06-24-2018  3:52 pm      •     
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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.


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.


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.


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.


Film studios, government and movie importers locked in a protracted standoff

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian moviegoers are facing a bleak year of second-rate foreign releases and lowbrow local productions as Hollywood studios, the government and movie importers remain locked in a protracted standoff.


Guilty of driving while female

Guilty! Of driving while female. VIDEO


Evacuees raced into the deserted towns Thursday before the ban took effect to grab whatever belongings they could

FUTABA, Japan (AP) -- Japan officially sealed off a wide area around a crippled nuclear power plant early Friday to stop tens of thousands of residents from sneaking back to the ir homes


Meanwhile, relief workers and medical teams awaited the arrival of a passenger ferry carrying about 1,000 people

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebels said Thursday they had control of a post on the Tunisian border, forcing government soldiers to flee over the frontier and possibly opening a new channel for opposition forces in Moammar Gadhafi's bastion in western Libya


Since the 1980s, the country has gone from denial to gradually acknowledging that it shares guilt for atrocities committed by Nazi Germany

VIENNA (AP) -- Vienna will erect a memorial to honor deserters from Hitler's army, the city council said Wednesday.


His aging brother is not included in the leadership for the first time since the party's creation 46 years ago

HAVANA (AP) -- Raul Castro was named first secretary of Cuba's Communist Party on Tuesday


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