Amanda Knox Awaits Verdict in Yet Another Trial

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_790ff43f14.jpgIda Astute/ABC News (ROME) -- In Italy Thursday, it's another day of reckoning for American student Amanda Knox. Knox, fearful of being imprisoned again, is remaining in her hometown of Seattle for Thursday’s verdict.  It will be the fourth and likely not the final in a series of trials that has lasted almost seven years.

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Michael Schumacher Slowly Being Taken Out of Coma

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e666dd46f2.jpgJiri Krenek/isifa/Getty Images (PARIS) -- Michael Schumacher, the retired Formula One driver who was critically injured in a skiing accident, is slowly being taken out of coma. "Michael’s sedation is being reduced in order to allow the start of the waking up process which may take [a] long time," a family spokesperson said in a statement Thursday.

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Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_f822fb7240.jpgAFPTV/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. His name was submitted by two Norwegian politicians, who believe that the 30-year-old American who now lives in Russia made the world safer from U.S. spy activities.

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Ukraine's Future Hangs in the Balance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_1c18b44635.jpgberean/Thinkstock (KIEV, Ukraine) -- A former leader of Ukraine says his country may be heading toward a civil war after weeks of civil unrest. Leonid Kravchuk's prediction before parliament Wednesday came during a week when Ukraine's prime minister resigned while the government rescinded draconian anti-protest laws that were meant to quell violence.

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Some Talk, Little Action at Syria Peace Summit

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_b75413f744.jpgAntonChalakov/Thinkstock (GENEVA) -- The issue of a post-war transitional government finally came up during talks in Geneva Wednesday between delegations of the Syrian government and opposition forces. However, United Nations special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who is mediating the negotiations, admitted that bridging their differences will be a Herculean task.

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