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A look back at the highlights of the Dear Leader's odd, unpredictable, and often quirky behavior as North Korea's leader.
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A peek into the "pleasant" colonial past of the world's most dangerous city.
The Italian prime minister has risen from the political grave almost too many times to count. But, with the latest, greatest crisis, it may finally be time to bid him arrivederci.
A mysterious Islamist banner has been popping up across the Middle East, from Benghazi to Lebanon. Is it a simply a sign of faith or the battle flag of al Qaeda?
Is the U.S.-backed anti-drug war in Colombia really a success worth replicating in Afghanistan?