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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.