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As Vietnam's women go abroad, dads tend the home

VU HOI, Vietnam (AP) -- When his wife moved to Taiwan nine years ago to work as a maid - earning far more than she could in the rice paddies of this northern Vietnamese hamlet - Pham Duc Viet took over the household chores and raised their two children on top of his regular work as a farmer and carpenter....

Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

PARIS (AP) -- French troops are still in Mali a year and a half after they were sent there for a targeted operation against extremists. And instead of leaving, they're about to expand their mission to fighting terrorism from the Atlantic coast to the Mediterranean....

14 Tunisian soldiers killed in extremist attacks

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Militants in eastern Tunisia staged two simultaneous attacks on army posts while soldiers held a Ramadan feast, killing at least 14 soldiers, authorities said Thursday....

Israelis in center adjust to life under rockets

HOD HASHARON, Israel (AP) -- A morning siren in this middle-class Israeli town sent some fleeing inside for shelter - but others ran outside, curious to catch a glimpse of the incoming rocket being shot down from the sky....

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

TOKYO (AP) -- Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker....

Bolivia on verge of legalizing work from age 10

EL ALTO, Bolivia (AP) -- Alicia weaves through El Alto's stalled traffic under a blazing sun, hawking colorful woven flowers to grumpy drivers and lovers....

2 dead after helicopter crash in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A firefighting helicopter crashed Thursday near an apartment complex and school in the southern South Korean city of Gwangju, killing two people, officials said....

EU horse-trading for bloc's new top diplomat fails

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders failed to agree on who should get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's new foreign policy chief to succeed Catherine Ashton, who also chairs the international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program....

EU horse-trading for bloc's new top diplomat fails

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders failed to agree on who should get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's new foreign policy chief to succeed Catherine Ashton, who also chairs the international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program....

Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk being killed in airstrikes against Hamas rocket squads....

Nowhere to go for Gaza civilians urged to evacuate

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The text message was as urgent as it was unwelcome: The Israeli army advised Mouin Ghaffir to leave his home quickly or risk being killed in airstrikes against Hamas rocket squads....

Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students' mothers and fathers....

Make room Juan Valdez: Starbucks opens in Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Make room Juan Valdez, it's time to meet the green-aproned barista....

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico....

Greece: Terror arrest after tourist area shooting

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police arrested one of the country's most wanted men - a fugitive convicted of terrorism - during a shootout Wednesday in Athens' central tourist district that left four people wounded, authorities said....

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