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papal mass in Angola...killed two young people - 03/22/2009

LUANDA, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI was to pay tribute to the victims of a deadly stampede when he holds Sunday an open-air mass, expected to draw 500,000 people in the biggest event of...

Obama launches 'YouTube diplomacy' - 03/22/2009

Ping pong diplomacy helped thaw US-China relations and YouTube diplomacy may do the same for US ties with Iran. President Barack Obama, whose use of the Web helped catapult him into the White...

Hundreds of animals flee Kenyan wildfire - 03/22/2009

Hundreds of zebras, buffalos and gazelles are fleeing a fast-spreading wildfire in a national park in Kenya's Rift Valley, park authorities said Sunday. Mount Logonot National Park head Peter...

Spanish founder of aid organisation in India in hospita - 03/22/2009

Vicente Ferrer, the founder of a humanitarian organisation in India and considered Spain's equivalent to Mother Teresa, is in critical condition after suffering a stroke, his foundation said Sunday....

Time offering 'customized' experimental magazine - 03/21/2009

WASHINGTON, (AFP) - US news weekly Time, which like other publications has been looking for ways to reinvent itself in print and on the Web, is allowing readers to put together their own personalized...

Phil Spector could see lesser murder charge - 03/21/2009

Jurors in music titan Phil Spector's murder retrial can consider a lesser involuntary manslaughter offense instead of second-degree murder for the 2003 shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson, a...

Madoff loses bail appeal as victims' rage revealed - 03/21/2009

A US appeals court on Friday denied bail to Wall Street fraudster Bernard Madoff, as prosecutors highlighted public outrage in a slew of emails demanding retribution. The three-judge panel at the...

Pope urges oil-rich Angola to fight poverty, corruption - 03/20/2009

Pope Benedict XVI urged Angola's oil-rich government to do more to fight poverty and graft as he arrived Friday on the last stop of an African tour overshadowed by his denunciation of condoms. On...

'Change you can eat:' First lady starts White House garden - 03/20/2009

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 (AFP) - As US President Barack Obama hopes for green shoots of economic recovery, his wife Michelle is seeking a different return to growth, from the first White House...

Google removes street images after privacy complaints - 03/20/2009

LONDON (AFP) - US software giant Google said Friday it had removed several images from its Street View software, which allows web surfers to view parts of 25 British cities, after users raised...
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