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Syrian rebels blow up major pipeline

Syrian rebels blow up major pipeline

Syrian rebels severed one of the civil war-wracked country's major natural gas pipelines, state media reported Monday.

Minister: Police will seek death penalty

The case against the suspects facing murder charges in the savage gang rape and death of a New Delhi student is "solid," India's home minister said.

Edmonton train beating victim dies

A 29-year-old man savagely beaten on a light-rail train in Edmonton, Alberta, has died and his alleged assailant will be charged with murder, authorities say.

Louis XVI's blood authenticated

A DNA analysis confirmed a rag believed to have been dipped in the blood of Louis XVI at his 1793 execution in Paris is genuine.

FARC calls for peace through struggle

Colombian rebels Monday issued a video message touting peace through "struggle and mobilization."

Russia sets aside Aug. 1 to honor WWI vets

Russia will honor its World War I soldiers with a Remembrance Day every Aug. 1, the Kremlin Press Service announced Monday.

J. Sheardown, 'Canadian Caper' hero, dies

John Sheardown, one of the Canadian officials who helped hide six American diplomats and spirit them out of Iran in 1979, has died, his son said. He was 88.

Nine dead at Colombia holiday party

Police in Medellin, Colombia, said five men and four women were massacred at a holiday party in the town of Envigado.

23 hospitalized in Istanbul hotel gas leak

A gas leak in an Istanbul hotel poisoned at least 23 people, with four listed in critical condition, hospital officials said.

Maggot-infested leg amputated in Sweden

After a 95-year-old woman's maggot-infested leg was amputated in a Stockholm, Sweden, hospital, her nursing home was accused of neglect.

Famed cop to take new look at Palme murder

A Swedish detective who solved several high-profile murder cases will try to unravel the quarter-century-old mystery of who killed Prime Minister Olof Palme.

U.N. Timor-Leste peacekeeping mission ends

The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste ended Monday amid significant progress made in establishing peace and security, a U.N. official said.

Church leader urges letter-writing drive

The head of the English and Welsh Catholic Church urged people write letters to members of Britain's Parliament, objecting to same-sex marriage legislation.

Maliki: Ankara failed to split away Kurds

Turkey has unsuccessfully tried to split Iraq into Arab and Kurdish camps, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki charged Monday.

World starts ringing in 2013

Fireworks lit up the skies in major global cities such as Sydney, Beijing and Tokyo as the world said farewell to 2012 and hello to 2013.

U.N.: Sri Lanka judiciary threatened

Attacks against judges and lawyers threaten the independence of the Sri Lankan justice system, an independent expert for the United Nations said Monday.

Flood washes away 1,000-year-old bridge

A 1,000-year-old stone bridge over the Barle River in southwestern England was washed away by floodwaters, officials said.

Sudden U.S. troop camp pullout leaves Afghans with litter, anger

U.S. soldiers who abandoned an eastern Afghanistan camp didn't pay rent they owed and angered residents by leaving behind rusting debris, the landlord said.

Navy unsure of how to pay Cuban retirees

The last Cuban workers at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo have retired, leaving it unclear how Cuban retirees will get their pensions due to the trade embargo.

Ryanair accused of flying with low fuel

Pilots from Ireland's Ryanair say the airline put passengers' lives at risk by ordering crews to fly with the lowest amount of fuel as legally possible.

Yemen health officials on alert after five deaths from H1N1 virus

Public health officials in Yemen say they are setting up an operations center to deal with a potential outbreak of swine flu after the deaths of five people.

Georgian soldier missing two weeks found dead in southern Afghanistan

The body of a Georgian soldier serving with coalition forces was found after he went missing two weeks ago in southern Afghanistan, Georgian officials said.

$16 billion in U.K. tax fraud due to lack of oversight, official charges

The head of Britain's Work and Pensions department charges that fraud in the country's tax-credit system has cost taxpayers more than $16.2 billion.

Avalanches hit Swedish resort; no injuries

A ski resort in Are, Sweden, was hit by four avalanches, all set off by skiers, officials said. There were no reports of injuries.

Italian police seize tons of fireworks

Police throughout Italy seized thousands of pounds of illegal fireworks to curb injuries on New Year's Eve, officials said.
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