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Kandahar mayor killed in south


The mayor of Kandahar was assassinated on Wednesday by a suicide bomber who hid explosives in his turban, the third top-ranking official to be slain this month, Afghan officials said.

Mayor Ghu

Toddler found alive in rubble of China train crash


A toddler was rescued about 21 hours after a crash involving two high-speed trains in eastern China killed at least 43 people and injured more than 200 others, state media reported on Sunday.


Iran wants to end nuke secrecy to move ahead openly


Iran's president wants to shed the nation's secrecy and forge ahead openly with developing nuclear weapons but is opposed by the clerical leadership, which is worried about international reaction to s

News Corp. stock up as Murdochs questioned in UK


News Corp.'s stock rose on Tuesday as CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, were questioned by a British parliamentary committee about phone hacking at the now-closed News of the World tabloid.


France's World Cup-winning midfielder Patrick Vieira retires


France's World Cup-winning midfielder Patrick Vieira retired on Thursday to take up a role as football development executive with Manchester City, where he will help guide and mentor young players.


Pakistani couple sues airline over threat hoax


A Pakistani couple is suing American Airlines after they were escorted off a plane in handcuffs based on a telephone hijacking threat that turned out to be a hoax.

The lawsuit, transferred to federa

Pope Benedict XVI tweets for the first time

Pope Benedict XVI has tweeted for the first time, announcing the launch of a Vatican news information portal.

Benedict's tweet on Tuesday read: "Dear Friends, I just launched News.va Praised be our L

Fire hits riot-wracked Venezuelan prison


Fire ripped through a prison where thousands of Venezuelan troops struggled to put down a revolt by inmates as dozens of horrified relatives tried to watch the fighting.

Officials gave few descripti

Finally, an E coli answer: It was the sprouts

After a month of searching and testing thousands of vegetables, simple detective work trumped science in the hunt for the source of the world's deadliest E. coli outbreak.

The culprit: German-grown

NATO unleashes blistering airstrikes in Libya

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Muammar Gaddafi stood defiant in the face of the heaviest and most punishing NATO airstrikes yet at least 40 thunderous daylight attacks that sent plumes of smoke billowing above the Libyan leader'

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