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July 22, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
If there is one thing you an count on social media for, it's breaking news updates. And, of course, the royal baby watch has provided plenty of fodder. But when that "breaking news" involves a duchess who has been in labor for more than 11 hours things can get a little, well, tangential. News broke late Sunday night (early Monday morning for you Brits) that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was taken to a private hospital in preparation for giving birth to the child who is in line to one day reign over Britain.
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July 22, 2013 | By Stacey Leasca
If there is one thing you an count on social media for, it's breaking news updates. And, of course, the royal baby watch has provided plenty of fodder. But when that "breaking news" involves a duchess who has been in labor for more than 11 hours things can get a little, well, tangential. News broke late Sunday night (early Monday morning for you Brits) that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was taken to a private hospital in preparation for giving birth to the child who is in line to one day reign over Britain.
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July 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
London's Heathrow Airport plans to celebrate the moment when Kate Middleton gives birth to a royal heir with a special gift for travelers: a T-shirt. Well, not just any old T-shirt but a royal purple one emblazoned with the words "Celebrating a Very Special New Arrival. " The baby is expected to arrive any day now, though Middleton and Prince William have avoided confirming anything more specific than mid-July for a due date. Media are camped out on "baby watch" at the London hospital where she's expected to be admitted.
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July 19, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Will and Kate left her parents' home in Bucklebury, England, on Friday and were headed in the direction of home, according to media reports. This appears to scotch the notion that the royal baby would be born somewhere other than London -- which would have spoiled plans for the huge crowd of media camped outside St. Mary's Hospital. The idea batted about by news outlets that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might pull a hospital switch, with the baby born in Reading instead of St. Mary's Hospital in west London, was a bit far-fetched.
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July 19, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Will and Kate left her parents' home in Bucklebury, England, on Friday and were headed in the direction of home, according to media reports. This appears to scotch the notion that the royal baby would be born somewhere other than London -- which would have spoiled plans for the huge crowd of media camped outside St. Mary's Hospital. The idea batted about by news outlets that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might pull a hospital switch, with the baby born in Reading instead of St. Mary's Hospital in west London, was a bit far-fetched.
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July 22, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG - While Nelson Mandela's health "shows sustained improvement," he is still in critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday. Zuma issued the statement after visiting Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, where he was admitted June 8 with a recurring lung infection. No further details were provided about Mandela's health. The news that South Africa's first black president, who is revered for his struggle to end white minority rule, remains in critical condition dampened hopes that he could be sent home soon.
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July 22, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Pope Francis arrived in Brazil on Monday, returning to his native South America on his first official trip since he became pontiff in March and started shaking up the Catholic church with his more personal, humble style. The pope waved as he descended the stairs from his plane and was formally received by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Thousands of young pilgrims in multicolored T-shirts had gathered hours earlier in downtown Rio, which closed off its streets in anticipation of the Argentine-born pope's arrival for World Youth Day , an annual get-together of Catholic young people.
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July 22, 2013 | By Hashmat Baktash and Mark Magnier
 KABUL, Afghanistan  -- The Afghan parliament voted to sack the nation's interior minister Monday, blaming him for growing security problems as local forces take greater responsibility for the country's security. But the official, Ghulam Mujtaba Patang, fought back in a news conference a few hours later. He is expected to remain in office on an interim basis after President Hamid Karzai referred the matter to the nation's Supreme Court. Karzai said in a statement that parliament had the right under the Afghan Constitution to vote no confidence in the interior minister.
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July 19, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko
MOSCOW -- Heads were spinning Friday when a Russian court ordered the release of opposition leader  Alexei Navalny and his former business partner the day after convicting the men of embezzlement and sending them to prison in handcuffs. Even experienced lawyers and judges were taken by surprise. “From the procedural point of view, what happened was totally by the book, but in terms of Russian judicial practice it was kind of unique,” said Tamara Morshchakova, a former deputy chair of the Constitutional Court.  “I can hardly remember a case when prosecutors asked for the release of a convicted person the day after getting the sentencing they were working for.” So what happened?
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July 22, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - A royal baby boy was born Monday to Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, after weeks of anticipation and excitement among fans of the royal family over the arrival of a new heir to the British throne. The child was born at 4:24 p.m. London time, about 10½ hours after Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, entered St. Mary's Hospital in central London in the early stages of labor. Palace officials said the infant weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Barring tragedy - or revolution - he is destined one day to reign over Britain and the 15 other nations, including Australia and Canada, that recognize the British monarch as head of state.
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July 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
London's Heathrow Airport plans to celebrate the moment when Kate Middleton gives birth to a royal heir with a special gift for travelers: a T-shirt. Well, not just any old T-shirt but a royal purple one emblazoned with the words "Celebrating a Very Special New Arrival. " The baby is expected to arrive any day now, though Middleton and Prince William have avoided confirming anything more specific than mid-July for a due date. Media are camped out on "baby watch" at the London hospital where she's expected to be admitted.
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