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British-Flagged Cargo Ship Hijacked by Pirates Off Somalia

A British-flagged cargo ship and a chemical tanker from Singapore have both been hijacked by pirates in the perilous waters off the coast of Somalia, officials said Saturday.

Police Shoot Man Attacking Muhammad Cartoonist

Police shot a Somali man wielding an ax and a knife after he broke into the home of an artist whose cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban outraged the Muslim world, the head of Denmark's intelligence agency said Saturday.

News Corp., Time Warner Reach Fox Programming Deal

Time Warner Cable Inc. and News Corp.

British PM Seeks to Counter Radical Trend in Yemen

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for a high-level international meeting on Jan. 28 to devise ways to counter radicalization in Yemen.

Bomber Kills at Least 75 at Pakistan Volleyball Game

The vehicle exploded on a playing field in northwest Pakistan, a country that has been rattled by bloodshed.

NBA Players Reportedly Drew Guns in Locker Room

Gilbert Arenas, 27, went for his gun first, the Post reported, citing unnamed inside sources

Experts: Airport Pat-Downs Often Ineffective

With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search.

Afghan Bombing Devastates CIA Counterterror Hub

The loss of seven officers is significant for a relatively small agency whose workforce is estimated to be 10,000 or more, but it's all the more damaging because those lost represented so much collective experience.

Iran's Mousavi Says He Is 'Ready for Martyrdom'

Iran's opposition leader is defiant in the face new threats — including calls by hard-liners for his execution — and says he is ready to die in defense of the people's rights.

Officials: U.S. Drone Strike Kills 3 in Pakistan

A suspected U.S. missile struck a car carrying alleged militants in a northwest Pakistan tribal region Friday, killing three men in the second such attack in less than a day, intelligence officials said.