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Spanish twins separated at birth by mistake, reunited as adults are suing government

MADRID, Spain - Spanish twins who were separated at birth through a hospital error and reunited as adult women through a fluke are suing for millions in damages, a lawyer said Tuesday.

June 11, 2008 | By DANIEL WOOLLS Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Myanmar extends opposition leader’s detention

YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar's military junta extended opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention by one year Tuesday, ignoring worldwide appeals to free the Nobel laureate who has been detained for more than 12 of the past 18 years.

June 11, 2008 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Militant cleric urges protests on US-Iraq deal

BAGHDAD - Militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called Tuesday for followers to hold weekly protests against a U.S.-Iraqi security deal under negotiation that could lead to a long-term American troop presence.

June 11, 2008 | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Berlin inaugurates memorial to Nazi’s gay victims

BERLIN - Germany unveiled a memorial Tuesday to the Nazis' long-ignored gay victims, a monument that also aims to address ongoing discrimination by confronting visitors with an image of a same-sex couple kissing.

June 11, 2008 | By GEIR MOULSON Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Japan urges limits to youngster cell phone use as panel notes dangers of crimes, overuse

TOKYO - Japanese youngsters are getting so addicted to Internet-linking cell phones that the government is starting a program warning parents and schools to limit their use among children.

June 11, 2008 | By YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Nepal swears in new assembly

KATMANDU - Nepal stood on the brink of becoming the world's newest republic Tuesday as an assembly charged with ending 239 years of royal rule was sworn in amid tight security.

June 11, 2008 | By MATTHEW ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pakistan province demanding frugal wedding parties

LAHORE, Pakistan - When Mohammad Imran was planning the dinner for his cousin's wedding reception, he had no excuse to trim the pricey menu down from six entrees. Then the government came to his rescue.

June 11, 2008 | By NAHAL TOOSI and ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Charity: UN peacekeepers, aid workers abusing kids

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed ''deep concern'' Tuesday after a leading children's charity said it uncovered evidence of widespread sexual abuse of children at the hands of U.N. peacekeepers and international aid workers.

June 11, 2008 | By EDITH LEDERER Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


China evacuates villagers after new flood threat

MIANYANG, China - About 80,000 people were evacuated Tuesday from downstream of an unstable earthquake-created dam that is threatening to collapse, and troops rushed to carve a trench to drain the water before it floods the valley.

June 11, 2008 | By AUDRA ANG Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Pirates seize ship off coast of Somalia

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch shipping company negotiated with Somali pirates Tuesday, seeking the release of nine crew members on a freighter that was hijacked in the latest attack on merchant shipping off the coast of Somalia.

June 11, 2008 | By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iran may be withholding info needed in nuke probe

VIENNA, Austria - Iran may be withholding information needed to establish whether it tried to make nuclear arms, the International Atomic Energy said Monday in an unusually strongly worded report.

June 10, 2008 | By GEORGE JAHN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi military on Monday displayed a group of weeping teenagers who said they had been forced into training for suicide bombings by a Saudi militant in the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq.

June 10, 2008 | By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


UN hopeful on getting aid to Myanmar survivors

YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. officials expressed hope Monday they will soon be able to get help to more than 1 million cyclone survivors still waiting for food and shelter, if Myanmar's ruling junta keeps its promise to let foreign aid workers into the country.

June 10, 2008 | By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


Hezbollah has warning for Lebanon’s new government

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president got a red carpet welcome Monday, but was quickly thrust into the political thicket as Hezbollah's leader warned against any efforts to disarm his Iranian-backed guerrilla group.

June 10, 2008 | By HUSSEIN DAKROUB Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


No breakfast for children because of aid cuts

KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia - At dawn in a ramshackle elementary school in rural Cambodia, the children think of only one thing: their stomachs. They anxiously await the steaming buckets of free rice delivered to their desks.

June 10, 2008 | By KER MUNTHIT and MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press Writer | Associated Press


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House, Senate going separate ways

BALTIMORE - The year ahead promises to be one of bold ideas in the House, if Speaker Paul Ryan gets his way, with lawmakers debating sweeping ...

January 14, 2016 | By ERICA WERNER AP Congressional Correspondent | Associated Press


Oil keeps falling. And falling.

DALLAS - The price of oil keeps falling. And falling. And falling. It has to stop somewhere, right?

January 12, 2016 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Business Writer | Associated Press


Legendary musician David Bowie dies of cancer at 69

NEW YORK - David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound - and the look - of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup ...

January 11, 2016 | By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer | Associated Press


Ringling circus to retire its elephants in May

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all ...

January 11, 2016 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Georgia legislature opens 2016 session

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers opened the legislative session Monday at the Capitol in Atlanta, with most action taking place outside the House and Senate chambers. Opening ...

January 11, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


When should women begin mammograms?

WASHINGTON - Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting ...

January 11, 2016 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


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