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Mourners parade Chavez’s coffin, prepare for vote

Weeping and shouting, a sea of Hugo Chavez’s supporters paraded his coffin through the streets of Caracas on Wednesday in an emotional outpouring that could help his deputy win an election and keep his self-styled socialist revolution alive.

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World looks to 2013 after violence, economic woes

As the world rang in 2013 with spectacular fireworks displays and showers of confetti, the specter of economic uncertainty and searing violence dimmed some festivities and weighed on the minds of revelers hoping for a better year.

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Prince William and Kate expecting

Palace says Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge expecting a baby.

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Israeli pilgrimage leaves local woman thankful

Angel Bradford was one of 20 members of the Archdiocese of Savannah to take a recent pilgrimage to the Middle East.

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Iraqi convicts riot, escape from prison; 12 killed

Prisoners seized weapons and set off hours-long clashes with security guards at a prison in Saddam Hussein's hometown.

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Latest developments on anti-Islam film protests

Here's a look at protests and reaction across the Middle East and elsewhere Monday over an anti-Muslim film produced in the U.S. ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.

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Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen in new attack

Hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday.

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Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and not a spontaneous mob enraged over an anti-Islam YouTube video.

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U.S sends Marines to Libya after attack

The U.S. ambassador to The U.S. investigates if an assault in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Libya and three American members of his staff have been killed.

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Powerful earthquake reported in Costa Rica; tsunami warning issued

A powerful, magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Wednesday. There were no immediate accounts of damage or injuries.

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Seven American troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash on Thursday in southern Afghanistan.

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Uniformed Afghan kills 3 U.S. troops in apparently premeditated assault

A gunman in an Afghan uniform shot and killed three American service members in southern Afghanistan.

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Obama to give Israel $70M in military funding

A senior administration official says President Barack Obama is authorizing an additional $70 million in military assistance to Israel.

Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 103 people

Monday proves to be the deadliest day of the year for Iraq.

Red Cross: Syrian conflict is civil war

Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.

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