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Case Of Marines Desecrating Taliban Bodies Takes A New Twist

Several Marines were disciplined after a videotape surfaced showing them urinating on dead Taliban members in Afghanistan in 2011. The case seemed to be over, but now there are allegations that the top Marine officer, Gen. James Amos, intervened in an attempt to get a harsher punishment.

Police: 'Jihadists' Detained In Tiananmen Square Car Crash

The vehicle smashed into a bridge near the Forbidden City as the occupants set it on fire in front of the iconic portrait of Mao Zedong. Two tourists were killed.

Prosecutors Press Case In 'News Of The World' Phone-Tapping Trial

At the Old Bailey Courthouse in London Wednesday, the prosecution laid out the case against former journalists of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World.

Ottoman Dream Come True: Train Links East And West In Istanbul

Istanbul inaugurated the world's first continent-connecting train line this week. It's not the Orient Express, but the subway does make real an idea first proposed in the mid-19th century.

Priceless Italian Treasure Is Shown Off In Rare Exhibition

For the first time, 70 pieces of the Treasure of San Gennaro — said to be more valuable than the British crown jewels — have been transported from a vault in Naples to a museum in Rome. The collection highlights historic gifts from European leaders, including Napoleon.

WATCH: Boy Upstages Pope's Speech

The youngster runs up onstage and clings to Pope Francis during a speech by the pontiff at St. Peter's Square.

Pakistan Says Drones Killed Far Fewer Civilians Than Thought

Human rights groups and Pakistani officials have condemned the number of civilian casualties in such attacks, but the country's defense ministry says just 3 percent are civilians.

Report: NSA Has Broken Into Google And Yahoo Data Centers

Documents obtained from NSA leaker Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials reveal the program, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Armies Can't Find Joseph Kony. Can Crowdfunding?

Adventurer Robert Young Pelton is trying to raise money to track down Kony, the notorious warlord from Uganda. Pelton thinks he can succeed even though several militaries, including U.S. Special Forces, haven't been able to locate him.

Someone In Central China Really Stinks At Photoshop

A photo posted on a local Chinese government website purports to portray officials visiting a 100-year-old woman. But the men appear to be about 20 feet tall — and one of the officials has no legs.