Chinese President Braves Bad Air for Rare Public Appearance

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_ffd60eb056.jpgFeng Li/Getty Images (BEIJING) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping made a rare public appearance Tuesday on a popular Beijing street. His visit came on Day 6 of air so hazardous, the city has been placed under a pollution alert. Social media lit up with the news -- mostly praising the leader for walking outside without a mask on to filter out harmful air particles.

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Ousted Ukrainian President Has Vanished

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_c93dc6e835.jpgDavid Goldman - Pool/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Where in the world is Viktor Yanukovych? Yanukovych, who was ousted by Ukraine's parliament last weekend, has been on the lam as opposition forces continue to set up a new government. His last known whereabouts was the city of Kharkiv but no one has seen Yanukovych in the past few days after being reportedly stopped from traveling to Russia because he didn't have the right documents.

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New Law in Uganda Says Gay Citizens Can Be Sentenced to Life in Prison

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_bd00bbc9f7.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The government of Uganda passed a law Monday that says gay citizens can be forced to serve life prison terms. The anti-gay law also says those who protect gay citizens can be imprisoned. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill Monday, amid pressures from abroad not to allow the controversial legislation, a government spokesman said.

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US Authorities Trailed 'El Chapo' for Days Before His Arrest

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_ec73ad4383.jpgSTR/LatinContent/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- U.S. authorities had at least five wiretaps on targets inside the U.S. connected to the arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The Drug Enforcement Administration had four wiretaps and Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations had one based in Nogales, Ariz., a law enforcement source familiar with the case told ABC News. Below is a timeline of events leading up to the arrest:

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Pope Francis Announces New Vatican Economic Affairs Department

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-02_2b2e490522.jpgBuda Mendes/Getty Images (VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Francis has announced the Vatican is setting up a new economic affairs department. The move comes out of the advisory council of eight cardinals the pope set up last fall. It’s part of the pope’s drive to reform the scandal-plagued finances and administration of the Vatican.

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