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Spaniards fearing aftershocks flee quake city

LORCA, Spain (AP) -- Thousands of Spaniards fled this small agricultural city Thursday, fearing major aftershocks might level it after the country's deadliest earthquakes in 55 years killed nine people and caused extensive damage....

2 quakes in Spain kill 7, injure dozens

MADRID (AP) -- Two earthquakes struck southeast Spain in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least seven people, injuring dozens and causing major damage to buildings, officials said....

UK launches diplomatic blitz in emerging economies

LONDON (AP) -- Britain will withdraw officials from Afghanistan and Europe to fund a diplomatic blitz in China and India aimed at securing new trading ties with the world's emerging economic powers, the country's government said Wednesday....

Canada court lets injection facility remain open

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- North America's only legal drug injection facility saves lives and should stay open, Canada's Supreme Court ruled Friday....

Bruni's Cannes no-show fuels pregnancy buzz

PARIS (AP) -- When organizers of the Cannes Film Festival announced weeks ago that it would open with Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," which features French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in a small but much-hyped role, the paparazzi had visions of the one-time top model and President Nicolas Sarkozy racheting up the bling factor on the red carpet....

Al-Jazeera: Syria sent detained reporter to Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Syrian officials say their government has sent an Iranian-born Al-Jazeera correspondent, who also has American and Canadian citizenship, to Tehran following her detention last month in Damascus....

Most nuclear plans on track outside Japan, Germany

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan and Germany are limiting or phasing out reliance on nuclear power after the Fukushima accident - moves that could raise petroleum prices - but most of the rest of the world is undaunted in its pursuit of nuclear energy....

Art crashes into authority in play about Ai Weiwei

LONDON (AP) -- Ai Weiwei appears to be standing in front of a London theater, which would be some trick, even for the provocative and unpredictable Chinese artist....

Prince William and Kate end Seychelles honeymoon

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Britain's newly married Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, have left the island nation of the Seychelles after a 10-day honeymoon, officials said Saturday....

Fruit and vegetables rot as hunger stalks India

SOLAN, India (AP) -- For Sunil Sharma, a young tomato farmer in northern India, trucking his produce to New Delhi's wholesale vegetable market is a weekly obstacle course - and a race against time....

In Libya's once gilded economy, a pause

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Towering above the Libyan capital's coastline, the sleek silver Marriott Hotel opened three months ago as the latest symbol of the North African nation's oil-fueled investment boom. Ten days after its Feb. 15 opening, however, it shut its doors as mass unrest engulfed the country and quickly turned violent....

Pakistan government skipping chance to weaken army

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden gave Pakistan's weak civilian government a rare chance to wrest some power away from an influential military establishment that suddenly faced unusual public criticism over its failure to detect the al-Qaida leader and prevent the foreign incursion....

Storyteller works to cheer Japan tsunami victims

ICHINOSEKI, Japan (AP) -- The traditional Japanese storyteller kneels in front of a room full of families that have lost everything - their homes, their loved ones, their entire town - and his face stretches into a broad grin....

Debate rages about food aid to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The U.N. says hunger is driving some North Koreans to eat more wild grass, and humanitarians are pressuring the U.S. and South Korea to send food. But South Koreans who study the North say the crisis has been overstated....

West accuses Iran of shipping arms to Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The four Western powers trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program accused Tehran on Thursday of shipping arms to Syria in violation of U.N. sanctions and ignoring demands to open key nuclear facilities to U.N. inspectors....

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