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Ill, Paraguay president faces calls to step aside

By BELEN BOGADO
2010-10-05T20:17:34Z
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A new health crisis for Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has many urging him to put his well-being before his presidency - a seemingly helpful suggestion the president's aides say is actually an effort to push him out of power....

Ill, Paraguay president faces calls to step aside

By BELEN BOGADO
2010-10-05T20:17:34Z
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A new health crisis for Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has many urging him to put his well-being before his presidency - a seemingly helpful suggestion the president's aides say is actually an effort to push him out of power....

Ill, Paraguay president faces calls to step aside

By BELEN BOGADO
2010-10-05T20:17:34Z
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- A new health crisis for Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has many urging him to put his well-being before his presidency - a seemingly helpful suggestion the president's aides say is actually an effort to push him out of power....

Empty seats plague Commonwealth Games in India

By CHRIS LEHOURITES
2010-10-05T20:34:43Z
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Seas of empty seats in stadiums and arenas. Scales that gave the wrong readings for boxers at their weigh-ins. And then the royal flub: an official who identified Prince Charles as "Prince Diana."...

Pink diamond expected to fetch over $60 million

GENEVA (AP) -- Sotheby's is showing off a pink diamond that is expected to fetch more than $60 million at auction....

Bill Clinton: Mideast peace would undercut terror

By PAUL SCHEMM
2010-10-05T18:14:31Z
CAIRO (AP) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict would take away much of the motivation for terrorism around the world....

Israeli army investigates video of dancing soldier

By DIAA HADID
2010-10-05T17:55:46Z
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said Tuesday it was launching an investigation into a YouTube video that appears to show an Israeli soldier dancing around a blindfolded Palestinian Muslim woman....

Some who flee to S.Africa are diplomatic challenge

By DONNA BRYSON
2010-10-05T16:46:42Z
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A Nigerian charged with carbombings that killed at least a dozen people in his homeland last week. A former Rwandan general who survived an assassination attempt in Johannesburg and whose extradition is sought for genocide....

Blind man barred from Dubai flight over disability

By ADAM SCHRECK
2010-10-05T19:38:53Z
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A blind American traveler says he was stopped from getting on a flight in Dubai on Tuesday because of his disability - a decision the government-run airline insists was a mistake it regrets....

Habsburg heir takes Austria to human rights court

By VERONIKA OLEKSYN
2010-10-05T16:57:31Z
VIENNA (AP) -- A descendant of the Habsburgs is taking Austria to the European Court for Human Rights for not allowing him to run for president, his lawyer said Tuesday....

France: 12 arrested in counterterrorism cases

By JAMEY KEATEN
2010-10-05T14:12:56Z
PARIS (AP) -- Police in southern France arrested 12 suspects in sweeps against suspected Islamic militant networks on Tuesday, including three men linked to a network recruiting fighters for Afghanistan, officials said....

South African protesters burn police vehicle

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2010-10-05T12:01:41Z
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police say they fired rubber bullets to scatter protesters who torched a police vehicle outside an informal settlement in Johannesburg....

Australia police say 13 Taser shocks were too much

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2010-10-05T13:52:13Z
SYDNEY (AP) -- Police say a graphic video of an unarmed man who was zapped with a Taser 13 times shows an unacceptable misuse of stun guns, as questions are raised about how much the devices are used in Australia....

Nobel Prize honors super-strong, super-thin carbon

By MALCOLM RITTER and KARL RITTER
2010-10-06T00:48:48Z
NEW YORK (AP) -- It is the thinnest and strongest material known to mankind - no thicker than a single atom and 100 times tougher than steel. Could graphene be the next plastic? Maybe so, says one of two scientists who won a Nobel Prize on Tuesday for isolating and studying it....

Egypt moves closer to Al-Jazeera TV affiliate ban

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's interim government called an Al-Jazeera local affiliate that broadcasts in Arabic a national threat Thursday, moving closer to banning its broadcasts beamed from Qatar after the affiliate aired recordings of declarations by fugitive leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Qatar-based television network said four journalists working for its English service were arrested in Cairo....

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