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Working class hero Lula says capitalism is dead

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Brazil's first working class president and an icon of the downtrodden said Monday that the global financial crisis proves capitalism is broken....

Puerto Rico tries retail lottery to boost taxes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Don't throw out that lunch receipt: It could be worth $1,000....

Arson not suspected in Rio Carnival fire

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Threads of smoke rose from the charred warehouses of three major samba groups Tuesday as workers salvaged what they could of floats and costumes so they can put on some sort of a show before millions celebrating Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival in less than a month....

Egypt demonstrators entertain to keep morale high

CAIRO (AP) -- Two rows of men greet demonstrators at the main entrance to Tahrir Square, clapping as people enter, and chanting in the rhythms of a traditional Egyptian wedding procession....

6 WWF volunteers abducted in Indian tiger reserve

GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Heavily armed men have kidnapped six volunteers from WWF-India who were counting the tiger population at a reserve in India's remote northeast, an official from the conservation group said Monday....

Iran says it sets up space monitoring center

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Sunday that it set up its first space tracking center to monitor objects passing in orbit overhead, the breakthrough claimed by the Islamic Republic in its space program....

Royal Caribbean passenger dies in Cancun hospital

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- A second person has died after arriving on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that docked at the island resort of Cozumel, Mexican authorities said Tuesday....

Airliner evacuated in Chile after bomb threat

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean authorities evacuated passengers and crew from an Iberia airline flight to Madrid, Spain, following a bomb threat Sunday. Police said later they arrested a Chilean woman in the case....

Crystallex: Venezuelan mining contract terminated

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Canadian mining company Crystallex International Corp. said Sunday it has been notified by Venezuela that its contract to develop a major gold mine has been terminated....

Crystallex: Venezuelan mining contract terminated

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Canadian mining company Crystallex International Corp. said Sunday it has been notified by Venezuela that its contract to develop a major gold mine has been terminated....

Police evict indigenous Easter Island protesters

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Police on Chile's Easter Island raided the grounds of luxury hotel Sunday to evict the last of dozens of indigenous protesters battling for ancestral lands and a larger share of profits from the tourists who come to see the Pacific Island's famed, mysterious statues of giant heads....

Egyptians seek normalcy after days of unrest

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians desperate for cash lined up at newly reopened banks and Cairo's infamous traffic jams reappeared Sunday as the capital struggled to regain a sense of normalcy after nearly two weeks of unrest....

Mubarak's resignation now could hamper transition

CAIRO (AP) -- President Hosni Mubarak's immediate resignation - the key demand of protesters in the streets of Cairo - would trigger snap presidential elections under the Egyptian constitution and could make political reform more difficult, experts say....

Egyptians return to unfamiliar homeland

CAIRO (AP) -- The plane was nearly empty when it took off en route to Cairo. Most people have gone in the other direction, escaping the chaos surrounding mass protests demanding President Hosni Mubarak's ouster....

Assange lawyers file appeal against extradition

LONDON (AP) -- Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have filed an appeal against a ruling that he be extradited to Sweden to face sex-crimes allegations, court officials said Thursday....

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