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Italy: Gadhafi likely fled Tripoli, not Libya

ROME (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi may have fled Tripoli and a top Catholic official in that city reports that the Libyan strongman has been hurt, the Italian foreign minister said Friday....

Computer glitch forces redo of US visa lottery

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A computer glitch corrupted the State Department's annual worldwide lottery for U.S. immigrant visas and the results will be scratched, the Obama administration said Friday, disappointing tens of thousands of would-be immigrants who were notified this year that they had won a chance to come and live legally in the United States....

Greek officials urge calm after racist attacks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Government officials appealed for calm Friday after three days of attacks by ultranationalist mobs on dark-skinned foreigners in Athens, sparked by the fatal mugging of a Greek man in the capital's crime-infested center....

Greek officials urge calm after racist attacks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Government officials appealed for calm Friday after three days of attacks by ultranationalist mobs on dark-skinned foreigners in Athens, sparked by the fatal mugging of a Greek man in the capital's crime-infested center....

London plans floating walkway on River Thames

LONDON (AP) -- A Singapore investment company will build a 60 million-pound ($97 million), kilometer-long (half-mile) walkway on the River Thames in time for the 2012 Olympic summer games, the city's mayor said Friday....

Musharraf says he will return to Pakistan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said Friday he will return to his homeland no later than next March to resume his political ambitions despite facing arrest warrants in connection with the slaying of an ex-prime minister....

AP sources: US Mideast envoy plans to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's special Mideast envoy, former Senator George Mitchell, plans to resign after more than two largely fruitless years of trying to press Israel and the Palestinians into peace talks, U.S. officials said....

In Russia, teen complains of adoptive US parents

MOSCOW (AP) -- A teenager adopted by an American couple has returned to Russia, claiming that his adoptive family treated him badly and that he lived on the streets of Philadelphia and stole just to survive, Russian state media reported....

Jewels from one of Britain's richest women on sale

LONDON (AP) -- Still can't get enough of Britain's aristocratic headgear? Following hot on the heels of the royal wedding hatwalk, the crowning jewels of the country's once wealthiest woman are being offered for sale - a Victorian pearl-and-diamond tiara, bracelet, and brooch which auction house Christie's hopes will fetch as much as 1.9 million pounds ($3.1 million)....

Experts debate destroying last smallpox viruses

LONDON (AP) -- Smallpox, one of the world's deadliest diseases, eradicated three decades ago, is kept alive under tight security today in just two places - the United States and Russia....

How one Japanese village defied the tsunami

FUDAI, Japan (AP) -- In the rubble of Japan's northeast coast, one small village stands as tall as ever after the tsunami. No homes were swept away. In fact, they barely got wet....

Baby leopards, bear found in bags at Thai airport

BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities at Bangkok's international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were headed for Dubai....

Spain's Telefonica Q1 profits down modestly

MADRID (AP) -- Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica says its first quarter profits fell 1.9 percent to euro1.6 billion ($2.26 billion) compared to a year ago, dragged down by a weak performance in its domestic market....

Communists overthrown in 2 Indian states

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Voters in India ousted Communists from their two main bastions in state elections as the country's ruling Congress party and its allies emerged mostly victorious Friday despite high-profile corruption scandals....

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