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Ruling finds the warlord-turned-president gave significant support to brutal rebels during 1991-2002 civil war

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds."


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More countries head north to tap energy reserves, and policing policies must now keep pace

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) -- To the world's military leaders, the debate over climate change is long over. They are preparing for a new kind of Cold War in the Arctic, anticipating that rising temperatures there will open up a treasure trove of resources, long-dreamed-of sea lanes and a slew of potential conflicts.


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Theater producers no longer so worried that sports events will cause small cultural crowds

LONDON (AP) -- London's theater industry is increasingly confident that culture won't suffer during a summer devoted to celebrating sports.


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Relative calm around Eugene Terreblanche death shows how far nation has moved since apartheid

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) -- Lawyers in South Africa's heartland quietly wrapped up arguments Thursday in the murder of a white supremacist, a case that has illustrated how far South Africa has moved from apartheid.


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Anders Behring Breivik claims killing 77 people prevented a wider civil war

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik insisted Tuesday he would massacre 77 people all over again, calling his July rampage the most "spectacular" attack by a nationalist militant since World War II.


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The key issue to be resolved during the 10-week trial is the state of Breivik's mental health

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- With a defiant closed-fist salute, a right-wing fanatic admitted Monday to a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying he was acting in self-defense.


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A significant step forward for homosexual community on continent where activists have long been vilified

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- After Mr. Gay Ethiopia entered the Mr. Gay World contest, his father cut off all communications. Mr. Gay Zimbabwe withdrew, fearing the publicity was making life difficult for his mother.


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Rocket disintegrates over Yellow Sea but US and others continue condemnation of action

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A satellite launch North Korea had hailed as a moment of national pride ended in failure Friday when the rocket disintegrated over the Yellow Sea, earning Pyongyang embarrassment as well as condemnation from a host of nations that deemed it a covert test of missile technology.


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Syria's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Jihad Makdessi, placed a new condition - that the opposition agree in writing 'to halt violence with all its forms and their readiness to lay down weapons'

BEIRUT (AP) -- A U.N.-brokered peace deal for Syria appeared to collapse Sunday as the government made a new demand that its opponents provide "written guarantees" to lay down their weapons before regime forces withdraw from cities, a call swiftly rejected by the country's main rebel group.


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39-year-old moves away from broadcasting company in wake of phone hacking scandal

LONDON (AP) -- Media executive James Murdoch, under pressure over his role in Britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal, has stepped down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting PLC, the company announced Tuesday.


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