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Bus slams into oil tanker in Pakistan, 32 killed

NOORIABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- A bus slammed into an oil tanker in southern Pakistan before dawn Sunday, setting off a blazing inferno that gutted both vehicles and killed 32 people, police said....

Thousands demand ouster of Yemen's president

ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- Drawing inspiration from the revolt in Tunisia, thousands of Yemenis fed up with their president's 32-year rule demanded his ouster Saturday in a noisy demonstration that appeared to be the first large-scale public challenge to the strongman....

Thousands demand ouster of Yemen's president

ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- Drawing inspiration from the revolt in Tunisia, thousands of Yemenis fed up with their president's 32-year rule demanded his ouster Saturday in a noisy demonstration that appeared to be the first large-scale public challenge to the strongman....

Palestinian charged with insulting leader online

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A reporter tagged in a Facebook image that mocked the Palestinian president said Saturday he faces trial for insulting a public figure, raising concerns about freedom of speech in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority....

Yemeni security forces fire on protesters, 3 dead

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Security forces backed by army units opened fire Sunday on protesters demanding the ouster of Yemen's longtime president, killing three, an opposition activist said....

Central African Republic strongman faces vote

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- He fought his way to power in a hail of bullets in 2003 and kept it through an election. On Sunday, strongman-president Francois Bozize is expected to win another term, this time facing the man he overthrew nearly eight years ago....

PROMISES, PROMISES: Scrutiny of Afghan no-bid deal

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. awarded a no-bid, $266 million contract for a lucrative electricity project in southern Afghanistan despite promising last year to seek competitive bids, The Associated Press has learned....

Algeria police break up march; at least 19 injured

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Helmeted riot police armed with batons and shields on Saturday clashed with rock- and chair-throwing protesters who tried to march in defiance of Algeria's ban on public gatherings....

Irish debate on bailout bill resuming

DUBLIN (AP) -- The upper house of the Irish legislature is preparing to resume debate on a contentious Finance Bill needed to comply with terms of the country's international bailout....

Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Benedict XVI told priests Saturday to do a better job counseling would-be spouses to ensure their marriages last and said no one has an absolute right to a wedding....

Pakistani actress slams cleric for criticism

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani actress castigated for appearing to cuddle with an Indian actor on a reality show lashed out at a Muslim cleric who had criticized her during a widely watched television exchange this week....

Saudi man dies after setting himself on fire

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi man died after setting himself on fire in the southwestern town of Samta, local media said Saturday, in what could be the latest example of a rash of self-immolations sweeping the region following events in Tunisia....

Japan rocket ferrying supplies to space station

TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese rocket carrying supplies for the International Space Station successfully lifted off from a remote island Saturday on a mission designed to help fill a hole left by the retirement of NASA's space shuttle program....

Malaysia holds 7 Somali pirates after saving ship

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's navy was holding seven Somali pirates Saturday after thwarting an attempt to hijack a chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said....

No app for this: Croc gulps phone, starts ringing

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Workers at a Ukrainian aquarium didn't believe it when a visitor said a crocodile swallowed her phone. Then the reptile started ringing....

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