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Doctors remove knife from man's head after 4 years

BEIJING (AP) -- Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch (10-centimeter) knife from the skull of a man who said it had been stuck in there for four years, the hospital said Friday....

Kate's see-through dress goes up for auction

LONDON (AP) -- Kate Middleton's fashion choices have been in the spotlight ever since her engagement to Prince William. Now, a famous frock from Middleton's university years may be the hottest item at an auction - just weeks before the royal wedding....

Italian hostage in Algeria speaks in audio message

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An Arab satellite channel broadcast a purported audio message Friday by an Italian woman saying she is being held hostage in Algeria by Al-Qaida's North Africa offshoot. It was the first sign of her since her kidnapping earlier this month....

Israeli reporters in Cairo provide rare coverage

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's historic peace treaty with Egypt provided an unexpected dividend: For the first time ever, the Israeli press corps was able to cover a crisis in the Arab world on the ground....

Uganda challenger rejects presidential vote tally

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Returns from Uganda's presidential election announced Saturday showed President Yoweri Museveni with a huge lead over his rival, making it likely he will extend his 25-year hold on power. The top challenger said the results were not acceptable and was considering his options....

Malaysia police nab 3 for stealing 725,000 condoms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police have arrested three suspects involved in the heist of some 725,000 condoms, which have not yet been found....

Chevron foundation, USAID give Nigeria $50M

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Chevron Corp.'s foundation and USAID are to pour $50 million into Nigeria's impoverished delta where militants have kidnapped foreign oil workers and demanded that more oil profits come back to the region, the U.S. oil giant said Thursday....

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo seizes 4 international banks

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Ivory Coast's incumbent leader who is clinging to power seized four major international banks Friday that had closed their operations earlier this week, attempting to pay civil servants amid a deepening liquidity crisis....

Amnesty alleges Egypt military abused protesters

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Detainees held in lockups run by Egypt's military say they were forced to strip to their underwear, whipped and subjected to electric shocks, according to testimony published Thursday....

Egypt arrests 3 ex-ministers, corruption alleged

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities arrested on Thursday former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly and two other ex-ministers who are under investigation for corruption, security officials said....

Afghan court slaps prison time on Kabul Bank execs

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan tribunal convicted two top executives from Kabul Bank and sentenced them to five-year prison terms on Tuesday for their role in a massive corruption scandal that led to the collapse of Afghanistan's largest bank and threatened the country's fragile economy....

Obama says he'd repeat bin Laden raid

LONDON (AP) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says he would order another covert military raid like that which killed Osama bin Laden if it was necessary to stop terrorist attacks....

Post-Mubarak, Egypt protesters now pushing army

CAIRO (AP) -- A week after Hosni Mubarak's fall, the young activists who launched Egypt's uprising are pushing to ensure the final prize, a real democracy. But already they see threats. The new military rulers have not broken the former ruling party's hold and are evasive about their future plans. And the protesters' "revolution" itself faces splintering....

British cave yields ice-age skull cups

LONDON (AP) -- Ice age Britons drank from human skulls and may even have eaten flesh and bone marrow, but they were far from barbarians....

British cave yields ice-age skull cups

LONDON (AP) -- Ice age Britons drank from human skulls and may even have eaten flesh and bone marrow, but they were far from barbarians....

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