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The World

In the shadows of the pyramids

Still suffering from tourism drop, camel drivers claim responsibility for ‘Camel Battle’

Twin polar bear cubs to debut in China (VIDEO)


Canadians abroad ply their embassies with weird questions


Zimbabwe MP freed after “Mugabe gay sex” comment

Zimbabwe member of parliament Lynette Karenyi was thrown in jail for allegedly saying that President Robert Mugabe, who is known for his rants against homosexuality, had had gay sex.

Top 5 worst natural disasters of 2011

From Japan to the United States, it was another bad year for natural disasters.

Two MSF aid workers shot dead in Somalia

Two aid workers shot dead in a Médecins Sans Frontières compound in Somalia have been identified as Belgian and Indonesian nationals.

South Sudan: UN troops step in to prevent ethnic violence


UN urges action to avert a large-scale attack in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, amid mounting ethnic clashes triggered by cattle raids.

Mom keeps “zombie cheeseburger” on kitchen counter to scare kids off McDonald’s


Canadian mother and professional nutritionist Melanie Hesketh has kept a McDonald’s cheeseburger on her kitchen counter for a year to put her two teenage children off fast food.