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Education inequality in Brazil is stark despite recent economic advances in country

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across this nation, which has more blacks than any country outside Africa yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists.


Europeans rally to counter austerity, while America's Occupy movement shows fresh energy

MADRID (AP) -- Banging drums and waving flags, hundreds of thousands of workers marked May Day in European cities Tuesday with a mix of anger and gloom over austerity measures imposed by leaders trying to contain the eurozone's intractable debt crisis.


British military wants to station troops on top of certain buildings near Olympic Stadium

LONDON (AP) -- Some London residents are getting troops and surface-to-air missiles on their rooftops for the Summer Olympics.


143-year-old vessel gets $81 million restoration after fire

LONDON, England (CNN) -- One of Britain's most cherished maritime treasures will complete a miraculous rise from the ashes when it reopens to the public later this week.


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."


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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