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Hot Air Balloon Explodes in Mid-Air Over Egypt, Killing 18

A hot air balloon carrying a group of tourists near Luxor, Egypt, exploded in mid-air Tuesday, killing 18 people in the deadliest accident ever of its kind.

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Scientists Discover Green Jelly After Meteor Hits Russia

Just days after a fiery meteor came crashing down on central Russia, scientists say they have now discovered a mysterious green jelly that may be some sort of space residue or “astral jelly,” a substance commonly associated with meteor showers.

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Falling Meteor Rocks Russia, Causing Injuries to 500 People

It may have looked like a scene out of a sci-fi movie, but a meteor racing across the sky in Russia had people scared out of their wits Friday morning.

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What We Know About Pope Benedict’s Resignation

In stunning news, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday morning from the Vatican that he will resign his position as head of the Catholic Church, effective on February 28. This has already set off a flurry of speculation, largely because no pope has voluntarily done so since the year 1415.

The news is still coming in, but here's what we know so far:

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Nightclub Fire Kills Hundreds in Brazil

The death toll in a horrific nightclub fire in Brazil as risen to 232, according to news sources. This number is updated from the original count of 245 first reported by local news sources.

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North Korea Threatens Nuclear Test, Calls U.S. Its ‘Archenemy’

Sometimes—like when they call themselves "space conquerors" after launching a satellite that broke almost immediately and tumbled out of orbit—it can be hard to take North Korea seriously. Other times—like when they threaten another test of their nuclear program at a highly delicate time for their neighbors, politically—it seems wiser to keep a close eye on them.

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Shocking Video: Assassination Attempt Foiled By Jammed Gun

An attempt on the life of a Bulgarian politician was miraculously averted yesterday when the would-be killer's gun refused to fire.

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Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size

An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated. In fact, astronomers currently studying the dreaded, potential doomsday rock say asteroid 'Apophis' has officially been supersized by about

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