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Niece of Vladimir Lenin dies in Moscow

MOSCOW (AP) -- Olga Ulyanova, a niece of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin who wrote several books praising her uncle and family, has died in Moscow. She was 89....

Rivals seek new inroads against Venezuela's Chavez

ELORZA, Venezuela (AP) -- Rugged cattle ranchers put down their beers and size up the young politician in cowboy boots as he shakes hands at the country fair, trying to win support in a town considered a stronghold of President Hugo Chavez....

Prince Harry spends night in cold chamber

LONDON (AP) -- Prince Harry has spent the night in a giant freezer to simulate the conditions he will face when he treks to the South Pole in November....

Jordanian teachers strike to protest price hikes

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordanian teachers went on strike to protest price hikes Wednesday as anger mounted over a government decision to lift fuel subsidies, fueling tensions among a population already straining under high unemployment and poverty....

OMG! Online abbreviations make Oxford dictionary

LONDON (AP) -- OMG! LOL! The venerable Oxford English Dictionary approves of the three-letter, Internet-inspired expressions you use for "Oh, my God!" and "Laughing out loud."...

Libyan conflict tests Turkey's regional role

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish leaders are walking a tight rope in the Libya standoff....

Brazilian plastic surgeon says operated on Gadhafi

SAO PAULO (AP) -- It was well past midnight when the Brazilian surgeon says he was escorted deep inside a bunker in the Libyan capital....

Radiation anxiety weighs on tsunami survivors

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Like characters from a science fiction film, the radiation screeners at this Japanese evacuation center wear futuristic white suits, surgical masks and hoods. Silver gamma ray monitors gleam in their hands as they wand all who enter....

Japan's disaster puts pets in dire need

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Their fur caked with mud, pet dogs trot forlornly in rubble-filled streets along Japan's devastated coastline, foraging for scraps and searching for owners....

Iran blasts appointment of UN rights investigator

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Tehran lashed out on Friday at the decision by U.N.'s top human rights body to appoint a special investigator to look into allegations of human rights abuses in Iran, saying the newly created post is "politically motivated" and meant to divert attention from abuses in the United States....

Deaf, disabled kids harmonize in Venezuela program

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela (AP) -- When the choir begins, only some of its young members sing aloud. The rest make music silently through sign language, wearing white gloves as their hands perform an elaborate choreography in unison....

Police: More than 10,000 dead from Japan disaster

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's police agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago has topped 10,000....

'Baby Doc' Duvalier leaves hospital in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was discharged Tuesday from a hospital in the country's capital where he was examined and treated for chest pains....

Jamaica PM says US officials harassed his gov't

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding said Thursday that U.S. Embassy officials displayed a "belligerent attitude" toward his government after Washington sought the extradition of a reputed crime boss with ties to his political party....

Prosecutor: Brazilian police shot unarmed minor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Five police officers were detained Thursday after Brazilian television released amateur video that shows officers repeatedly shooting a 14-year-old boy. The boy survived, but was seriously injured....

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