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Wilson Ramos Rescued in Police Raid on His Kidnappers in Venezuela

After 51 hours in captivity, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued on Friday after being kidnapped from his home in Venezuela. Investigators quickly found the car used to abduct Ramos, and the house used to prepare for the kidnapping. From there, they zoned in on a cabin in the mountains where they suspected Ramos was being held.

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Construction Worker Moons Queen Elizabeth With Inappropriate Flag Placement

Not many people can say the Queen of England has seen their bare backside, but Liam Warriner of Australia can.

During the monarch’s recent visit to Brisbane, her motorcade was treated to a “full moon” when Warriner dropped trou and ran about 50 yards alongside the cars with an Australian flag wedged between his buttocks.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women’s Rights Activists [VIDEO]

On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its annual $1.5 million Peace Prize to three champions of women’s rights in Africa and the Middle East — a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime, Africa’s first democratically elected female president, and a Liberian campaigner against rape.

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Amanda Knox Thanks Family After She Returns to the US [VIDEO]

Amanda Knox, who recently saw her murder conviction in Italy overturned and was freed after four years in prison, returned home to Seattle on Tuesday night.

At a news conference held at Sea-Tac Airport after her arrival, she tearfully expressed gratitude to her supporters, saying, “My family’s the most important thing to me so I just want to go and be with them, so, thank you for being there for me.” She also said, “Thank you to everyone who’s believed in me, who’s defended me, who’s supported my family.”

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Amanda Knox Freed After Italian Court Overturns Murder Verdict [VIDEO]

Amanda Knox, the American woman convicted of murder by an Italian court in 2009, has been freed after an appeals court overturned the decision on Monday. Her co-defendant and former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, was cleared as well.

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Amanda Knox Conviction Thrown Out

An Italian jury has thrown out the previous conviction of murder for Amanda Knox. Knox, and her boyfriend, had been convicted of murdering her former roommate. She is to be freed immediately.

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Italian Jury Overturns Verdict in Amanda Knox Case

Previously convicted of murdering her roommate, Amans

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American Al-Qaida Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemeni Airstrike

US officials said Friday that Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born radical cleric linked to al-Qaida, has been killed by an airstrike in Yemen.

Al-Awlaki, 40, was seen as especially dangerous because his internet savvy and English-fluency made it easier for him to draw recruits to attack the United States. His sermons urging such attacks were widely circulated among militants in the West.

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Saudi Arabian Women Granted the Right to Vote

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia announced Sunday that women will now be permitted to vote and run for elected office. In addition, they will participate in the next session of the unelected, advisory Shura Council.

To American women, who’ve had the right to vote for nearly a century, the king’s proclamation may seem overdue and even quaint. In a country, however, where women still cannot drive cars and must have a male relative’s permission to travel abroad, hold a job or even undergo certain medical procedures, the announcement is momentous.

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Nelson Mandela and Roger Federer Are the Two Most Respected People in the World

It should come as no huge surprise that a poll of more than 50,000 people in 25 different countries would find Nelson Mandela the most respected and trusted person in the world.

But the next spot may be a bit more surprising.

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