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  • Successful test of interceptor missile off Hawaii

    The U.S. military has successfully conducted a test flight of the Navy's newest interceptor missile by shooting down a ballistic missile target off Hawaii.


  • Taliban video shows 17 beheaded Pakistani soldiers

    The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.


  • Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei speaks during a news briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011. China, the world's most prolific executioner, put a Filipino man convicted of drug trafficking to death on Thursday despite a clemency appeal from the Philippine president. Hong told a regular news briefing that the case was handled in accordance with the law and that the countries had been in contact over it. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Inside the Ring: Political delay for ICBM test?

    Defense officials say unusual delays in conducting an Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile test may have more to do with politics than technical problems.


  • Deborah Calitz (center) and her partner Bruno Pelizzari (bottom center) are escorted June 27, 2012, by a police officer upon their arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The couple was held hostage for 20 months after being kidnapped from a yacht by Somali pirates in October 2010. (Associated Press)

    Couple held by Somali pirates returns to S. Africa

    A South African woman and her Italian partner were handcuffed throughout the nearly two years they were held by Somali pirates, who fed them little but rice, pasta and bread, the now-freed couple said Wednesday after arriving in South Africa.


  • A Free Syrian Army fighter fires at Syrian troops near Idlib earlier this month. U.S. intelligence officials fear a protracted conflict is ahead with the military remaining loyal to the Assad regime and the opposition forces fragmented and unable to attack as a unified force. (Associated Press)

    'Seesaw battle' in Syria likely to last

    Syria's military remains loyal despite recent high-profile defections, while the opposition remains fragmented and unable to attack as a unified force, indicating a long, protracted conflict ahead, U.S. intelligence officials said.


  • World Briefs: Taliban video shows 17 beheaded soldiers

    The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.


  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton receives a gift June 27, 2012, from Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja at the Government Banquet Hall in Helsinki, Finland. (Associated Press)

    Clinton: U.S. pleased so far by new Egypt president

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration is pleased so far with commitments made by Egypt's Islamist president-elect, Mohammed Morsi, but will reserve judgment on his government until it is up and running.


  • In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, smoke rises from buildings following purported shelling in Homs, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP Video)

    Syria violence escalates as U.S. seeks turning point

    Gunmen attacked a pro-government TV station Wednesday near the Syrian capital, killing seven employees in the latest barrage of violence as world powers prepared for a high-level meeting that the U.S. hopes will be a turning point in the crisis.


  • Microsoft building in Athens attacked

    Assailants attacked the offices of Microsoft in Athens early Wednesday, driving a van through the front doors and setting off an incendiary device that burned the building entrance, police said.


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