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14 Die as Taliban Bombers Hit 2 Afghan Cities

Eight Taliban militants attacked three government buildings and a U.S. base in two eastern cities Tuesday in near-simultaneous attacks

Pakistan: 56 Killed in Clashes in Northwest

Three days of clashes between security forces and militants in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border left more than 56 militants and six soldiers dead, the military said Tuesday.

Source: Burma Calls for Nukes, N. Korea Answers

The recent aborted voyage of a North Korean ship, photographs of massive tunnels and a top secret meeting have raised alarm bells that one of the world's poorest nations may be aspiring to join the nuclear club - with help from its friends in Pyongya

Fishing Industry Stung by Plague of Giant Jellyfish

They poison fish, sting humans and even attack nuclear power stations. They are 6 feet wide, up to 440 pounds in weight, and they are pink, slimy and repellent.

Japan's PM Dissolves Parliament, Calls Elections

Japan's prime minister has dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament and called national elections.

Man Tasered After Sniffing Gas Bursts in Flames

A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday.

Blue Dogs Fetched for Health Bill

President to meet small group of fiscally-conscious House Democrats to seek their support on health care package

The First Law of Al Franken

In his first legislation, Minn. Senator Al Franken wants to expand number of service dogs for wounded veterans

Jupiter Struck by Object, NASA Images Confirm

A large comet or asteroid has slammed into the Jupiter, creating an impact site the size of Earth, pictures by an Australian amateur astronomer show.