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Cholera surges in Haiti's Central Plateau

MIREBALAIS, Haiti (AP) -- An old man with sunken cheeks is so dehydrated he must be carried down the dirt lane to a clinic where the air is thick with the odor of bleach. Minutes later, a worried father enters, carrying a two-year-old girl in a frilly white dress, her eyes sunken and unfocused....

Newspapers voice disquiet at UK media regulation

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's politicians have finally struck a deal to regulate their country's press. Whether the press will allow itself to be regulated is another question....

Georgian journalist says he spied for Russia

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- The personal photographer to the Georgian president was shown on television Saturday confessing to supplying a colleague with secret information that was then sent to a Russian secret service....

3 photographers charged with spying in Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) -- Three photojournalists arrested in Georgia this week have been charged with espionage, the lawyer for one of them said Saturday....

IMF approves $4.3 billion loan for Greece

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund has approved a $4.3 billion loan installment to Greece, following an economic review....

South Sudan celebrates birth with raising of flag

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan celebrated its first day as an independent nation Saturday, raising its flag before tens of thousands of cheering citizens elated to reach the end of a 50-year struggle....

Senegal, AU seal deal on ex-Chad dictator trial

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal and the African Union have finalized a deal on how to try a former Chadian dictator who is accused of ordering thousands of political opponents to be tortured or killed....

Hugo Chavez coffin parades past Venezuela's ills

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- The road from the military academy where Hugo Chavez's body has been lying in state to the hilltop museum where he'll be displayed indefinitely is lined with some of the most dangerous slums on the planet. It runs under bridges in dire need of repair and past grocery stores with few groceries....

Abu Dhabi hosts Africa meeting on renewable energy

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Africa's growing economy and reliance on carbon-emitting energy from wood and charcoal could "exponentially" worsen global warming unless the continent steps up its investment in wind, solar and hydro power, the head of a new international energy agency said Friday....

Russia to celebrate anniversary of St. Basil's

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will celebrate the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral by opening an exhibition dedicated to the so-called "holy fool" who gave his name to the soaring structure of bright-hued onion domes that is a quintessential image of Russia....

Russia to celebrate anniversary of St. Basil's

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will celebrate the 450th anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral by opening an exhibition dedicated to the so-called "holy fool" who gave his name to the soaring structure of bright-hued onion domes that is a quintessential image of Russia....

French court delays decision on IMF chief Lagarde

PARIS (AP) -- The new chief of the International Monetary Fund won a legal reprieve Friday when a French court delayed a decision on investigating whether she overstepped her authority in a divisive euro285 million ($406 million) arbitration deal....

Outspoken China author leaves homeland for Germany

BEIJING (AP) -- An outspoken Chinese writer and government critic has left his homeland for Germany after police repeatedly threatened him with imprisonment to prevent him from publishing any more of his controversial works overseas....

Bosnians march in memory of Srebrenica massacre

NEZUK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- It's a grim pilgrimage to the heart of Europe's worst massacre since World War II....

Philippines probes soldiers over 2 missing women

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Government prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation Friday into a criminal complaint against a retired general and other soldiers alleged to have detained two student activists five years ago....

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