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Afghan governance lagging gains on battlefield

BABOUS, Afghanistan (AP) -- "Looks like this was a bust," Lt. Col. William Chlebowski said when local leaders didn't show up for a meeting in this dusty village in eastern Afghanistan....

US, allies eye post-Gadhafi Libya

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Donors pledged more than $1.3 billion dollars to help support Libya's main opposition group on Thursday as countries backing NATO's military mission there met to prepare for the post-Moammar Gadhafi era....

Former Polish president Lech Walesa hospitalized

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Lech Walesa, the anti-communist dissident who founded Solidarity in Poland, has been hospitalized in his hometown of Gdansk with a fever and gastric ailments....

AP Exclusive: Hamas considers hands-off approach

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- After four years of turbulent rule in the Gaza Strip, the Islamic militant group Hamas is weighing a new strategy of not directly participating in future governments even if it wins elections - an approach aimed at avoiding isolation by the world community and allowing for continued economic aid....

India's most prominent painter, M.F. Hussain, dies

NEW DELHI (AP) -- M.F. Hussain, a former movie billboard artist who rose to become India's most sought-after painter before going into self-imposed exile during an uproar over nude images of Hindu icons, died Thursday. He was 95....

Elephant kills man during city rampage in India

MYSORE, India (AP) -- A wild elephant gored a man to death, lunged at vehicles in traffic and injured several people during a five-hour rampage through Mysore in southern India after farmers chased it from a field outside the city....

Elephant kills man during city rampage in India

MYSORE, India (AP) -- A wild elephant gored a man to death, lunged at vehicles in traffic and injured several people during a five-hour rampage through Mysore in southern India after farmers chased it from a field outside the city....

Gunmen kidnap 4 Chinese oil workers in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Authorities in Colombia say gunmen have kidnapped four Chinese citizens who work for a British energy company. Officials are blaming the incident on the FARC rebel group....

Gunmen kidnap 4 Chinese oil workers in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Authorities in Colombia say gunmen have kidnapped four Chinese citizens who work for a British energy company. Officials are blaming the incident on the FARC rebel group....

UN chief calls for global action to end AIDS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for global action Wednesday to put an end to AIDS by 2020 and relegate the killer disease to the history books....

UN chief calls for global action to end AIDS

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for global action Wednesday to put an end to AIDS by 2020 and relegate the killer disease to the history books....

New blog entry asserts gay Syrian was a hoax

CAIRO (AP) -- A new entry Sunday in a blog purportedly by a lesbian Syrian-American living in Damascus asserted that the entire saga was a hoax, supposedly written by a man....

Existence of Syrian-American blogger questioned

BEIRUT (AP) -- The existence of a blogger who claimed to be a Syrian-American lesbian came into question on Wednesday after a woman in Britain said photographs circulating on the Internet were of her, not the blogger supposedly in Damascus....

Gates presses US allies to do more against Libya

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Obama administration challenged five key military allies Wednesday to take on a greater share of the NATO-led air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, illustrating the strains of a three-month intervention in Libya that has no time frame for an exit....

Tea Obreht wins Orange Prize for Fiction

LONDON (AP) -- Tea Obreht has won the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, "The Tiger's Wife."...

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