Cairo Rocked by Deadly Bombings

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e9515f274f.jpgAhmed smail/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (CAIRO) -- Cairo came under attack on Friday as four separate explosions killed at least six people and injured dozens more.  Combined with clashes nationwide between anti-coup protesters and security forces, 11 people in total have died. The bombings and clashes took place one day before the third anniversary of the revolution that eventually toppled former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government.

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Ceasefire Called in South Sudan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_aed11892c3.jpgcreisinger/Thinkstock (ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) -- There has been a ceasefire in one of the world’s major hot spots but it’s not Syria. After weeks of fighting that has left thousands dead, the government of South Sudan and rebel forces agreed to lay down their arms Thursday during negotiations in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. The conflict broke out in mid-December between rival factions of the military.

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London Train Traffic Slowed by Flood of Cement

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_4caed84a0a.jpgEyeScaTch/Thinkstock (LONDON) -- A maintenance mishap Thursday left one of London's busiest train stations stuck, literally, when a wave of fast-drying cement flooded into a signal control room. At first, transportation officials said run-of-the-mill flooding was to blame for the delays on the Victoria line, however, pictures of the true nature of the mucky mess soon escaped online and went viral.

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Syrian Peace Talks Get Off to Rocky Start

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_3228797a42.jpgEvren Atalay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images (MONTREUX, Switzerland) -- Day One of what is supposed to be a summit to find a peaceful solution to the three-year-long Syrian civil war was contentious to say the least. The real negotiations don't begin until Friday in Geneva but if Wednesday's preliminary meeting was any indication, there may be little anyone can do at this stage to stop the conflict that has cost an estimated 120,000 lives and uprooted millions of Syrians from their homes.

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New Book to Give a Look into Pope John Paul II's Soul

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_1bbf660c7f.jpgFranco Origlia/Getty Images (ROME) -- A new book on the thoughts of Pope John Paul II will soon be published. But it's one that may not have been pleasing to John Paul himself. The book, Very Much in God's Hands, is a collection of meditations that John Paul began recording in 1962 when he was a bishop in Poland, until just two years before he died in 2003.

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