Juba (AFP) - South Sudan's army said rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.
Michael Bloomberg will spend tens of millions of dollars this year to encourage US gun-control supporters, especially mothers, to vote at the polls.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia's pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.
Iraq's Justice Minister says the closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison is temporary and will be reopened once fighting in the area calms down.
Space cargo ship, the Dragon, which contains more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station, is set to launch on Friday.
Washington (AFP) - The US state of Texas executed a man for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.
A US man arrested over a Boston Marathon hoax has been sent to a psychiatric facility after being charged for allegedly carrying a fake explosive device.
Former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick has been cleared of fraud after being accused of providing illegal financial help to selected clients.
Australia's PM has told the Wall Street Journal the search for MH370 will be exhausted within a week as US media question the use of a Bluefin-21 drone.
Disturbing security vision has captured the moment a burglar broke into a home, wandered through the house and watched a baby sleeping in his crib.
A newborn baby is in a critical condition after being born in a bathtub while his mother was on a cocaine binge.
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