The brewing tensions between rebels and the government in the Central African Republic culminated Sunday with the sounds of gunfire the nation's capital.
"We can hear gunfire, and it has been going on for about four hours," U.N. Spokeswoman Uwolowulakana Ikavi said from the U.N. compound in Bangui. "The shooting is apparently fierce. I can't tell if it is the rebels shooting or the government troops."
The country has been on edge since rebel fighters pushed their way into the capital of Bangui and put the government to the brink.
The news of Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati's resignation spurred fierce weekend clashes in his hometown, the coastal city of Tripoli.
Residents lobbed rockets and fired bullets at one another Saturday, leaving at least three people wounded, state news agency NNA reported.
He was a powerful Russian oligarch whose fallout with his government left him self-exiled in England.
He blamed Kremlin for the death of a former Russian spy who was poisoned by radioactive material.
Now, Boris Berezovsky himself is dead.
And police are searching his London-area home for possible chemical, radiological or biological evidence.
After more than four years of self-imposed exile, Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf landed in Karachi on Sunday despite threats of arrest and assassination.
Musharraf resigned as president of the south Asian nation five years ago, but he hopes to lead his party in May elections.
He has been living in London and Dubai, and risks possible arrest and the Pakistani Taliban have vowed to assassinate him if he returns to the nation.
In an incident that left neighbors in a Glendale, California, neighborhood surprised but relieved that no one was hurt, a man lost control of his black Cadillac as he drove down his steep driveway Saturday evening.
The car blew through a neighbor's yard, clipped a house and went airborne - landing on the roof of a house.
A water tanker packed with explosives drove into a military checkpoint in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least 17 troops in the ensuing explosion, authorities said.
The deluge of snow from the Rockies to the Midwest won't go away anytime soon, no matter what the calendar says.
Parts of eight states will be under winter storm warning Sunday, despite the fact it's not winter anymore.
The storm threatens to pummel a swath from Missouri to Ohio with 6 to 10 inches of snow, the National Weather Service said.
A winning ticket for Saturday night's $338 million Powerball jackpot was sold in New Jersey, lottery officials said early Sunday.
The ticket matched all six numbers drawn: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and 31.
Atlanta police have issued an arrest warrant for rapper Gucci Mane who allegedly struck a man on the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown Atlanta nightclub.
The man told police he tried to begin a conversation with the rapper at the Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge club when he was "suddenly struck."
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