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Chile quake death toll climbs above 700

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescuers found signs of life in a quake-toppled building on Monday as the world offered aid to victims of a catastrophe that killed more than 700 people.

Afghan government claims Taliban stronghold

MARJAH, Afghanistan – The Afghan government took official control of the southern Taliban stronghold of Marjah on Thursday, installing an administrator and raising the national flag while U.S.-led troops worked to root out final pockets of militants.

Dalai Lama says 'no problem' ending his position

LOS ANGELES – The Dalai Lama said Monday he would have no misgivings ending his centuries-old spiritual position if Tibetans so choose amid worries that China would try to pick a pliant successor. The Dalai Lama, who fled his Chinese-ruled homelan

Athlete had filed warnings about luge track

WHISTLER, British Columbia — An Olympic luge athlete injured in a crash at the Whistler Sliding Centre in November warned Canadian officials about safety hazards at the track months before a competitor was killed last week at the Vancouver Games in a

Toyota probes Corolla steering, considers recall

TOKYO – Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems — another blow to the world's largest automaker already reeling from a string of recalls for safety troubles. Despite press

Olympian competes at 5 months pregnant

VANCOUVER -As with all curling teams, Team Canada features five members.

Taliban's top military commander captured

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban's top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan in a major victory against the insurgents as U.S.

Belgian Commuter Trains Collide, At Least 18 Dead

BRUSSELS — A commuter train ran a stop light during morning rush hour and collided head-on with another train in a Brussels suburb Monday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 55 in Belgium's deadliest train wreck in decades, officials said. T