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Australian 'collar bomb' victim relieved at arrest

SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian teenager who spent 10 hours with a fake bomb chained to her neck said Wednesday she is relieved the FBI has arrested a man accused of breaking into her home and tethering the device to her as part of an elaborate extortion plot....

Tajikistan bans minors from entering mosques

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) -- Tajikistan's authoritarian leader has approved a law barring minors from praying in mosques as his secular government seeks to minimize the rising influence of Islam in the Central Asian nation....

Israeli lawmaker says he offered Mubarak asylum

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Several months ago, Israel offered embattled Hosni Mubarak asylum but the then-president of Egypt turned the offer down "because he was a patriot," an Israeli lawmaker said Wednesday....

In Nordics, ethnic tensions beneath placid surface

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- He feared immigrants, kept a victims' list that included a famous black hip-hop artist, and allegedly stalked his targets with a gun....

In Nordics, ethnic tensions beneath placid surface

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- He feared immigrants, kept a victims' list that included a famous black hip-hop artist, and allegedly stalked his targets with a gun....

In Nordics, ethnic tensions beneath placid surface

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- He feared immigrants, kept a victims' list that included a famous black hip-hop artist, and allegedly stalked his targets with a gun....

Key events in rule, trial of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court ordered Wednesday the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, but it is not yet clear if the ailing ex-leader will walk free after over two years in detention, officials said....

Key dates in the life of Egypt's Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) -- Key dates in the life of Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, whose trial is to begin on Wednesday....

Key dates in the life of Egypt's Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) -- Key dates in the life of Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, whose trial is to begin on Wednesday....

Haiti lawmakers reject leader's 2nd pick for PM

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Haitian lawmakers rejected President Michel Martelly's second pick for prime minister Tuesday, delivering a major blow to the new leader as he struggles to get a government in place almost three months after taking office....

9 pollsters free after disappearing in west Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Nine Mexican polling company workers were released Wednesday, several days after they were apparently kidnapped in a western region plagued by drug-cartel violence....

Argentine top court justice rented out brothels

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An Argentine Supreme Court justice faces a possible ethics investigation for renting out apartments used for prostitution....

Lawyer: France to extradite Noriega to Panama

PARIS (AP) -- French authorities have agreed to extradite former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to his native Panama, his lawyer said Tuesday....

Egypt prosecutor to appeal Mubarak trial verdicts

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's top prosecutor is appealing the verdicts in the trial of Egypt's ousted president and others, acquitting Hosni Mubarak and his two sons on corruption charges and clearing senior police officers of complicity in killing protesters, an official said on Sunday....

AP Exclusive: Timing of US drone strike questioned

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The American ambassador to Islamabad phoned Washington with an urgent plea: Stop an imminent CIA drone strike against militants on the Pakistani side of the Afghan border....

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