Report: Egyptian Court Orders Release of Hosni Mubarak

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_5e04ab08e2.jpgMaher Iskandar/AFP/Getty Images (CAIRO) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may walk free soon after a court ordered his release from prison on Wednesday, Egyptian State TV reports. Pending paperwork, the former leader could be out of jail by Thursday.  Prosecutors are not expected to appeal the court’s decision to release him.

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Afghanistan and Pakistan Go to War...on the Soccer Field

GETTY_82213_AghanPakSoccer 1.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1377160776391Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Afghanistan and Pakistan have had their issues over time, but for one afternoon Tuesday, they were able to settle the score on a soccer field. In the first international game hosted by Afghanistan in a decade, the home team triumphed over the Pakistani squad, 3-0.

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Same-Sex Couple in New Zealand Says 'I Do' at 30,000 Feet

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_61ffca4062.jpgICHIRO/Digital Vision (AUCKLAND, New Zealand) -- A couple made history this week when they were wed on board a special flight to Auckland, celebrating the legalization of same-sex marriages in New Zealand. Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau tied the knot flying from Queenstown to Auckland, in a ceremony involving many traditional New Zealand elements, such as pounamu (greenstone) rings, the Maori love song "Pokarekare Ana" and the New Zealand mountains just outside window seats.

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Japan Upgrades Fukushima Nuclear Plant Alert Level

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_763d4d0635.jpgJAPAN POOL/AFP/Getty Images (FUKUSHIMA, Japan) -- Japan's nuclear agency raised the severity level of a highly radioactive water leak to a level three "serious incident" Wednesday. Contaminated water escaped from a storage tank at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and was discovered Monday. At least 80,000 gallons have been released onto the concrete foundation and nearby soil.

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White House Still Balking at Cutting Off Aid to Egypt

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f0e71a6e61.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The State Department on Tuesday denied reports that the U.S. has suspended military aid to Egypt, even as the White House comes under withering criticism for not taking a stronger stand against the interim government's deadly crackdown on demonstrators. Meanwhile, no decision was reached by President Obama and his advisers later in the day on what step to take next.

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