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Reuters

A British teacher jailed in Sudan for letting her students name a teddy bear Mohammad left Khartoum for Britain on Monday after winning a pardon. Gillian Gibbons, sentenced on Thursday to 15 days in jail followed by deportation for insulting Islam, w

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AP

Evel Knievel, the red-white-and-blue-spangled motorcycle daredevil whose jumps over crazy obstacles including Greyhound buses, live sharks and Idaho's Snake River Canyon made him an international icon in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 69.

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Ginn

Allegations arose of vote buying in the upcoming December election in Thailand. Here in the U.S., past allegations included cigarettes and booze. In Thailand, it's over-the- counter Viagra.

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Christian Science Monitor

The return Sunday of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who ended eight years of exile just one day before the deadline to register for parliamentary elections, adds a powerful wild card that could bring either political stability or continued disco

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News24 (Saudi Arabia)

A court in the ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia is punishing a female victim of gang rape with 200 lashes and six months in jail. The 19-year-old woman - whose six armed attackers have been sentenced to jail terms - was initially ordered to

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AFP

Police in Pakistan arrested cricket legend Imran Khan and later charged him under anti-terrorism laws after he emerged from hiding to join a student protest. He was picked up as former premier Benazir Bhutto hammered the phones from under house arres

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Mondoreb

Benazir Bhutto was released from house arrest, but it will likely do nothing to quiet the voices shouting for the Musharraf government to pack up and leave. Is Pakistan the next Iran?

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Reuters

China, the third country to put a man into space aboard its own rocket, will open part of the second stage of its moon mission projects to private funding. China's first lunar probe reached its working orbit and the country plans to put a man on

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Mondoreb

People in Venezuela took to the streets to protest the Chavez government's steady march to turn the country into a private club for Chavez and cronies. They were shot by masked gunmen. Does anyone doubt who arranged this?

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China Daily

China and Russia signed four agreements on nuclear energy collaboration, looking ahead to a post-hydrocarbon world. A joint communiqu signed by visiting Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Viktor Zubkov said increased cooperation on nucle