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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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The Guatemala experiments are already considered one of the darker episodes of medical research in U.S. history, but panel members say new information shows the researchers were unusually unethical

A presidential panel last week disclosed shocking new details of U.S. medical experiments done in Guatemala in the 1940s, including a decision to re-infect a dying woman in a syphilis study.

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Libyan rebels

The Libyan man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is near death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his brother said Monday, insisting he should not return to prison for the 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people.

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Musician left country two decades ago to settle in Canada

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somali-born rapper K'naan brought his waving flag back home Sunday, promising to help his countrymen as they struggle with a devastating famine that has killed tens of thousands of children.


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Argentinian boy begins training with Spanish club next month

MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prodigy from Argentina who goes by the name Leo - just like Lionel Messi.


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Motive behind Kim Jong Il's computer push is unclear

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- As his right hand grips the mouse, the physics major's eyes are fixed on a flat-screen monitor labeled with a red sticker reminding him the computer was a gift from Kim Jong Il.


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