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Questions linger over control of Pakistan airfield

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- During a recent, rare briefing to parliament, a top Pakistani air force commander made a surprising claim: a remote southwestern airfield long suspected of housing U.S. drones used in missile strikes was actually under the control of the United Arab Emirates....

All work, no pay? Spaniards trying to endure it

MADRID (AP) -- Charo Garcia scrubs toilets for a living and used to do it with a smile. She sweeps, mops and does other dirty work at a public high school, proud to create a better atmosphere for rowdy teens to learn....

American charged with Dubai handcuffs theft jailed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A Dubai court on Thursday sentenced an American to one month in prison after he was charged with stealing a pair of police handcuffs....

22 dead in plane crash in Argentine Patagonia

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, killing all on board and disintegrating the plane. At the crash scene Thursday, firefighters examined small pieces of burned wreckage and bodies scattered over a wide swath of the desert....

Lawyer: Gitmo prisoner who died was mentally ill

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who died in an apparent suicide had twice before tried to kill himself at the U.S. base in Cuba and had a long-term mental illness that predated his time in custody, his lawyer said Thursday....

Terror 'franchises' pose huge post-Bin Laden risk

They kidnap Westerners in the deserts of Africa, turn Western-born Muslims into radicals, send bombs to the United States from Yemen and mount bloody attacks in Iraq and Pakistan....

Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize

SYDNEY (AP) -- Philip Roth's latest prize was not a unanimous choice....

Fight breaks out in Kuwait's parliament mid-debate

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Kuwait's parliament speaker has suspended sessions after a fight broke out among Sunni and Shiite lawmakers during a debate about Kuwaitis being held at Guantanamo Bay....

Brazilian takes crown as world's oldest person

SAO PAULO (AP) -- A 114-year-old Brazilian woman is the world's oldest living human, Guinness World Records said Wednesday....

WWII massacre survivor: Kepiro must be punished

NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP) -- At 92, Elvira Fishl still sobs as she recalls the long-ago "Great Raid," a three-day killing spree by occupying pro-Nazi troops that left about 1,300 people dead - and her among the few survivors to bear witness....

Iran, Kuwait move to ease diplomatic rift

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister says his nation and Kuwait's leaders have agreed to allow the return of ambassadors recalled in a dispute over an alleged Iranian spy ring....

Sex scandal rocks Turkish election campaign

ISTANBUL (AP) -- The black-and-white videos are grainy. Sometimes, they flicker. Yet the images are stark and often graphic, appearing to show senior members of a Turkish opposition party in liaisons with women who are not their wives....

French agape over treatment of jailed IMF chief

PARIS (AP) -- The trans-Atlantic gap separating the U.S. and French justice systems and moral codes is as wide as the ocean itself - appalling a nation witnessing the unraveling fortunes of a favorite son, jailed IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn....

South Africa ruling party headed for win

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress was headed for a comfortable win as vote-counting in South Africa's elections drew to a close Friday while key opposition rivals strengthened their support after promising change after 20 years of leadership by the party that led the fight against apartheid....

One year after protests, Thailand still divided

BANGKOK (AP) -- Cradling a framed portrait of her slain daughter, Payao Akkhahad approached a soldier outside a barracks in this vast Asian metropolis and delivered a letter asking for something her bereaved family feels it never got: justice....

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