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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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Vatican: Popes John Paul II, John XXIII to be made saints

VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II, the globe-trotting pontiff who led the Catholic Church for nearly 27 years, and Pope John XXIII, who called the reforming Second Vatican Council, will be declared saints, the Vatican said on Friday.. The Vatican said Pope Francis had approved a second miracle

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Egypt army topples president, announces transition

CAIRO -- Egypt's armed forces overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders.. After a day of drama in which tanks and troops deployed near the presidential palace as a military deadline

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Nelson Mandela's condition now 'critical'

Former South African president Nelson Mandela's condition deteriorated to "critical" on Sunday, the government said, two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a lung infection.

Former Pope Benedict returns to Vatican to live out retirement

Benedict XVI moved back to the Vatican on Thursday, opening an uncertain era in Catholic Church history where an "emeritus pope" and a ruling pontiff will live as neighbours for the first time.

Fire kills dozens in Russian psychiatric hospital

Thirty-eight people were killed, most of them in their beds, in a fire that raged through a psychiatric hospital near Moscow on Friday, raising questions about the care of mentally ill patients in Russia.

French parliament approves same-sex marriage law

French parliament approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and to adopt children on Tuesday.

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US: Missile launch would be 'huge mistake'

SEOUL -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday that it would be a "huge mistake" to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept the reclusive country as a nuclear power.. Addressing reporters after talks with South Korea's president

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Former British PM Thatcher dead from stroke

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died from a stroke at age 87.

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'Panda-monium' as giant pandas arrive in Canada from China

TORONTO -- Canada got a taste of international panda diplomacy on Monday with the arrival of two "Very Important Pandas" at the start of a 10-year loan to two Canadian zoos.. Speaking as the two giant pandas arrived in Toronto from China, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Junsai --

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