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Four die in China after drinking toxic alcohol - 03/25/2009

BEIJING, March 25, 2009 (AFP) - At least four villagers died and more than 10 were hospitalised in central China after drinking grain liquor containing a highly toxic form of alcohol, state press...

Pope ends Africa trip after call to fight poverty - 03/23/2009

VATICAN CITY, March 23, 2009 (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI returned Monday to the Vatican after his first visit to Africa as pontiff with the row over his remarks about condoms "aggravating the spread of...

Greek fisherman nets ancient statue: govt - 03/23/2009

A Greek fishing boat caught an ancient bronze statue in its nets as it trawled in the Aegean sea, the country's culture ministry said on Monday. The statue is the torso of a horseman, clad in a...

Pope appeals for African peace at huge mass - 03/22/2009

LUANDA, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - Pope Benedict XVI called for forgiveness and peace in Africa at a massive mass in civil war-scarred Angola Sunday and expressed his sorrow for the deaths of two girls...

President of World Health Assembly declares Pope Benedict "wrong" - 03/22/2009

GEORGETOWN, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - World Health Assembly President, Guyana's Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy, on Saturday condemned Pope Benedict's call for ending condom use in the fights against...

Kansas doctor faces criminal charges over late-term abortions - 03/22/2009

WICHITA, March 22, 2009 (AFP) - One of the few doctors who still performs late-term abortions in the United States, George Tiller has been picketed, bombed and shot in the arms. On Monday, he...

Thousands march against mafia in Naples - 03/21/2009

Thousands of people, including the acclaimed author of mafia expose "Gomorrah," marched in southern Italy's Naples Saturday against decades of mafia violence that has killed some 900 people. "The...

Girl, 3, missing in Franco-Russian tug-of-love - 03/21/2009

European police were Saturday seeking a three-year-old girl in the middle of an international tug-of-love after her French father said his estranged Russian wife had kidnapped her. Jean-Michel...

Four in 10 French Catholics want pope out: survey - 03/21/2009

PARIS, March 21, 2009 (AFP) - More than four in 10 French Catholics want the pope to step down and most want the church to change its stance on abortion, divorce and homosexuality, according to a...

US deports former Nazi camp guard to Austria - 03/19/2009

The United States has deported a Nazi death camp guard to Austria despite Vienna's warnings that it was legally barred from prosecuting him, US and Austrian officials said Thursday. The US Justice...
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