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Rioting prisoners in Lebanon hold 3 guards hostage

BEIRUT (AP) -- Several hundred inmates demanding improved conditions at Lebanon's largest prison took three guards hostage and set fire inside one of the buildings on Tuesday, a Lebanese security official said....

Rioting prisoners in Lebanon hold 3 guards hostage

BEIRUT (AP) -- Several hundred inmates demanding improved conditions at Lebanon's largest prison took three guards hostage and set fire inside one of the buildings on Tuesday, a Lebanese security official said....

Rioting prisoners in Lebanon hold 3 guards hostage

BEIRUT (AP) -- Several hundred inmates demanding improved conditions at Lebanon's largest prison took three guards hostage and set fire inside one of the buildings on Tuesday, a Lebanese security official said....

Germany won't funnel oil money from India to Iran

BERLIN (AP) -- A plan for India to funnel oil payments to Iran through Germany's central bank at a time when Tehran faces international sanctions has been scrapped, a German government official said Tuesday....

Horse dreams dashed, German teen turns to cow Luna

LAUFEN, Germany (AP) -- When Regina Mayer's parents dashed her hopes of getting a horse, the resourceful 15-year-old didn't sit in her room and sulk. Instead, she turned to a cow called Luna to make her riding dreams come true....

Spain: Suspect shows girlfriend's body via webcam

MADRID (AP) -- A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend used a webcam to show her body to his father, who notified authorities before the young man could harm his girlfriend's younger sister, police said Tuesday....

Libyan rebels to resume oil exports through tanker

LONDON (AP) -- A tanker arrived in Libya's rebel-held port of Marsa el-Hariga on Tuesday to load up a shipment of oil for export, potentially giving opponents of Moammar Gadhafi crucial funding amid escalating violence....

109 detainees escape Malaysia immigration center

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Detainees set fire to a Malaysian immigration center and about 100 of them escaped as the blaze partially gutted the facility, officials said Tuesday....

Picasso loan to West Bank a study in complications

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian art academy is preparing to spruce itself up for a famous guest: a $7 million Pablo Picasso masterpiece that would be the first displayed in the West Bank. But simply arranging the painting's journey remains a far more difficult work in progress over complications such as finding reliable transport and clearing Israeli checkpoints....

Ozone layer faces record 40 pct loss over Arctic

GENEVA (AP) -- The protective ozone layer in the Arctic that keeps out the sun's most damaging rays - ultraviolet radiation - has thinned about 40 percent this winter, a record drop, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday....

Ozone layer faces record loss over Arctic

GENEVA (AP) -- The depletion of the ozone layer shielding Earth from damaging ultraviolet rays has reached an unprecedented low over the Arctic this spring because of harmful chemicals and a cold winter, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday....

Gbagbo negotiating surrender, says Ouattara ally

PARIS (AP) -- Ivory Coast's ambassador to France, who was appointed by the country's democratically elected leader Alassane Ouattara, says embattled strongman Laurent Gbagbo is negotiating his surrender....

UK leader calls on Pakistan, India to make peace

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The British prime minister urged Pakistan and India to build on recent, tentative steps toward better relations, saying Tuesday the "time was now ripe" for both nations to put their history of war and mistrust behind them....

2 US missionaries slain at ransacked Mexico home

EL CERCADO, Mexico (AP) -- John Casias found his calling when he joined a Texas church group that came to preach the Gospel in the little Mexican town of El Cercado in the early 1980s....

Crime wave grips Egypt, absence of police blamed

CAIRO (AP) -- Gunmen kidnapped a grandniece of Anwar Sadat and demanded a ransom. In one southern city, robbers didn't bother to wait until dark to target pedestrians. In another, a brawl between two school children led to a gunbattle that killed five....

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