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Trial Begins For Florida Man Accused of Shooting Teen Over Loud Music

The trial of a Florida man accused of shooting a black teenager begins today in a case that has drawn similarities to the George Zimmerman and …

Super Bowl Most-Watched U.S. TV Event Of All-Time With 111.5 Million Viewers

The game was a blowout, but on average, Super Bowl XLVII that saw the Seattle Seahawks handily beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 was the most-watched U.S. television event of all-time, averaging 111.5 million viewers. That number eclipsed the prior record of 111.3 million for the 2012 Super Bowl between …

Yemen bus bomb kills two

An explosion has struck a military bus in the Yemeni capital, killing at least two soldiers.<p>Security officials say the blast in Sanaa on Tuesday morning also wounded at least 10 other troops. The expolosion happened as the bus was passing through the Dar Silm district, taking soldiers to …

Scotland's Parliament Legalizes Gay Marriage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday that will legalize gay marriage in …

Cancer Cases Rising At An Alarming Rate Worldwide

As countries modernize around the world, they're increasingly being hit with one of the curses of wealth: cancer.<p>There are about 14 million new cancer cases globally each year, the World Health Organization reported Monday. And the trend is only getting worse.<p>The global burden of cancer will grow …

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US 'sharply curtails drone use in Pakistan'

The Obama administration indicated it would continue carrying out strikes on senior al Qaeda officials if they were to become available<p>The United States has cut back sharply on drone strikes in Pakistan after the Islamabad government asked for restraint while it seeks peace talks with the Pakistani …

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South African miners trapped in Doornkop Gold Mine fire

<b>Rescue workers in South Africa are trying to free nine miners still trapped underground after a fire at Doornkop mine west of Johannesburg.</b><p>Eight other miners have successfully been brought to the surface, the mine owners Harmony Gold said.<p>"Efforts continue to establish the whereabouts of a further …

Another Winter Storm Batters the East Coast

Wet, heavy snow is falling across the East Coast this morning, the second storm this week for winter-weary residents.<p>Ice and snow is covering …

Syrian military drop devastating 'barrel bombs' on city

Footage released online puports to show Syrian military helicopters dropping improvised "barrel bombs" on Darayya in south Damascus during the Geneva II peace summit<p>Footage has emerged showing the Syrian regime using explosive "barrel bombs" on civilian neighbourhoods, killing hundreds, while its …

Cambodia's Phnom Penh tests public bus system

<b>Cambodia has started a trial run of a public bus system in the capital for the first time in over a decade in a bid to reduce traffic jams.</b><p>The trial in Phnom Penh has 10 buses operating on a single route across the city centre for one month.<p>The city tried to introduce public buses in 2001, but the …

Police: Drug Arrests Connected to Hoffman Death Investigation

Police arrested four people on drug charges in connection with the death investigation of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, police told ABC …

Snowden calls for global limits on spying

Ex-NSA contractor in Russia holds his first online chat since the surveillance story broke in June.<p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, entertaining questions in an online chat Thursday from Moscow, called for global limits on surveillance but said, "Not all spying is bad."<p>He …

DOJ accuses firm that vetted Snowden of faking 665,000 background checks

As Edward Snowden prepares to defend himself in a worldwide webinar Thursday, the Justice Department is accusing the private contractor that vetted him and thousands of other intelligence workers of bilking U.S. taxpayers out of tens of millions of dollars by conducting phony background …

At Least 3 People Killed In 40-Vehicle Pileup In Indiana

More than 40 vehicles, many of them semitrailers, were involved in a massive pileup on a slippery stretch of Interstate 94 in northwestern Indiana that killed at least three people and injured 23 others.<p>The accident occurred near Michigan City, Ind., about 60 miles from Chicago around 3:30 p.m. ET …

Afghan journalist Noor Ahmed Noori found dead in Helmand province

The burned and mutilated body of an Afghan journalist has been found in a plastic bag behind a car salesman's yard in the capital of Helmand province, local officials said.<p>It was an ominous attack for an area that has become a focal point of the insurgency, and seen rising violence in recent years, …

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N Korea proposes revival of family reunions

North Korea has proposed reunions of families separated since the Korean War six decades ago, continuing its latest campaign of reconciliation that included a call for the South and the United States to cancel joint military drills.<p>South Korea quickly welcomed the proposal, which Pyongyang offered …

Ukraine Protests Spread, But 'Fragile Truce' Holds In Kiev

"Violent protests in Ukraine have spread beyond the capital, Kiev," the BBC writes, as President Viktor Yanukovych and three key opposition leaders meet.<p>On Friday, according to the BBC, "protesters stormed the governor's offices in Lviv, and there were rallies in at least five more western …

Syrian government, opposition meet in same room for peace talks

The first face-to-face meeting between Syria's government and the opposition hoping to overthrow Bashar Assad started and ended after barely a half-hour Saturday, with the two sides facing each other silently as a U.N. mediator split the distance between them and laid groundwork for talks intended …

Cairo rocked by explosions on eve of 2011 uprising anniversary

Cairo was rocked by four explosions on Friday that killed at least six people, injured 80 and severely damaged artefacts inside a major Egyptian museum.<p>The first and largest explosion was a suicide bomb that struck Cairo's police headquarters early on Friday morning – the eve of the third …