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Rumblings may be precursor to eruption that would dwarf the 2010 incident that wreaked transportation havoc

VIK, Iceland (AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much more powerful Icelandic volcano - Katla - which could spew an ash cloud dwarfing the 2010 eruption that cost airlines $2 billion and drove home how vulnerable modern society is to the whims of nature.


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The worst floods in 50 years have submerged entire towns across country's central plains

BANGKOK (AP) -- Residents of Bangkok braced for possible weekend flooding as the runoff from high water that devastated parts of central Thailand flowed toward the low-lying metropolis, where many downtown buildings were fortified with walls of sandbags.


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UN official urges international community to take action in the country

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian security forces opened fire Friday on protesters calling for the overthrow of President Bashar Assad, killing at least seven, activists said.


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Secretary of state urges rest of the world to condemn alleged scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States a "dangerous escalation" in Iran's support for terrorism that must draw an international response.


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Many lose jobs as US, British and French governments issue travel warnings

LAMU, Kenya (AP) -- During high season in this Kenyan luxury resort area, foreign tourists snorkel by day and sleep in rustic dwellings with woven coconut leaves for doors. Now they're leaving town early and canceling reservations after gunmen kidnapped two Europeans and killed another in only a month.


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British Army captain at California base for helicopter training course

LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace said Friday that Prince Harry has arrived in the United States for a two-month military helicopter training course.


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Choice of Yemen's Tawakkul Karman a nod to Arab Spring uprising as whole

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three champions of women's rights in Africa and the Middle East on Friday in an attempt to bolster the role of women in struggles to bring democracy to nations suffering from autocratic rule and civil strife.


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Anti-apartheid hero accused government of failing to side with \"Tibetans who are being oppressed viciously by the Chinese"

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an anti-apartheid hero often described as South Africa's conscience, slammed the ANC-led government Tuesday as "disgraceful" and said it is worse than the country's former oppressive white regime for not issuing a visa to the Dalai Lama.


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Granddaughters of former leader say show not a done deal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela's granddaughters are considering a proposal to star in a TV documentary about young African professionals and the continent's potential, one of the women told The Associated Press Thursday.

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Calls on African artists to raise funds through performances

DADAAB, Kenya (AP) -- Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour says African artists should take the initiative to help families affected by famine in the Horn of Africa.


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