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Pope Shows Great Agility With Cast-Encased Right Arm

A beaming Pope Benedict XVI raised his cast-encased right arm to bless thousands of faithful Sunday during his first public appearance since surgery to set a wrist fractured in a fall.

World's Population of 100-Year-Old Could Be 6 Million

The number of centenarians already has jumped from an estimated few thousand in 1950 to more than 340,000 worldwide today, with the highest concentrations in the U.S.

Backpacker Denies Rescue Was Hoax to Make Money

British backpacker Jamie Neale revealed he thought he would die in the Australian bush where he was lost for 12 days, and denied his story was a hoax.

Man and Daughter Die After Falling Off Waterfall

A man and a three-year-old girl have died after falling 50-foot from a waterfall into a river.

U.S. Can't Fight Terror Alone

Secretary of state defends American demands that India, other countries should do more to tackle terrorism

Nun Becomes Best-Selling Author With Cookbook

Emerging from the quiet of her convent, Sister Anastazja Pustelnik was confronted by a jarring image — her smiling face on posters plastered around town to hawk the cookbooks that have made the 59-year-old nun one of Poland's best-selling autho

Fugitive From FBI's Ten Most Wanted List Caught in Mexico

Authorities say a fugitive from the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of spraying automatic weapons fire at two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies nearly nine years ago is in custody in Mexico.

Chinese Official Says Police Killed 12 During July 5 Riot

A senior Chinese official says police killed 12 people during a July 5 riot in the western city of Urumqi, in a rare acknowledgment by the government that security forces opened fire.

Huge Tortoise Escapes Circus, Found Two Miles Away

A massive tortoise who left the circus and took his show on the road for six days has been found and is expected to be back with his circus family soon.