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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:33:02 GMT

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Merkel risks setback, challenger seeks boost as state vote kicks off Germany's election year

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:33:02 GMT

BERLIN (AP) — A major state election on Sunday could shake up the campaign for Germany's national election later this year, with the center-left opposition hoping for a morale-boosting victory over Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition.(image)

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Islamists leave Malian town of Diabaly after days of French airstrikes

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 09:05:26 GMT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Video from a Malian town which radical Islamists fled after days of French airstrikes shows the street dotted with burned out vehicles and scattered bullets.(image)

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West African leaders gather for Mali summit as French-led military operation enters 2nd week

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:55:29 GMT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — West African leaders headed to a special Mali summit in Ivory Coast on Saturday to discuss how to step up their role as the French-led military intervention to oust Islamic extremists from power entered its second week.(image)

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South Africa's poaching epidemic sees rise in wounded rhinos, and vets race to treat them

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:51:50 GMT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A high-value target survives two attempts on her life. After recovering from multiple gunshot wounds, she is secretly moved to an undisclosed location in hopes that the killers won't track her down again.(image)

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With Olympic Games approaching, Rio's love hotels clean up for tourists

Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:29:01 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One worker strips mirrored paneling off the ceiling, as another pries up the fiberglass shell of a whirlpool bath. A third man takes a sledgehammer to a life-size statue of Venus de Milo posing topless with a swirl of plaster robes hanging from her waist.(image)

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New video game casts players as rebels to explore Syrian civil war

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:25:54 GMT

BEIRUT (AP) — A new video game based on Syria's civil war challenges players to make the hard choices facing the country's rebels. Is it better to negotiate peace with the regime of President Bashar Assad, for example, or dispatch jihadist fighters to kill pro-government thugs?(image)

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Russian official insists US families approved by courts will be allowed to finalize adoptions

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:22:02 GMT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's ombudsman for children's rights sought on Thursday to reassure American would-be adoptive parents that they will be allowed to take their children back to the United States. But some Americans with court rulings in their favor say they're still in legal limbo.(image)

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Syrian activists say regime troops kill more than 100 people in village in central Syria

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:17:02 GMT

BEIRUT (AP) — Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad swept through a small farming village in central Syria this week, torching houses and shooting and stabbing residents in an attack that killed up to 106 people, including women and children, activists said Thursday.(image)

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Glance: Objects left inside patient after surgery rare, but costly for hospitals

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:56:55 GMT

BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer in Germany claims surgeons left up to 16 objects in her client's body after an operation for prostate cancer. She is seeking €80,000 ($106,216) plus costs for the family of the patient, who has since died. Surgical slips such as these are rare, but with millions of operations performed worldwide each year mistakes do sometimes occur.(image)

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French airstrikes hit key Malian town of Diabaly held by Islamists, fighting erupts in Konna

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:46:03 GMT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Fighting erupted between Islamists and Malian soldiers in the city whose capture by militants first prompted French military intervention, while French forces kept up their bombardments of another key town, fleeing residents said Thursday.(image)

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Defense chief Panetta tells troops he supports Obama's gun control package

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:45:58 GMT

VICENZA, Italy (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta fired off a strong defense of gun control legislation Thursday, in front of a decidedly skeptical audience.(image)

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2 dead, 13 injured after helicopter crashes in central London after hitting crane

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:04:31 GMT

LONDON (AP) — A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour Wednesday, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air. The pilot and one person on the ground were killed and 13 others injured, officials said.(image)

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Brazilian website creates profiles of fake girlfriends and posts them on Facebook

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:25:34 GMT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Want to make your ex-girlfriend jealous? Need to show your friends you are in a serious relationship when you aren't? A Brazilian website says it has the answer: fake girlfriends.(image)

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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta meets Pope Benedict at Vatican

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:45:56 GMT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the leader of the world's largest military, met Pope Benedict XVI, the world's best known advocate for peace, at the Vatican on Wednesday.(image) (image)



Watchdog: Israeli West Bank settlement record shows intent to sabotage Palestinian state

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:16:03 GMT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli watchdog says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's settlement policies during his four-year term show intent to make a Palestinian state impossible to create.(image)

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Israel's Labor leader takes on Netanyahu with social agenda that downplays party's dovish past

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:50:03 GMT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Just seven years after quitting her job as a high-profile media commentator, the leader of Israel's Labor Party appears to be on track to become head of the country's second-largest parliamentary faction and the leading voice against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.(image)

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As French troops bomb militants in Mali, concern rises over terror threat within France

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:14:02 GMT

PARIS (AP) — France's military campaign to stop advancing Islamist insurgents in Mali has been met with a volley of threats from the extremists, feeding fears that the French could be targeted within their own borders. On Tuesday, as security forces stepped up patrols everywhere from airports to the Eiffel Tower, France's top security official issued a grim warning: the enemy is already here.(image)

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Iran says supreme leader's ban rules out nuclear weapons for Islamic Republic

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:56:02 GMT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran sought Tuesday to spell out in its clearest terms yet that it is not seeking nuclear weapons, highlighting a religious decree issued by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that bans nuclear weapons.(image)

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Blasts inside Syrian university kill dozens; regime and rebels blame each other for attack

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:13:39 GMT

BEIRUT (AP) — Twin blasts ripped through a university campus in Syria's largest city on Tuesday as students were taking exams, setting cars alight, blowing the walls off dormitory rooms and killing more than 80 people, according to anti-regime activists and a government official.(image) (image)



2 alleged Russian spies on trial in Germany in throwback to Cold War

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:14:02 GMT

BERLIN (AP) — Dead letter drops. Fake papers with cover stories to match. Secret orders by radio from Moscow.(image)

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Egypt's most underprivileged fall victim in train crash that left 19 dead, 100 injured

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:06:09 GMT

BADRASHEEN, Egypt (AP) — Packed in a rickety train speeding through the night, the poorly fed, pale-looking Egyptian conscripts were coming from some of Egypt's most dirt-poor villages to serve in one of the most miserable, lowly jobs of the security forces — as grunts in an anti-riot force usually deployed against protesters.(image)

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Palestinians say Israeli soldiers shoot, kill teen at West Bank separation barrier

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:39:19 GMT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian near the West Bank separation barrier on Tuesday, Palestinians said. The Israeli military said he had breached the barrier, which separated soldiers from protesters.(image)

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A look at what countries are providing to Mali in its fight against Islamic extremists

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:37:49 GMT

Here's a look at what countries are providing to help Mali's battle against armed Islamic extremists who have occupied the country's north since March. West African nations authorized immediate deployment and France launched attacks last week after fighters pushed even further south, toward the capital, Bamako.(image)

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Top UN rights official says North Korea's human rights record remains 'deplorable'

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:45:22 GMT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday that as many as 200,000 people are being held in North Korean political prison camps rife with torture, rape and slave labor, and that some of the abuses may amount to crimes against humanity.(image)

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Court denies Berlusconi bid to halt pay-for-sex trial, verdict could come before election

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:18:02 GMT

MILAN (AP) — A Milan court on Monday rejected a bid by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi to halt his sex-for-hire trial for Italy's general election campaign, a ruling that makes a verdict likely before the February vote.(image)

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