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Mosque attack shows changes in Indonesia terrorism

CIREBON, Indonesia (AP) -- Muhammad Syarif was by all accounts a hothead: He smashed up shops that sold liquor, argued about religion, kicked people he deemed lazy. Last week, he blew himself up in a mosque packed with police, injuring 30....

McCain lauds anti-Gadhafi force during Libya visit

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the American military intervention in Libya, said Friday that Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's troops are his heroes....

Pope talks of suffering during Good Friday TV show

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI consoled a 7-year-old Japanese girl, reassured a mother about her ailing son's soul and advised a Muslim woman that dialogue was the way to peace in Ivory Coast....

Filipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) -- Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation....

Mexican hunger-striker gets trip to royal wedding

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fairy tale has come true for a poor Mexican teenager who spent 16 days on a hunger strike hoping to wrangle an invitation to Britain's royal wedding. Touched by her attempt, a good Samaritan put up the airfare to London, where she hopes to at least watch the festivities from outside Westminster Abbey....

Thai, Cambodian troops clash again at border

BANGKOK (AP) -- Troops from Thailand and Cambodia have exchanged fire again at the countries' disputed border....

Troops from Thailand, Cambodia in border clash

BANGKOK (AP) -- A long-running border conflict between Thailand and Cambodia flared anew Friday, with troops from the two Southeast Asian countries exchanging fire along their disputed frontier, security officials from both nations said....

In Argentina, Vargas Llosa insists on free speech

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa thanked Argentina's president Thursday for preventing Argentine intellectuals from blocking his keynote address at the nation's annual book fair....

2 brothers' lives upended in Libyan fight

ABOARD THE IONIAN SPIRIT (AP) -- The scene was testimony to the wrenching changes war brings. It turned Dr. Ali Salhi, a Libyan dentist, into a battlefield medic. In a ship's corridor transformed into an intensive care unit, the patient he hovered over was his little brother, a lawyer who became a fighter to defend their home city Misrata from Moammar Gadhafi's forces....

Bodies found at home of missing French family

NANTES, France (AP) -- French police have exhumed five bodies from a freshly dug grave at a house in the northwestern city of Nantes - believed to be a family who went missing almost three weeks ago....

Troops celebrate Queen's birthday

LONDON (AP) -- With his face half-hidden under a bearskin hat, Prince William rode through central London on horseback Saturday as part of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday celebration....

Japanese utility likely to survive nuclear crisis

TOKYO (AP) -- Some would consign the Tokyo utility embroiled in Japan's worst-ever nuclear plant disaster to the corporate graveyard....

Clinton: Gadhafi may be using cluster bombs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Thursday that Moammar Gadhafi's government may be targeting Libyan civilians with cluster bombs, cautiously endorsing claims by rebels and human rights groups that the Libyan strongman's troops are using the indiscriminate weapon on the western city of Misrata....

Archbishop urges support for Kate and William

LONDON (AP) -- The archbishop who will marry Prince William and Kate Middleton has made a short film about his role in the royal wedding, and urged people to support the royal couple in the weeks, months and years to come....

Europe, especially France, hit by measles outbreak

GENEVA (AP) -- Europe, especially France, has been hit by a major outbreak of measles, which the U.N. health agency is blaming on the failure to vaccinate all children....

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