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Ambassador plot casts light on Iran's strike force

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Among the many mysteries inside Iran's ruling hierarchy, the Quds Force has a special place in the shadows....

French prosecutor drops Strauss-Kahn case

PARIS (AP) -- The Paris prosecutor's office on Thursday dropped its investigation into a writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her, though it said the former IMF chief admitted to behavior that could qualify as sexual assault....

Saudi-backed religious tolerance center opens

VIENNA (AP) -- Saudi Arabia inaugurated an interfaith center in Vienna Thursday and its foreign minister said he hoped the spirit of tolerance embodied by the new institution will help change his conservative Muslim country, which prohibits any religion except Islam....

Eni reopens gas pipeline from Libya to Italy

MILAN (AP) -- The Eni oil company reopened the Greenstream natural gas pipeline connecting Libya and Italy on Thursday for the first time in eight months....

Transsexual makes debut in new Polish parliament

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A transsexual woman and an openly gay man took seats in Poland's newly elected parliament Tuesday, historic firsts that reflect profound social change in this traditionally Roman Catholic country....

G-20 considers boosting IMF role in eurozone

PARIS (AP) -- The finance chiefs of the world's leading economies opened the door Saturday for the International Monetary Fund to play a bigger role in fighting the eurozone's escalating debt troubles....

Kidnappings: Kenya to pursue militants in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Signaling a stepped-up campaign against Somali militants, Kenya's top security chiefs said Saturday that Kenyan forces will pursue militants into Somalia, a response to a spate of attacks in which four Europeans have been kidnapped and one killed since September....

Gunmen take 2 Spanish aid workers at Kenyan camp

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Suspected Somali gunmen kidnapped two Spanish logistics workers from Doctors Without Borders in the world's largest refugee camp Thursday, triggering a police pursuit by land and air shortly after a spate of similar attacks on Kenya's coastal resorts....

2 out of 3 adults in England overweight or obese

LONDON (AP) -- More than 60 percent of adults in England are overweight or obese, according to new figures by the national public health agency....

UK says Britons need to cut 5 billion calories

LONDON (AP) -- British health officials say the country needs to slash 5 billion calories from its collective daily diet to slow the obesity epidemic....

Explosion hits restaurant in Brazil; 3 killed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- An explosion likely caused by a gas leak ripped through a restaurant in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring 13, officials said....

Explosion hits restaurant in Brazil; 3 killed

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- An explosion likely caused by a gas leak ripped through a restaurant in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, killing at least three people and injuring 13, officials said....

Kazakhstan passes restrictive religion law

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Kazakhstan's president on Thursday approved a bill tightening registration rules for religious groups that has been described by critics as a blow to freedom of belief in the ex-Soviet nation....

Kazakhstan passes restrictive religion law

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Kazakhstan's president on Thursday approved a bill tightening registration rules for religious groups that has been described by critics as a blow to freedom of belief in the ex-Soviet nation....

Obama blames plot to kill Saudi diplomat on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that officials at the "highest levels" of the Iranian government must be held accountable for a brazen and bizarre plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil, insisting leaders of the world will believe the U.S. case without dispute once they absorb the details....

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