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The numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night.
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4 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee
In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Thamsanqa Jantjie, the bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service, speaks at his home in Bramfischerville, South Africa.
8 hrs ago | EDGE
Africa's gays are looking for their own Nelson Mandela - someone who will rescue them from violence and a raft of laws that criminalize gay sex.
12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Egypt's security forces clashed with supporters of the former Islamist president at several universities across the country on Tuesday, as an explosive device detonated in a residential area of the capital but caused no injuries or damage.
17 hrs ago | News24
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says there is nothing wrong with men having many wives as long as it is done "openly", a report says.
Fidel Castro was healthy and alert while speaking with a Spanish reporter about current events for 2 1/2 hours last week, the journalist told The Associated Press Monday.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, a man looks at documents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
The U.N.'s High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, appealed for donations of nearly $13 billion next year to care for at least 52 million refugees in 17 countries, many of them displaced by conflicts that have raged for years.
The price of oil rose above $97 a barrel Monday, supported by a survey pointing to a modest economic pick-up in Europe and the continued closure of export terminals in Libya.
Other European governments, coming out of years of economic troubles, aren't too excited about the idea.
The bogus sign language interpreter at last week's Nelson Mandela memorial service was among a group of people who accosted two men found with a stolen television and burned them to death by setting fire to tires placed around their necks, one of the interpreter's cousins and three of his friends told The Associated Press Monday.
Peter O'Toole, who died at 81 in London, became a global star with his legendary performance as T.E. Lawrence.
A Chicago congressman is hosting a memorial service for Nelson Mandela that's expected to draw high-profile community leaders and politicians.
Authorities say a 9-year-old Ohio girl has been found dead in a trash bin near her home hours after she was reported missing.
Ibrahim Jedran, leader of the militia in eastern Libya, had promised to reopen the oil terminals Sunday following mediation from influential tribal leaders.
The African Union decided to temporarily boost its troop levels in the Central African Republic to 6,000 soldiers because of "hightened communal and inter-religious tension and clashes," according to a statement by the group.
The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's - and possibly the entire nation's - citrus crop.