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Afghan Headmaster Risks His Life to Give Girls an Education

Aziz Royesh opens the doors to Marefat High School every morning with one eye gazing toward his country’s future — and the other looking warily over his shoulder. All because his school provides an education to girls, as well as boys.

Iran Police Beat Mourners Gathered at Memorial

Iranian police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters with batons to disperse thousands attending a memorial at the graveside of a woman whose killing made her an icon of the opposition movement.

Man May Hold Key to Watergate Tapes' Missing Minutes

An amateur Watergate sleuth has convinced the National Archives that there could be a novel way of solving the puzzle, using notes taken by Haldeman

Mosquitoes Deliver Malaria 'Vaccine' Through Bites

In a daring experiment in Europe, scientists used mosquitoes as flying needles to deliver a "vaccine" of live malaria parasites through their bites.

Third-Party Ads Give Facebook an 'Image' Problem

An untold number of Facebook’s 200 million-plus users are feverishly forwarding instructions on how to opt out of being its corporate pitchman following warnings on third-party advertisers that were using advertisements with profile photos.

Pleas for Return of Murdered Pregnant Mom's Baby

The boyfriend of a brutally murdered 8-months pregnant woman whose fetus was carved from her womb warned the killer to 'turn yourself in or keep running,' the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported Wednesday.

Sudanese Woman Faces 40 Lashes for Wearing Pants

A Sudanese female journalist facing 40 lashes for wearing trousers in public in violation of the country's strict Islamic laws is resigning from a U.N. job that grants her immunity so she can challenge the law on women's public dress code.

Whereabouts of Jackson's Body Remain Unclear

More than a month after Michael Jackson’s sudden death, the whereabouts of his body remain unclear.

Whale Saves Drowning Diver, Pulls Her to Surface

A beluga whale saved a drowning diver by hoisting her to the surface, carrying her leg in its mouth.

NYC Buys Plane Tickets for Homeless to Leave City

New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city.