US Senator Ted Kennedy, pictured in 2000, the last of the storied band of brothers who appeared born to rule, has died after losing a battle with brain cancer, his family said Wednesday. He was 77. (AFP/File/Paul Richards)

U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, a towering figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America's most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died at age 77, his family said. "Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle we loved so deeply, died late Tuesday night at home in Hyannis Port (Massachusetts)," the Kennedy family said in a statement early Wednesday.

Left to right: Japanese President Taro Aso, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and the EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso during the family photo taken on the first day of the G8 Summit in L'Aquila. G8website/Ansa photo by: Maurizio Brambatti

Leaders of the exclusive club of eight industrialized nations open up their forum Thursday to the five fastest developing market economies — Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa — tacit admission that their leadership alone is not enough to fix the world's major problems...

Millions of music fans said goodbye to Michael Jackson Tuesday during an emotional public memorial service that featured performances by fellow entertainers and eulogies by family and friends in Los Angeles.

Millions of music fans said goodbye to Michael Jackson Tuesday during an emotional public memorial service that featured performances by fellow entertainers and eulogies by family and friends in Los Angeles..

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands while meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Monday, July 6, 2009. Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev end a seven-year hiatus in U.S.-Russian summitry on Monday, with each declaring his determination to further cut nuclear arsenals and repair a badly damaged relationship. (AP Photo/Anatoly Maltsev, Pool)

President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a preliminary agreement Monday to reduce the world's two largest nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third, down to the lowest levels of any U.S.-Russia accord, and counter what Obama called "a sense of drift" in the countries' relations.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali KhameneiIran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sternly warned Friday of a crackdown if protesters continue their massive street rallies, escalating the government's showdown with demonstrators demanding a new presidential election.

Iranian supporters of reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi gather on the streets protesting the results of the Iranian presidential election in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, June 13, 2009. Iranian riot police have clashed with supporters of the main opposition candidate in disputed presidential elections. (AP photo)Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police in the heart of Iran's capital Saturday, pelting them with rocks and setting fires in the worst unrest in Tehran in a decade. They accused the hard-line president of using fraud to steal election victory from his reformist rival.

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