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Car bombs kill 8, mar Nigeria 50th ceremony

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two car bombs exploded Friday as Nigeria celebrated its 50th independence anniversary, killing at least eight people in an unprecedented attack on the nation's capital by militants from the oil-rich southern delta reg

'Nicole' sparks deadly floods, slides in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Tropical Storm Nicole caused extensive flooding and mudslides Wednesday in Jamaica, killing at least two people, even as the drenching system moved north and dissipated over the Florida straits.

NKorea appears to give military rank to Kim son

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il promoted Kim Jong Un to the rank of general in the Korean People's Army, the state news agency reported, the clearest signal yet that the younger Kim is on track to succeed his fath

Mexican mayor slain in drug-plagued northern state

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Gunmen killed a town mayor near the drug-plagued industrial city of Monterrey, authorities said Friday, the fourth mayor in northern Mexico to be murdered in little more than a month.

FAA says hangar homes won’t fly

WASHINGTON — Agreements allowing private plane owners with “hangar homes” adjacent to airports to taxi directly from their property onto airport tarmacs risk turning government investments into private perks, a Federal Aviatio

Israeli police say 16 Gaza activists sent to jail

JERUSALEM – Israeli police say 16 pro-Palestinian activists from a Gaza-bound flotilla have been sent to jail after a deadly confrontation at sea. Dozens of other activists are to be deported.

Libyan jet with 104 crashes; child sole survivor

TRIPOLI, Libya – A Libyan plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airline's brightly colored logo.

Bird carrying deadly H5N1 virus found in Europe

SOFIA, Bulgaria – A dead bird found near Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna has tested positive for the deadly H5N1 virus, officials said Thursday. The Agriculture Ministry said the tests on a common buzzard were conducted at the national veterina

Geneva atom smasher set for record collisions

GENEVA – The world's largest atom smasher is ready to start a new era of science, colliding beams of protons to learn more about the make up of the universe and its smallest particles. Dubbed the world's largest scientific experiment, the $10 bill

UN says Iraq election credible, blast follows

BAGHDAD - The top official for the United Nations in Iraq says the UN has determined Iraq's March 7 parliamentary elections were credible and called on all sides to accept the results. The comments by Ad Melkert came at a news conference Fri