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Fleetwood Mac's John McVie has cancer, band cancels part of world tour

Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie has been diagnosed with cancer and the rock group has canceled the Australian and New Zealand leg of its world tour so that he can undergo treatment.

Roadside bomb kills 18 people on way to wedding in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan killed 18 people, including at least five women, who were travelling to a wedding party by minibus.

Hallelujah! Pope toasts 10 million Twitter followers

A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday, a milestone in the Vatican's drive to spread the gospel through social media.

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Iran gets new president, vows 'constructive' foreign relations

Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran’s president on Saturday promising “constructive interaction with the world” after eight years under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked by diplomatic confrontation and damaging sanctions.

Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger

A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world’s first lab-grown beef burger.

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Toyota raises profit outlook on weak yen, strong U.S. sales

Toyota Motor Corp. raised its operating profit forecast for the financial year ending March 2014 on Friday as the weaker yen makes exports more profitable and on the back of strong sales in its biggest market, the United States.

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Prince William and Kate name new baby

Prince William and Kate have named their new-born baby boy George Alexander Louis, William's office said on Wednesday.

William and Kate keep world waiting for baby's name

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate kept the world guessing about the name of their first child as they left hospital to start family life with the future king.

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Prince William and Kate leave hospital with new baby

Prince William and his wife Kate left hospital on Tuesday and gave the world its first glimpse of their baby boy, who becomes third in line to the British throne.

World awaits first glimpse of Britain's new Prince

The world could get its the first glimpse of Britain's new prince on Tuesday, with Prince William and his wife, Kate, expected to leave a London hospital with their baby son.

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

Prince William's wife Kate gave birth on Monday to a boy, who becomes third in line to the British throne, ending weeks of feverish speculation about the royal baby.

ROYAL BABY: Duchess Kate in labor

Prince William's wife Kate was in labor at a London hospital on Monday after weeks of feverish anticipation over the birth of their first child, who will be third in line to the British throne.

Steam rising from reactor building in Fukushima

Steam is rising from a destroyed building that houses a reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the operator of the plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said on Thursday.

Crime novel turns bestseller after JK Rowling revealed as author

A detective novel secretly written by J.K. Rowling surged to the top of bestseller lists on Monday after the true identity of the author was revealed, embarrassing some publishers who had rejected the manuscript.

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Venezuela offers asylum to Snowden

CARACAS — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday he had decided to offer asylum to former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has petitioned several countries to avoid capture by Washington.

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