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Jailed Christian convert is freed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan man who was jailed for nine months for converting to Christianity has been released after an intense campaign by international diplomatic missions and Christian activists, an official said Friday....

UN unfreezes assets of 2 Libyan banks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday ordered assets of two Libyan banks that had been under the control of Moammar Gadhafi to be unfrozen, clearing the way for the return of more than $40 billion to help the new government rebuild the country....

Journalist booted from US says husband hid spying

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The Peruvian journalist deported by the United States to Russia in a spy swap last year says that she never spied for Moscow - and that her husband hid his espionage from her until the couple's arrest....

West may rue close ties to Libya's Gadhafi

LONDON (AP) -- When Moammar Gadhafi told the world he was a changed man, some leaders were skeptical. Others, like Britain's Tony Blair, were quicker to see the benefits of rapprochement with the oil-rich nation....

West may rue close ties to Libya's Gadhafi

LONDON (AP) -- When Moammar Gadhafi told the world he was a changed man, some leaders were skeptical. Others, like Britain's Tony Blair, were quicker to see the benefits of rapprochement with the oil-rich nation....

Suspect in 21 killings indicted in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A man accused of killing 21 people is among five people indicted on federal racketeering charges involving an organization that sold drugs in Puerto Rico, federal officials said Thursday....

Suspect in 21 killings indicted in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A man accused of killing 21 people is among five people indicted on federal racketeering charges involving an organization that sold drugs in Puerto Rico, federal officials said Thursday....

Libya's second city learns to govern itself

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libyans in the eastern half of the country find themselves in an unimaginable situation: Freed from Moammar Gadhafi's rule for the first time in more than four decades....

Swiss identify nearly $1 billion assets to freeze

GENEVA (AP) -- The Swiss government says it has identified potential assets to be frozen worth 830 million Swiss francs ($957 million) belonging to Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi and the ousted presidents of Egypt and Tunisia....

Saudi man charged with plotting terrorist attack

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A young college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas purchased explosive chemicals over the Internet as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday....

US says Cuba has set date to try detained American

HAVANA (AP) -- An American contractor jailed since December 2009 on suspicion of spying will go on trial in Cuba on March 4, U.S. diplomats and state-run Cuban media said Thursday, in a case sure to have profound ramifications for relations between the two Cold War enemies....

'Oliver Twist' workhouse saved from demolition

LONDON (AP) -- The British government announced Monday it has given protected status to a former workhouse thought to have inspired Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist," a move that should save the building from demolition....

Egyptians, Tunisians try to help Libyan neighbors

CAIRO (AP) -- Having successfully toppled their own autocratic rulers, Egyptian and Tunisians are rushing to the aid of their Libyan neighbors with hastily organized blood drives, field hospitals and convoys of food and medicine....

Iran: No hostile intentions for ships in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Iran's navy chief says Iran had "no hostile intentions" by sending two warships to the Mediterranean for the first time in more than 30 years....

Report: Chechnya's leader looking for 2nd wife

MOSCOW (AP) -- The bullnecked and bearded leader of Russia's predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya revealed on Thursday that he is on the hunt for a second wife....

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