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Rapper Coolio denies drug charges - 04/04/2009

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The American rapper Coolio on Friday pleaded not guilty to possessing drugs, a month after he was arrested in Los Angeles, legal sources said. Coolio, 45, who was arrested...

'Italy's Fritzl' raped daughter for 25 years - 03/28/2009

ROME (AFP) - Italian police said Friday they have arrested a man for forcing his daughter to have sex with him for 25 years, prompting comparisons with the high-profile case of Austria's Josef...

YouTube Symphony Orchestra selected - 03/03/2009

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is tuning up and getting ready to play. YouTube has selected the winners of its contest to create the world's first online orchestra, choosing more than 90...

Terminally ill British TV star marries as cameras roll - 02/22/2009

Reality TV star Jade Goody tied the knot after a nine-day engagement on Sunday, the latest installment in her very public struggle with terminal cancer which has both enchanted and unnerved Britons....

Indian teachers burn books to keep warm - 01/07/2009

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A group of teachers in eastern India used books meant for poor children to light a bonfire to keep them warm, a report said Tuesday. The teachers at a school in Bihar state sent...

Pakistan takes fight against AIDS into mosques - 12/25/2008

KARACHI (AFP) - Mohammad Azeem leads prayers every Friday at his local mosque in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi,...

Wine bottles going down the tube? - 12/20/2008

HEALDSBURG, California Rob Gloste - Wine traditionalists sneer when vintners replace cork with plastic. They howl in contempt at screwtops. So what will they make of a California...

Russian crowned Miss World 2008 - 12/13/2008

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Russia's Kseniya Sukhinova won the Miss World 2008 crown on Saturday in a glittering African-themed pageant where she outshone 108 other international beauties and pledged to...

For many U.S. Christians, it's God before mortgage - 12/03/2008

For many Americans, a pact with God outweighs any earthly contract, including a mortgage. While millions may lose their homes during the worst housing slump since the Great Depression,...

For many U.S. Christians, it's God before mortgage - 11/23/2008

- For many Americans, a pact with God outweighs any earthly contract, including a mortgage.While millions may lose their homes during the worst housing slump since the Great Depression, some devout...
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