck Shinawatra

At least two people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a week of anti-government protests in Bangkok turned violent. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in what organisers said was a final push to topple the embattled government.<p>Some 30,000 protesters have gathered …

Mongolia to embrace illegal gold miners

The government of Mongolia, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, signed Monday a deal with the country’s gold producers association, which …

Mining

Foxconn Adds More Workers to Assembly Lines as iPhone 5s Supplies Continue to Improve

Yesterday, a survey published yesterday by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster stated that the iPhone 5s is approaching 90% availability in Apple's U.S. retail stores, with supply begin to match consumer demand of the device.<p>Now, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> is reporting that the shortened wait times for …

The Secret Story of How the NSA Began

Congress was surprised to find that a federal intelligence agency they'd scarcely heard of was bigger and more powerful than one that they'd created.<p>In 1982, James Bamford published <i>The Puzzle Palace</i>, an unprecedented journalistic look at the National Security Agency. This is an opportune moment to …

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