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  • ** FILE ** An Aug. 18, 2011, photo released by Britain's Defense Ministry shows a Royal Air Force Puma helicopter flying over the 2012 Olympic Stadium during a training flight in London. (Associated Press/SAC Phil Major, Royal Air Force, Ministry of Defense)

    U.S.-U.K. security experts unite for London Olympics

    The London Olympics are no ordinary games. Not since World War II have Britain and the United States teamed up for such a massive security operation on British soil.

  • Assailants attack Microsoft HQ in Athens

    Assailants attacked Microsoft's office in Athens on Wednesday, driving a van through the front door and setting off an incendiary device that burned the building's entrance, police said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Briefly: Cloned skin recipient to leave hospital

    A surgeon said a 3-year-old South African girl who received a cloned skin transplant is likely to be discharged from the hospital next week.

  • 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.

  • Briefly: Presidential loser leaves Egypt amid investigation

    Ahmed Shafiq, Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister and loser of the presidential runoff, left Egypt Tuesday with most of his family for the United Arab Emirates hours after the prosecutor general opened an investigation into allegations he wasted public funds during his eight-year term as a civil aviation minister in the ousted regime.

  • This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed on Sunday, June 24, 2012, purports to show Syrian military tanks in Hama, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP Video)

    Activists: Syrian rebels clash with elite troops

    Syria's elite Republican Guard forces clashed with rebels just outside Damascus Tuesday in some of the most intense fighting involving the special forces guarding the capital since an uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began last year, activists said.

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