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Explosion kills 6 children, 1 man in southern Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan-Police say a bomb hidden in a trash heap has killed six children and one man in southern Afghanistan. Police spokesman Farid Ayal says the children were rummaging for scrap metal...

"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets

A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets.

2011: A Year To Remember video

2011 was a year of the tsunami, Occupy, and the 7 billion milestone.

Join in a Human Rights Holiday Write–a–thon

Amnesty International campaign encourages people to give the gift of freedom this Christmas.

NASA mission finds Kepler-22b, an earth-like planet

The new planet may be habitable, but what kind of creatures inhabit it?

More radioactive water leaking from Fukushima Daiichi

Up to 45,000 liters of highly radioactive water leaked from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear station at the weekend and some of it might have reached the ocean, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (...

Woman pepper-sprays shoppers to nab Xbox on Black Friday

  From Occupy protests to department stores, pepper spray has been making headlines in the U.S. this month. A woman in Los Angeles was arrested in Los Angeles after she allegedly sprayed...

The Muslim next door: becoming local in Vancouver

How much does where we live affect who we are?

Rethinking international affairs: A call for a multidisciplinary approach

Troubled times call for creative thinking. And 2012 will be no exception.
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