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Culinary school, classical-music center may not seem like necessities but backers say they're key to hope, progress

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Ron Duprat, a robust celebrity chef decked out in skull-and-crossbones Crocs and a navy blue apron, pauses from his mango-slicing duties at the Karibe Hotel to introduce what he says is a simple recipe for his impoverished country, still battered nearly two years after a devastating earthquake.


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Aid has helped restore food but militants and future shortages loom large

DOLO, Somalia (AP) -- Lush patches of green dot this once-barren land, allowing goats and camels to graze. A nearby field is full of large, purple onions thanks to a U.N.-funded project.


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Some officials say agency's push for quick terror results may be compromising quality of work

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hezbollah has partially unraveled the CIA's spy network in Lebanon, severely damaging the intelligence agency's ability to gather vital information on the terrorist organization at a tense time in the region, former and current U.S. officials said.

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70-day journey of more than 1,000 miles would be longest solo polar expedition by female

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Reaching the end of the Earth has become almost routine these days: One hundred years after Norway's Roald Amundsen beat Britain's R.F. Scott to the South Pole, more than 30 teams are trying for it this year.


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Country eyes public meetings, other solutions in wake of this summer's riots

LONDON (AP) -- Britain will roll out programs pioneered in the United States to tackle gang violence as part of the country's response to summer riots in which hundreds of young people committed arson, looting and attacks on police officers, the government said Tuesday.


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We may not be able to feed ourselves

Fear that the world may not be able to feed us all. Population growth is adding to drought and famine.


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No timetable given for effort to end threat of Lord's Resistance Army

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military operation against a ruthless guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities is a short-term deployment with the specific goal of ending the threat of the Lord's Resistance Army in Africa, Obama administration officials insisted on Tuesday.


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The death toll from Sunday's 7.2-magnitude quake climbed to at least 459 as desperate survivors fought over aid and blocked aid shipments.

With thousands of quake survivors facing a third night out in the open in near-freezing temperatures, Turkey set aside its national pride and said it would accept international aid offers, even from Israel, with which it has had strained relations.


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Organization's founder points to donation-processing restrictions imposed by American companies

LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks - whose spectacular publication of classified data shook world capitals and exposed the inner workings of international diplomacy - may be weeks away from collapse, the organization's leader warned Monday.


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Country's uprising been resilient over seven months, but has shown some recent signs of stalling

BEIRUT (AP) -- Inspired by the scenes of euphoria in Libya, Syrian protesters poured into the streets Friday and shouted that President Bashar Assad's regime will be the next to unravel now that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is dead.


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