SAN JOSE DE GUAVIARE, Colombia - Colombian rebels freed two women held hostage for more than five years, handing them over Thursday to Venezuelan officials who flew them toward Caracas where a triumphant President Hugo Chavez awaited.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed Thursday to take over talks to end the deadly turmoil linked to Kenya's presidential election, after days of international pressure resulted in nothing more than a fresh round of accusations from both sides.
WASHINGTON - Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity, two people close to the tapes inquiry said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - Having a former president on your side is a blessing that can cut both ways.
The U.S. expectations President Bush set out Thursday for negotiations and a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, following two days of separate meetings with leaders on both sides:
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NEW DELHI - For millions of people in the developing world, Tata Motor's new $2,500 four-door subcompact - the world's cheapest car - may yield a transportation revolution with as great an impact as Henry Ford's Model T, which rolled off an assembly line one century ago.
BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. - Search crews in boats resumed looking Thursday for the bodies of four young children while a judge denied bond for their father, who is accused of throwing them from an 80-foot coastal bridge.
WASHINGTON - Rising worries about a weak economy pushed rates on 30-year mortgages below the 6 percent mark for only the second time in more than two years.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson ended his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday after poor finishes in the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - John McCain is hoping the South Carolina that votes next week will be a different South Carolina than the one that spoiled his presidential hopes eight years ago.
ZAMBARANIYAH, Iraq - U.S. bombers and jet fighters unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives on the southern outskirts of Baghdad within 10 minutes Thursday in one of the biggest airstrikes of the war, flattening what the military called safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for the White House Thursday in a timely slap at Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as his own vice presidential running mate.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Bush, summing up meetings with both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, said Thursday that a peace accord will require ''painful political concessions'' by each. Resolving the status of Jerusalem will be hard, he said, and he called for the end of the ''occupation'' of Arab land by the Israeli military.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - John McCain, meet Mike Huckabee. You're now rivals.
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