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  • China says not begun legal process for disgraced security chief

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has not started legal proceedings against former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, the highest-profile figure to be caught in a government crackdown on corruption, a senior court official said on Saturday. Jiang Bixin, the deputy head of the Supreme People's Court,…

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  • Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint…

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  • Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit on missing Flight MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March. The two Malaysian boys, aged 13 and 14, filed the suit at the High…

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  • Fallujah: The commander US Marines followed without question

    The ferocity of the house-to-house fighting in Fallujah forged a new generation of American combatants. Today the city appears to be firmly in the grip of Islamic militants. Staff writer Scott Peterson, on the ground for that epic fight in 2004, tracked down the platoon of US Marines he knew…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Did Mary Landrieu just insult the entire South? Actually, kinda

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) of Louisiana couched her comment about Democratic electoral troubles in Dixie as an uncomfortable truth: You know what they say about the South, dontcha? Well, it’s true.

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  • How a guerilla artist is transforming Chicago's potholes

    Illinois artist Jim Bachor never avoids a Chicago pothole because he sees them as opportunities to fill with stone and glass mosaics of flowers, humor and occasionally the phone number of a good local car repair shop.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Will a satanic coloring book be distributed to Florida school children?

    On the third page of a new coloring book, children are asked to solve seven word jumbles. One spells “justice,” another “freedom.” Later in the packet, children can connect dots to create an inverted pentagram.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

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  • New Zealand beats Samoa 14-12 in 4-Nations Champs

    WHANGAREI, New Zealand (AP) — A try five minutes from fulltime by center Shaun Kenny-Dowall gave New Zealand a fortunate 14-12 win over Samoa Saturday in rugby league's Four Nations Championships.

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  • Canada's new human rights museum shares oral histories

    A new museum in Canada's western prairies has amassed a unique collection of personal stories from genocide survivors, human rights defenders and others, and wants to share them. Dedicated to the 60-year-old notion of human rights, a singular but intricate ideal, the Canadian Museum for Human…

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  • Army officer takes charge in Burkina Faso, ousting general

    By Mathieu Bonkougou OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - An officer in Burkina Faso's presidential guard seized power on Saturday promising to lead the West African country to elections after the resignation of longtime President Blaise Compaore, in an apparent putsch against the military chief of staff.…

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  • Spain's Fernandez sizzles at Skate Canada

    Back-to-back European champion Javier Fernandez finished first in the men's short programme at Skate Canada in a field that was minus Olympic silver medallist Patrick Chan. "Today, it was the first time I performed this programme in a competition, and I think it was good as a beginning," said…

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  • Top Asian News at 5:30 a.m. GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church. Jeffrey Fowle said he traveled to the country…

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  • New US general seeks China air safety dialogue

    BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters in the air that have added to regional tensions.

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  • Top Asian News at 5:00 a.m. GMT

    LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church. Jeffrey Fowle said he traveled to the country…

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  • 10 killed, 30 injured in Nepal bus collision

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two passenger buses collided head-on Saturday on a key highway in Nepal, killing 10 people and injuring 30 others, police said.

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  • Lieutenant colonel assumes power in Burkina Faso after president flees

    The second in command of Burkina Faso's presidential guard, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, said on Saturday he had taken power after deposed President Blaise Compaore reportedly fled the capital. Zida declared a rival claim by army chief Navere Honore Traore was "obsolete" in a televised speech. …

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  • Fernandez wins short program at Skate Canada

    KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Russia's Anna Pogorilaya won the women's short program Friday night at Skate Canada International, and Spain's Javier Fernandez topped the men's field.

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