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US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.

U.S., partner nations launch first strikes in Syria

The United States and partner nations are carrying out the first air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, the Pentagon said on Monday, in ongoing operations that mark the opening of a new, far more complicated front in a battle against the militants.

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Britain's Prince William and wife Kate expecting second baby

Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby, Buckingham Palace said on Monday.

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295 killed in Ukraine passenger jet crash

Dozens of bodies were scattered around the smouldering wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed in a field in eastern Ukraine.

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Legacy of D-Day veterans rests with 9/11 generation, Obama says | PHOTOS

President Barack Obama paid tribute on Friday to U.S. veterans who 70 years ago stormed the beaches of northern France.

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Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea on Wednesday, despite frantic rescue efforts involving coastguard vessels, fishing boats and helicopters, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

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Winter Games open amid security scares, arrests (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Russia's Winter Olympics got underway on Friday with a grandiose opening ceremony watched by President Vladimir Putin, who will be keen to calm fears of militant attacks and move on from a row over gay rights that has marred the buildup to the Games.

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Guardian says British government forced destruction of Snowden materials

British authorities forced the Guardian newspaper to destroy material leaked by Edward Snowden, its editor has revealed, calling it a "pointless" move that would not prevent further reporting on U.S. and British surveillance programs.

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U.S. orders non-essential staff out of consulate in Pakistan's Lahore

The State Department warns U.S. citizens not to travel to Pakistan.

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Royal baby's name: George Alexander Louis

The infant will be known as "His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge."

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William and Kate leave hospital with baby boy

Oddsmakers say George is the favorite for name of the baby who is third in line to the British royal throne.

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World awaits glimpse of Britain's new prince

Bookmakers in England say the favorites for the boy's name are James and George.

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U.S. launches push to boost women’s role in Afghanistan

The U.S. launches a program for Afghan women.

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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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White smoke billows from Sistine Chapel

The Catholic Church has chosen its new pope after white smoke was seen billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel.

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