Korean War Vet, 88, Enters North Korea to Find Fallen Comrade

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_db491f0dd3.jpgRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock (PYONGYANG, North Korea) -- An 88-year-old American Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient has been granted rare permission to enter North Korea to fulfill a final promise and search for the remains of his friend and wingman -- the U.S. Navy's first African American pilot. Thomas Hudner, an octogenarian U.S. Navy captain from Massachusetts, entered the capital city of Pyongyang as North Koreans gathered to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.

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Death Toll Rises in Spain Train Derailment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_5da8a16450.jpgMIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images(SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain) -- A massive train derailment in northwestern Spain Wednesday evening has left at least 77 people dead and more than 100 injured. A preliminary investigation suggested that excessive speed might have played a role in the crash two miles from the station at Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the region of Galicia, which is near Portugal.

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Insurgents Widening Attacks Against Iraqi Security Forces

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_f85f90fac4.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) -- As Iraq comes to grips with the failure of security guards to prevent a large prison break in Baghdad earlier this week, insurgents continued their assaults on other parts of the country on Wednesday. Just outside the still-restive northern city of Mosul, enemy fighters launched a brazen attack on a police headquarters, killing nine cops.

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Russia Rails Against US Arming Syrian Rebels

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-07_6237812b31.jpgALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Moscow continues to be at odds with Washington over how to end the 28-month Syrian civil war, now criticizing the Obama administration's plan to provide rebels with small arms. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that by arming opposition forces, the U.S. was undermining a planned peace summit being brokered by Moscow and Washington.

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NGO Invites Edward Snowden to Iran

GETTY_61013_Edward Snowden.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1374740439451The Guardian via Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) -- An Iranian group has laid out the welcome mat to a newly famous American. However, Edward Snowden, who remains holed up in a Moscow airport, will probably turn down the invitation. Iran's state-affiliated Fars News Agency reported Wednesday that a non-governmental organization (NGO) would like the former National Security Agency contractor to visit in order to share intelligence the U.S. might have collected about Iran.

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