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Shelter life takes mental toll on Japan evacuees

KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) -- Life in evacuation shelters is taking a severe psychological toll on those left homeless by Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, a situation likely to worsen as tens of thousands face the prospect of staying at least the rest of the year in temporary housing....

US waits for economic reforms by new partner India

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama calls U.S. relations with India a defining partnership of the 21st century. But despite India's approval this week of a major defense deal, the U.S. still has a hard time doing business with the world's second most populous nation....

Obama: No fears of double-dip recession

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a spate of discouraging economic reports, President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday he's not afraid of the country slipping into a double-dip recession. But at the same time he displayed some impatience that the pace of the recovery has "got to accelerate."...

NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep

New Zealanders were mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep Tuesday, a shaggy national icon named Shrek who was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years....

NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep

New Zealanders were mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep on Tuesday, a shaggy national icon named Shrek who was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years....

Coalition informant plays both sides of Afghan war

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan man with a grizzled beard puts his life at risk every time he chats with U.S. Lt. Col. William Chlebowski....

Coalition informant plays both sides of Afghan war

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan man with a grizzled beard puts his life at risk every time he chats with U.S. Lt. Col. William Chlebowski....

Rains send rivers dangerously higher in Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Several days of heavy rain sent rivers higher Monday across much of the Caribbean, destroying houses, setting off landslides and forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. The storm has been blamed for four deaths in the region, officials said Monday....

Tijuana mayor ordered held for 2 more days

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday ordered a former Tijuana mayor held an additional two days on possible weapons and organized crime charges, while the government insisted an early-morning raid on the self-proclaimed billionaire's home wasn't an effort to hurt an opposition party ahead of elections....

Tijuana mayor ordered held for 2 more days

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday ordered a former Tijuana mayor held an additional two days on possible weapons and organized crime charges, while the government insisted an early-morning raid on the self-proclaimed billionaire's home wasn't an effort to hurt an opposition party ahead of elections....

What kind of leftist president for Peru?

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- In his first, failed run to be Peru's president, Ollanta Humala projected the image of a radical leftist in Hugo Chavez's mold. This time, he called the Venezuelan leader's socialist-oriented economic model flawed, and sought moderate allies and courted Washington....

Troops: What does terror chief's death mean to war

COMBAT OUTPOST ANDAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- In encounters with troops in Afghanistan this past week, the question Defense Secretary Robert Gates heard more than any other was this: What does Osama bin Laden's death mean for the war?...

Ukraine professors defend Palestinian engineer

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Former professors of a Palestinian engineer captured in Ukraine and sent to Israel to face charges he built missiles for the militant group Hamas refute allegations in his indictment that he was taught weapons systems....

To save power, Tokyo employees start workday early

TOKYO (AP) -- Facing a summer power crunch, some Tokyo city government employees began working an hour earlier Monday to conserve energy amid shortages caused by damage to a tsunami-hit nuclear plant....

Royal couple to get new London digs

LONDON (AP) -- Most everyone wants a pied a terre in London, a fine city that showcases the arts and music and at times fine food. But only a select few can get a small renovated apartment in Kensington Palace to call home when they are in town....

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