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Pakistani Army steps into political crisis

The Pakistani military has waded into the political turmoil that has beset the civilian government in recent weeks, prompting concerns the country's fragile democracy could be undermined.

Demonstrations against the embattled government of Prime Minist...

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Xi Jinping: Following Deng Xiaoping

The 110th birthday of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was celebrated on August 22 with an exhibition, a television biopic, and a series of national events. The "paramount leader" ruled for more than a decade, kick-starting China's market economic...

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Are 'immortal' jellyfish key to eternal life?

For centuries, man has been on a quest to find the elixir to eternal life. Alchemists struggled fruitlessly to create the legendary philosopher's stone -- a mythical substance capable of turning base metals into precious gold, and said to hold the ke...

England child sex abuse

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Report: 1,400 cases of sexual exploitation in N. England

Hundreds of children have been systematically raped, beaten and sex trafficked in a northern English town for more than 12 years. And it is still going on, a government commissioned report says.

The "appalling" revelations also expose cultural tension...

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A&E deal would price Vice at $2.5 billion

For Vice, it's finally paying off to cover the edgy news no one else will touch -- big time.

Burned out bus car in eastern Ukraine

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Putin: Don't mess with a nuclear-armed Russia

Don't mess with Russia. That was President Vladimir Putin's message on Friday, the same day a British government source claimed that Russian troops had significantly ratcheted up their military incursion into Ukraine.

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UK raises terror threat level

The UK government raised its terror threat level Friday from "substantial" to "severe," the fourth highest of five levels, in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a large swath of territory.

"That means that a terrori...

Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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U.N.: Number of Syria refugees hits 3M

The number of people who have fled Syria and registered as refugees amid the country's civil war was to surpass 3 million Friday, and a further 6.5 million are believed to be displaced within the war-torn nation, the U.N. refugee agency said.

That mea...

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

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Rick Perry, Rand Paul tweak Obama over 'strategy' comments

Two potential Republican presidential candidates didn't hold back Friday when railing against President Barack Obama for saying he and his advisers "don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with ISIS in Syria.

Abortion rights, anti-abortion supporters

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Judge strikes down part of Texas abortion law

A federal judge ruled Friday it is unconstitutional to force abortion clinics to become surgical centers in the state of Texas, effectively throwing out a key component of an anti-abortion law that would have forced the closure of a number of facilit...

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White House fashion faux pas

Obama statement on ISIS and Ukraine

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The snark sparked by President Barack Obama's tan suit has exploded across social media. But it's far from the first White House fashion statement to raise eyebrows.

8 great Labor Day weekend getaways

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Looking for a last-minute trip this Labor Day weekend? Check out these eight great (and budget-friendly) getaways.

Peek inside the weird world of Hello Kitty

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Japanese comic company Sanrio, the creator of Hello Kitty and Friends, recently dropped a bombshell on Hello Kitty's fans by revealing that she is not, in fact, a kitty, but rather a perpetual third-grade girl named Kitty White, the daughter of George and Mary White, who lives just outside of London, England. Take a look inside the weird world of the international phenomenon.

Biggest data breaches of all time

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The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach, though the extent of the damage from the attack and where it came from have not yet been determined. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

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