Nine Killed in Attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_50d664fc5b.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock(Jalalabad, Afghanistan) -- At least 9 Afghans were killed in a suicide bombing targeting the Indian consulate in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on Saturday, the BBC reports. At least 23 people were injured. No Indian citizens were hurt in the attack, officials say.

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Kelly Clarkson Blocked from Taking Jane Austen’s Ring from UK

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_f3eeca7f0a.jpgKevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM(LONDON) -- The British government is trying to stop Kelly Clarkson from taking a ring that belonged to novelist Jane Austen out of the country. The chart-topping singer and American Idol winner bought the turquoise and gold ring at an auction last year for more than $230,000, according to the BBC.

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Citing Al Qaeda Threat, US Issues Global Travel Alert

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_67e3f307ee.jpgABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. issued a global travel warning to U.S. citizens Friday out of fear that al Qaeda is planning to carry out attacks on American targets. The warning, which follows the closings of embassies across the Muslim world on Sunday Aug. 4, urges U.S. citizens to be alert to "the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula."

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Curiosity's Martian Journey Compressed into Two Minutes

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-08_343545add8.jpgNASA via Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- They may not use the same time lapse techniques that the nature documentary Planet Earth used, but the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California can still produce a pretty compelling movie. On Thursday, JPL uploaded a video that shows what the past year has been like for the Curiosity rover.

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Some US Embassies to Close for Security Concerns

Getty_080113_MarieHarf .jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1375384285796Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. embassies in a slew of Muslim countries will close on Sunday due to a credible and serious security threat. The embassies will close in response to "a specific threat against a U.S. embassy or consulate," according to a senior U.S. official, who called it a "concerted effort" to target an embassy or consulate in a Muslim country.

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