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Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Suffers Disaster Near Africa

In the Arabian Sea, the Italian coast guard is reporting that the Costa Allegra, an Italian cruise ship, is adrift near the Seychelles islands after a fire broke out and caused the motors to stop working. They say the passengers are safe, but the ship cannot travel anywhere.

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Want to Own a Masterpiece? Now’s Your Chance to Buy ‘The Scream’

If you’ve got $80 million burning a hole in your pocket and want to own an artistic masterpiece, break out your checkbook. The last version of Edvard Munch’s well-known painting ‘The Scream’ to be in private hands is going on the auction block.

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There Will Soon Be More Cell Phones Than People in the World

Cisco’s annual Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast makes some interesting (some may say frightening) predictions, including the fact that the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population sometime this year.

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The Pope Gives Facebook and Twitter a ‘Like’

No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.

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Survivors of Costa Concordia Ship That Sank Offered 30 Percent Off Future Cruises

In what’s being seen by many as an incredulous move, Carnival Corp., the parent company of the downed Costa Concordia cruise ship, is offering survivors of the disaster 30 percent off future cruise vacations.

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Audio from Cruise Ship Disaster Makes an Unlikely Star of Italian Coast Guard Captain [VIDEO]

As rescuers continue to search for survivors on the Costa Concordia cruise ship five days after it slammed into rocks off Italy’s Tuscan coast, new audio between the ship’s captain and a member of the Italian Coast Guard has surfaced, giving the European country its newest — and most unintentional — celebrity.

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Yikes! British Airways Mistakenly Tells Passengers Their Plane Is Going Down — Twice

People scared of flying might mark British Airways off their list of possible airline choices for good after an automated announcement mistakenly told passengers to prepare for a crash-landing — twice.

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Americans Among the Missing on Sinking Italian Cruise Ship [PICTURES, VIDEO]

At least two Americans are among the estimated 16 people missing after a cruise ship hit a reef on Friday night and capsized off the west coast of Italy with 4,200 passengers and crew aboard.

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Hugo Chavez Thinks the US Might Be Giving Latin Leaders Cancer [VIDEO]

In recent months, Latin leaders, including Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez, Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo, Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff and former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, have all been diagnosed with cancer.

Simple coincidence — or an American plot?

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Watch Thousands of North Koreans Tearfully Mourn the Death of Kim Jong Il [VIDEO]

On Monday, thousands of people marched through the streets of North Korea’s capital and wept openly at the death of leader Kim Jong-il, who died on Saturday at 69 from a heart attack.

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