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Scientists discover 12 new frog species in India

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Years of combing tropical mountain forests, shining flashlights under rocks and listening for croaks in the night have paid off for a team of Indian scientists that has discovered 12 new frog species plus three others thought to have been extinct....

Libyan children start school year without Gadhafi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Boys and girls chanted slogans against Moammar Gadhafi and teachers hanged an effigy of the fugitive leader Saturday as many Libyan children started their first school year without the "brother leader" dictating the curriculum....

SF Chinatown fears new subway could be scrapped

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's tough to get a seat on Stockton 30, the bus that runs through the heart of Chinatown. It's so gritty the bus has been dubbed the "Dirty 30," so packed its riders often have to elbow their way on....

Artist William Kentridge on stage in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African artist William Kentridge is perhaps best known for his charcoal drawings and videos in which those drawings seem to dance....

Artist William Kentridge on stage in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African artist William Kentridge is perhaps best known for his charcoal drawings and videos in which those drawings seem to dance....

Artist William Kentridge on stage in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African artist William Kentridge is perhaps best known for his charcoal drawings and videos in which those drawings seem to dance....

Sect attack claim complicates Nigeria crisis

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Christians and Muslims have clashed for years in central Nigeria, a conflict that took an unexpected turn when Islamist insurgents based in the northeast claimed responsibility for deadly weekend raids on Christian villages....

UBS co-heads of equities department resign

GENEVA (AP) -- UBS says the co-heads of its Global Equities department have resigned following the trading scandal that cost the Swiss bank $2.3 billion....

Soviet childhood: journey from Lenin to the Bible

MOSCOW (AP) -- In September 1991, when the Soviet Union was living out its final months, I was a first-grader with one thing on my mind: the red badge with the portrait of Vladimir Lenin as a toddler....

Cambodian leader welcomes Thai ex-PM Thaksin

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia's leader welcomed exiled former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for talks Saturday, just two days after hosting Thaksin's sister, Thailand's current prime minister....

Irish man arrested in Brazil with cocaine in gut

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian federal police say an Irish man has been arrested with nearly two pounds of cocaine in his gut....

Brazil hikes car duties by 30 percentage points

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Seeking to protect local industry, the Brazilian government is sharply raising taxes on imported cars and trucks under a decree published Friday in the country's Federal Register....

Brazil judge's murder points to vigilante power

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Judge Patricia Acioli was known for wielding a "heavy hammer," especially against rogue police who have formed illegal vigilante gangs. She had put more than 60 officers behind bars, most of them for murder....

Finns release Somali terror suspect, hold another

HELSINKI (AP) -- Finnish police have released a Somali woman arrested on suspicion of financing terrorism but are holding a Somali man as they further probe allegations that he recruited potential terrorists, authorities said Friday....

Alleged renegade UBS trader had luxury lifestyle

LONDON (AP) -- Educated at an exclusive school in a picturesque patch of English countryside, Ghana-born trader Kweku Adoboli was known to neighbors as a polite and well dressed young man who mixed grueling hours in London's financial district with a lavish social life in the capital's nightspots....

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