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Salman takes Saudi throne with continuity pledge

New Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud vowed to keep his conservative, oil-rich Muslim kingdom on a steady course and moved to cement his hold on power following the death of his half-brother King Abdullah. Abdullah, a cautious reformer who led the U.S.-allied Persian Gulf state through a turbulent ...

Jan 25, 2015

North Korean ministry slams 'loser' Obama over regime collapse remark

North Korea on Sunday described U.S. President Barack Obama as a “loser” over his criticism on its regime, accusing him of being obsessed with hostility toward Pyongyang. The comment from the North’s Foreign Ministry came after Obama spoke of the eventual collapse of the ...

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Jan 25, 2015

Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Britain on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, the iconic cigar-chomping prime minister who led his nation in defying Nazi Germany during World War II. Churchill, who died aged 90 on Jan. 24, 1965, was British prime minister through ...

Jan 25, 2015

Earhart's plane sought on remote Marshalls atoll

A search is underway on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. A group of researchers traveled Sunday to Mili Atoll where a small aluminum cover plate and part of a landing-gear wheel ...

Jan 25, 2015

Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. Nevada health officials said Friday that they’re considering strict brothel-style regulations for a booming adult ...