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  • Global News Blog Who is Viktor Bout?

    Russian Viktor Bout is being held in Thailand. He's accused of being one of the world's biggest arms dealers.

  • Extradite Viktor Bout? Russia counters US pressure.

    Global News Blog Extradite Viktor Bout? Russia counters US pressure.

    On Thursday, a Thai prosecutor said Thailand would resist US pressure to extradite Viktor Bout to the US. In August, a Thai court dropped all criminal charges against Bout, widely suspected of being a key player in the shadowy arms-smuggling world.

  • Gallery Planets

    An artists rendering image shows an exoplanet 6 times the Earth circulate around its low-mass host star at a distance equal to 1/20th of the Earth-Sun distance. European astronomers announced they had found 32 new planets orbiting stars outside our solar system on Monday. They believe their find means that 40 percent or more of Sun-like stars have such planets. The host star in this image is a companion to two other low-mass stars, seen in the distance.

  • Will Vatican lure Africa's Anglican anti-gay bishops to Catholic church?

    Despite fierce opposition to homosexuality, African bishops say the Vatican's effort to bring more Anglicans to the Catholic church will falter, largely because of the autonomy that they enjoy.

  • Vatican welcome to Anglicans boldest move since Reformation

    Vatican welcome to Anglicans boldest move since Reformation

    The Vatican on Tuesday opened the way for Anglican communities to switch allegiance en masse. Hundreds of thousands of Anglicans angry over the church's liberal stance on women and gays may convert.

  • The Pattern in the Carpet

    Margaret Drabble’s memoir takes a powerful, disquieting look at the ways we attempt to stave off depression.

  • Films to make you think

    These documentaries may change your dinner menu and your travel itinerary.

  • In Pictures Seven Wonders of Nature finalists

    The Amazon Rainforest is one of 28 sites picked as finalists in a global poll to name the New Seven Wonders of Nature, conducted by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The Brazilian Amazon, pictured here, harbors 40 percent of all remaining tropical rainforest, playing a vital role in global biodiversity and in protecting the earth's climate.

  • In Pictures Remembering the lunar landing

    On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy speaks in the House of Representatives before a joint session of Congress in Washington. Kennedy issued the challenge, 'I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to Earth.' A little over eight years later, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

  • Photos of the Day 1006

    Four two-month old hedgehogs eat cat food in a garden where they were found last week in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.