November 5th, 2011
09:38 PM ET

Explosions, gunfire reported in Syria

Violence flared in Syria on Saturday, leaving at least 28 people dead, activists said.

The Arab League condemned the violence and warned of a crisis in the region if the Syrian government does not comply with an agreement made Wednesday with the group to "stop all violence" and allow outside observers into the country.

Opposition groups reported explosions, shelling, and heavy machine-gun fire Saturday in the western Syrian city of Homs, a hotbed of anti-government sentiment and government-led crackdowns. At least 23 people died there, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, another activist group, put the Homs death toll at 11 earlier in the day.

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November 5th, 2011
07:22 PM ET

John Lennon's tooth sells for more than $31,000 at auction

The tooth fairy's trash became another man's treasure Saturday when a discolored molar that once belonged to John Lennon was put up for auction.

The winning bid came in at 19,500 pounds (U.S. $31,200), according to auction results posted online.

Michael Zuk, a Canadian dentist, is claiming responsibility for the winning bid. Omega Auction House, which sold the tooth, did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday.

Lennon gave the tooth to Dorothy "Dot" Jarlett when she worked as his housekeeper at his Kenwood home in Weybridge, Surrey, according to her son, Barry. Jarlett, who was employed between 1964 and 1968, developed a warm relationship with Lennon, her son said.

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Former heavyweight champ Frazier in hospice with liver cancer
"Smokin'" Joe Frazier knocks down Muhammad Ali in the 15th round of "The Fight of the Century" on March 8, 1971, in Madison Square Garden. Frazier retained his title.
November 5th, 2011
04:15 PM ET

Former heavyweight champ Frazier in hospice with liver cancer

Former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is seriously ill and in a hospice in Philadelphia, his business manager says.

The 67-year-old Frazier was diagnosed with liver cancer about a month ago, Leslie Wolff says.

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November 5th, 2011
05:28 AM ET

Magnitude 5.8 quake hits Chile

A magnitude 5.8 shook northern Chile early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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November 5th, 2011
03:43 AM ET

Minor earthquake jolts central Oklahoma

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake shook central Oklahoma early Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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