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China Earthquake Injures More Than 300 People

An earthquake rocked southwest China on Thursday evening, injuring at least 336 people and collapsing 10,000 homes, state media said.

A Handshake for Qaddafi

Obama's gesture is latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders to improve U.S. image

Al Qaeda Book Shows Group Is Scared, Experts Say

A new book published by Al Qaeda shows that the terrorist group is under intense pressure and in "deathly fear" of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Pakistan, terror experts say.

Mysterious Tremors Detected Along San Andreas Fault

Scientists have detected a spike in underground rumblings on a section of California's San Andreas Fault that produced a magnitude-7.8 earthquake in 1857.

Language Barrier Leaves Armed Thief Empty-Handed

An armed man allegedly trying to rob an Alabama food store reportedly walked away empty-handed after a non-English-speaking clerk couldn't understand his demands for money.