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Hemorrhagic fever claims 3 lives in western India

AHMADABAD, India (AP) -- An Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever has killed three people in western India and dozens of doctors will screen a community of about 16,000 people in efforts to contain the disease, a state health minister said Wednesday....

Group says survey confirms Myanmar rights abuses

BANGKOK (AP) -- A human rights group says a survey it conducted reveals flagrant and widespread abuses by Myanmar's army, and could be used as evidence to prosecute the country's military rulers for crimes against humanity....

US objects to Bolivia bid for licit coca-chewing

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The United States will file a formal objection Wednesday to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U.N. treaty, according to a senior U.S. government official....

US objects to Bolivia bid for licit coca-chewing

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- The United States will file a formal objection Wednesday to Bolivia's proposal to end the ban on coca leaf-chewing specified by a half-century-old U.N. treaty, according to a senior U.S. government official....

Corruption probe targets 4 Russian officials

LONDON (AP) -- British police said Tuesday they are investigating corruption allegations against four Russian officials working at an international financial institution based in London....

Corruption probe targets 4 Russian officials

LONDON (AP) -- British police said Tuesday they are investigating corruption allegations against four Russian officials working at an international financial institution based in London....

Chrysler coy on minivans' future

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) -- Chrysler is debating the future of its minivans even as it starts making the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country this week....

Quake wipes out nearly entire Pakistani town

MASHKEL, Pakistan (AP) -- Zar Bibi's 7-year-old son was napping when a massive earthquake demolished this small Pakistani town earlier this week near the Iranian border. The mud walls of the family's home were no match for the tremor that destroyed the house and, within seconds, buried the sleeping boy in rubble....

Mine fields circle Jesus' traditional baptism site

QASR EL-YAHUD, West Bank (AP) -- Just months before the official opening of one of Christianity's holiest sites to visitors, the area where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus remains surrounded by thousands of land mines....

Palestinians raise flag at Washington office

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Palestinians on Tuesday raised their flag over the PLO diplomatic mission in Washington for the first time, as Palestinians push for international recognition that complicates the Obama administration's efforts to restart stalled Mideast peace talks....

Composer of Romanian anti-communist hymn dies

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- The composer of a song that inspired Romanians in their struggle against vestiges of the communist regime has died. He was 46....

Chile ends gas protests that stranded tourists

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Chilean official widely cheered for overseeing the rescue of trapped miners scored another victory Tuesday, negotiating an end to a weeklong protest over gas price hikes that paralyzed the country's southernmost region....

UK mulling royal succession rule change

LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government said Saturday it has begun the process of reviewing the ancient, discriminatory rules of royal succession, so that if Prince William and Kate Middleton's first child is a baby girl she would eventually become queen....

Israel slow on aviation reform

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's heavily fortified international airport is considered by many to be the go-to place for airline security, with vehicle checks, robots, closed-circuit cameras and controversial passenger profiling all helping to keep travelers safe from terror attacks....

Putin visits West Bank, tours key Christian shrine

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Palestinian counterpart Tuesday for what he said was a "responsible" position in negotiations with Israel, frozen for nearly four years, and said Russia has no problem recognizing a Palestinian state....

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