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James Bond Meets His Match — The Roman Cobblestone

Actor Daniel Craig reportedly hit his head when the Aston Martin he was driving during filming the 24th James Bond thriller encountered a loose sanpietrino, as the cobblestones in Rome are known.
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ISIS Video Shows Extremists Smashing Priceless Artifacts

Bearded men wielding sledgehammers are seen shattering ancient statues and friezes in the Iraqi city of Mosul. One of the militants says God commanded them to remove the idols and statues.
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Madonna's Tumble At Brit Awards Lights up Twitter, Stirs Ageism Debate

The 56-year-old singer fell off the steps next to the stage while performing her song "Living for Love." But she picked herself up and continued her performance.
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Afghans Make History, Winning Thriller Against Scotland In Cricket's World Cup

The win in Dunedin, New Zealand, is a first for Afghanistan at the World Cup. The victory spurred Afghans to celebrate on the streets of Kabul.
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Ukraine Starts Withdrawing Heavy Weapons From Front Lines

Ukraine's military says the withdrawal of 100-millimeter guns "is the first step" in a process that will be monitored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation.
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ISIS Extremist Who Beheaded Prisoners Is Identified As Man From London

Intelligence sources say the militant known as "Jihadi John" has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi and that he is a college-educated, British citizen of Kuwaiti descent.
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Police In Sweden Get A Call About ISIS Party

Police received word about possible sympathizers to the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Balloons read: IS. The balloons actually read: 21. They were for a 21st birthday party.
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'No End In Sight' For Sept. 11 Proceedings At Guantanamo Bay

Endless preliminary motions, official shenanigans and a lack of legal precedent have mired the recently created war court in fitful proceedings. It could be years before the case ever goes to trial.
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Greek Finance Minister Gets A Chance To Fix Beleaguered Economy

Greece has been renegotiating its bailout deal with the European Union. The man guiding the country is new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. A few years ago he was working for a video game company.
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U.S. Steps Up Commitment To Fight Malaria

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a six-year extension of a program to combat malaria around the globe.

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