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Syrian Rebel Leader Killed in Airstrike
December 26, 2015

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Syrian rebels are mourning the loss of a top rebel commander who was killed in an airstrike….

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6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Afghanistan
December 25, 2015

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan Friday near the boarders of Tajikistan and Pakistan, the U.S. Geological Survey…

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Epic Full Moon Lights Up Christmas for First Time in Nearly 40 Years
December 25, 2015

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Santa and his reindeer had some extra light by which to navigate the sky this Christmas morning. Friday…

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Pope Francis Delivers Christmas Message
December 25, 2015

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ROME) — Pope Francis celebrated his third Christmas as leader of the Roman Catholic Church in  St. Peter’s Square Friday…

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Iran Hostage Crisis: Victims Get Compensation 36 Years Later
December 24, 2015

Barbara Alper/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Thirty-six years after their capture, the Americans taken hostage in Tehran in 1979 are set to receive…

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Australian Woman Decorates Home Entirely in Pink
December 24, 2015

Courtesy Kim Wood(PERTH, Australia) — Move over Barbie! Get back Elle Woods! You two have nothing on one Australian woman’s obsession…

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A Very Royal Christmas at Sandringham
December 24, 2015

Danny E. Martindale/GC Images(LONDON) — Britain’s royal family is gathering at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk for Christmas. Princes William…

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NASA: 'Christmas Eve Asteroid' Will Not Destroy Earth
December 24, 2015

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Multiple reports saying a “Christmas Eve asteroid” zipping past Earth Thursday night may destroy the planet are indeed…

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Ninth Suspect Arrested in Belgium in Connection with Paris Terror Attacks
December 24, 2015

Christian Müller/iStock/Thinkstock(BRUSSELS) — A ninth individual was arrested in Belgium this week in connection with last month’s Paris terror attacks. According…

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Fifty Taliban Fighters Killed as Afghan Forces Reclaim Key Buildings
December 24, 2015

MatthewBrosseau/iStock/Thinkstock(SANGIN, Afghanistan) — Fifty Taliban fighters have been killed as Afghan forces recaptured a police headquarters and a district governor’s office…

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