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Stuck in limbo, Bangkok's hidden urban refugees scrape by

BANGKOK (AP) -- They were a middle-class family in Pakistan, living in a comfortable three-bedroom apartment with a modern kitchen and a PlayStation for the three kids. Fluent in English, the father ran his own moving company while the mother taught art....

Mexico president in crisis is losing support of big business

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The full-page ad in Mexico's national newspapers was unusual, if not unprecedented: 20 powerful business groups and think tanks publicly scolding the government for not doing its job....

Reality sinks in for many Cubans on eve of talks with US

HAVANA (AP) -- The jubilation that greeted the announcement of U.S.-Cuban detente two months ago has faded to resignation for many Cubans who are realizing they're at the start of a long process unlikely to ease their daily struggles anytime soon....

Leaders in Asia face jail, arrests _ often due to politics

NEW DELHI (AP) -- On Wednesday, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for Khaleda Zia, the opposition leader whose political feud with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has dominated the country's politics for more than a decade....

UN: North Korean company renames ships to evade sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A North Korean shipping company that famously tried to hide fighter jets under a cargo of sugar later sought to evade U.N. sanctions by renaming most of its vessels, a new report says....

Order forcing judges to move to Guantanamo halts 9/11 case

MIAMI (AP) -- A military judge ordered an immediate halt Wednesday to proceedings in the Sept. 11 terrorism case because of a new Defense Department rule that requires him to relocate to the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....

Kidnappers of American missionary in Nigeria demand ransom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000, police said Wednesday....

Kidnappers of American missionary in Nigeria demand ransom

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000, police said Wednesday....

Indian city bans public gatherings over swine flu fears

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) -- A west Indian city has banned most public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks....

Indian city bans public gatherings over swine flu fears

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) -- A west Indian city has banned most public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks....