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India Claims Proof of Foe Aiding Kashmir Rebels
Incriminating data against Pakistan come as both nations continue to trade fire in the region.

Israeli Premier Opts for Restraint
As six victims of Palestinian attacks are buried, Sharon is pressured to launch a new offensive or to build a barricade.

U.S. to Examine Libyan Offer
Washington calls the proposal of payments for Lockerbie victims a step forward, but won't lift sanctions.

British to Bolster Afghan Border
Troop operation aims to prevent enemy forces' return from Pakistan, officials say.

Putin Balks at Visa Plan for Kaliningrad
Nations abutting the enclave are set to join the EU, which wants to preserve strong borders. Some Russians fear losing more territory.

2 Attacks Target Jews in Russia
Incidents come just days after Bush praises nation for its religious tolerance.

Afghanistan Aims to Revive Pipeline Plans
Officials in Kabul say Unocal is the best choice for the natural gas project, but the California firm says it's no longer interested.

Showdown in Europe: Soccer vs. Business
Employers are torn over whether to heed fanatical workers or the bottom line.

Mexico Recovers Hijacked Cyanide
Authorities on Wednesday recovered most of nearly 10 tons of highly toxic sodium cyanide that had been hijacked from a truck in central Mexico nearly three weeks ago, easing security concerns in Mexico and the United States.

A New 'Lawrence of Arabia' Intrigue
Records show that the famed British adventurer paid two-thirds of his salary to a mysterious woman for more than a year.

Ancient Secrets to Success
'The Art of War,' written 2,400 years ago, retains its relevance as a treatise on winning. Its author has cult status.

Bush Warns S. Asia Rivals
As India and Pakistan move closer to war, the president announces he is sending Defense Secretary Rumsfeld to the region.

Rivers of Fear Run Through Malawi as Crocodiles Stage a Big Comeback
Dipping his arms into the murky river, Collins Skiper expected to grasp a healthy bunch of water lilies. Instead, he found both hands in the clutches of a crocodile's ravenous jaws.

General Sees Cause to Keep Coalition Size
Incoming chief of allied forces says the Afghan mission is entering a more complex phase. He hints at a wider role with Pakistan.

Shipwreck Hunter Says JFK's WWII Boat Found
The remains of the PT-109 are on the seabed in the Solomon Islands, he says.

Canada Defense Spending Called Low
Lawmakers across the spectrum endorse report calling for significant boost.

Recipe for Victory: Hard Work and Pigeon Blood
African soccer teams rely on medicine men to ward off evil spirits and enemy shots, to the dismay of some game administrators.

Arafat Signs Basic Rights Law
The 5-year-old legislation grants freedoms to Palestinians, regulates government.

In China, Private Schools Give It the Old College Try
Sparse government support makes fledgling universities a promising but risky investment, for educators and students.

14 Al Qaeda Suspects in Pakistan Handed to U.S.
Fourteen suspected Al Qaeda militants, most of them Arabs, have been arrested in Pakistan and others are under strict surveillance, Pakistani government officials said Thursday.

Glitz Reflects Liberace Legacy
The Las Vegas museum expands to showcase more of the late pianist's glamour.

Treasury Chief, Bono Wrap Up Tour of Africa
U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono wound up a 10-day tour Thursday aimed at focusing world attention--and aid--on Africa's fiscal and health woes.

25 Civilians Slain Before Algeria Vote
Under the shadow of a massacre, Algerians voted Thursday in parliamentary elections boycotted by opposition parties and ethnic Berbers.

Mexico Court Voids Acquittal of 2 in U.S. Reporter's Death
An appeals court in the western Mexican state of Jalisco on Thursday overturned the acquittal of two Huichol Indians in the 1998 killing of U.S. journalist Philip True and sentenced them to 13 years in prison, the minimum for intentional homicide.

In the Taliban's Eyes, Bad News Was Good
Civilian deaths from U.S. bombing were exaggerated to sway opinion.

Northern Stars Are Aligned
On a brief stretch of Toronto pavement, Canada's Walk of Fame highlights the number of celebrities down here who are from up there.

India Refuses to Talk Peace
Leaders head for regional summit with no plans to meet despite war footing. Pakistan's Musharraf hopes Russia can bring sides together.

From Africa, Milk of Human Kindness
An impoverished village gives 14 cows--a prized possession--in sympathy for 9/11.

Britain Throws Party Fit for Queen
Elizabeth II celebrates her 50 years on the throne. The occasion reprises the debate on the relevance of the Windsors.

Iraq's Wary Kurds Wonder What Washington Has in Mind
Key opposition group sees both oppor- tunity and danger in any bid to topple Hussein.

Massacre Suspects Arrested
Police take 16 into custody from village near site where 26 were slain in a land dispute.

In Jittery Gaza, Till Peace Do They Stay Apart
Palestinian couples are putting off their weddings, both out of invasion worries and a desire to respect the communal gloom.

Hindus Build Pressure for Temple
Thousands of Hindu nationalists prayed and marched Sunday at the epicenter of India's most bitter religious dispute, winding up a 108-day celebration that was part of a campaign to pressure the government to let them build a temple at the site of a razed mosque.

Former King Postpones Visits to 2 Afghan Cities; Illness Is Cited
Former King Mohammad Zaher Shah postponed a trip to two Afghan cities Sunday because of illness, a spokesman said.

19 Wedding Guests Electrocuted on Bus
At least 19 wedding guests were electrocuted when baggage atop the bus they were in hit a high-voltage power line in northern India, police said. Earlier press reports had the death toll at 60.
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People's Court for Genocide
Eight years after the Rwandan slaughter, the overwhelmed justice system turns to villagers, including survivors, to pass judgment.

NATO, Russia Remake History With Accord
The former Cold War enemies forge a landmark, albeit limited, partnership.

Wiretaps May Have Foretold Terror Attacks
Suspected Al Qaeda operatives taped in Italy in 2000 discussed airplanes, airports and strikes 'that will never be forgotten.'

Libya Puts $2.7-Billion Price on Flight 103
Kadafi, seeking to end sanctions, offers $10 million per Lockerbie crash victim.

U.S. Drills in Philippines May Be Model for Future
Leaders in Malaysia and Indonesia are watching the joint military exercises in light of their own battles against terror.

Doubts Sprout About Mexico Water Pledges
Farmers in parched Chihuahua state wonder where President Fox will find the agua to repay the nation's debt to U.S., as he has vowed.

Divisions Slow U.S. Push for Mideast Peace
Clash of approaches to final settlement, security bogs down initiative.

3 Settlers Slain in W. Bank
Gunman picks off teens at a high school before being killed by a security official.

Arafat Plans to Revamp Security Services
The Palestinian leader hopes his reorganization of the dozen or so police forces will improve their efficiency. He also may be trying to keep his job.

'The Strike That Will Be a Surprise'
Excerpts from the Aug. 20, 2000, conversation between Abdulsalam Ali Ali Abdulrahman, a suspected Yemeni terrorist, and Abdelkader Mahmoud Es Sayed, an Egyptian accused of being Al Qaeda's top operative in Italy.

Bush Voices Concerns to Pope About U.S. Catholic Church
The president, in a 'gentlemanly' way, raises the issue of the institution's standing in the aftermath of a pedophilia scandal.

India and Pakistan Step Up War Rhetoric
New Delhi balks at peace talks and says Al Qaeda is operating in disputed Kashmir.

'Arafat' Chips a Hit in Egypt
Cheese-flavored Yasser Arafat potato chips--5 cents a bag.

3 Afghans Jockey for One Spot at the Top
Like the Great and Powerful Oz, former President Burhanuddin Rabbani indulges in fiery rhetoric and delusions of grandeur as he insists from his elegant villa that he remains head of state and the best promise of unifying this fractured country.

HMOs to Face Payment Pressure
State regulations would force insurers to disclose reimbursement rates and settle claims with providers promptly.

Bush, Putin Oppose Pakistan's Tests
Islamabad proceeds despite condemnation. India says Musharraf may be flexing his muscle for internal reasons.

Bulgaria's Orthodox Christian Monks Welcome John Paul
Pope John Paul II was given a warm welcome by Orthodox Christian monks and Bulgaria's prime minister at this nation's greatest monastery Saturday, as he pushed forward an effort to ease centuries of tension between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic faiths.

Jet Crashes Off Taiwan With 225 People Aboard
There are no reports of survivors on the flight to Hong Kong. The plane was the oldest in the airline's fleet of jumbo jets, officials say.

Train Wreck Kills 205
About 400 are hurt in crash involving two trains after one derails in Mozambique. The cause is unclear.

Israeli Forces Reenter Bethlehem
Army leaves after arresting suspected militant. Troops declare a curfew in Kalkilya.

Priest's Link to Drug Lords Fuels Concern
Father Gerardo Montano is at center of controversy over his alleged actions on behalf of the notorious Arellano Felix brothers.

For Presidents, Humor Is the Weapon of Choice
The two leaders trade punch lines on 'unofficial' day in St. Petersburg. Camaraderie points up a change in U.S.-Russia relations.

From Russia, With Love and Responsibility
Sure, President Bush and his Kremlin counterpart talked about chemical weapons and terrorism during Bush's Russian trip. They signed a promise to cut their deployed nuclear arsenals by two-thirds, established a new bilateral strategic relationship and issued serious declarations about half a dozen other important matters. That was on Friday in Moscow.

A Candidate With Many Lives
Likely new president has been targeted by guerrillas and accused of drug ties.

U.S. Needn't Fear Cuba, Castro Says
He says his nation would never attack America and backs its war on terror.

Homicide Charges Filed Against Ex-Spy Chief
A prosecutor has filed homicide charges against former Peruvian spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos and 18 army officers, alleging that they executed three Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement rebels who surrendered in a 1997 hostage rescue.

Bride Elopes With Groom's Nest Egg
A bride who allegedly left the groom standing at the altar while she fled with $138,000 of his family's money was arrested, a newspaper in Portugal reported.

PAN Candidate Wins Disputed Mayor's Race
A candidate from President Vicente Fox's National Action Party, or PAN, was elected mayor of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, less than two weeks after allegations of fraud delayed a complete tally of the votes.

3 Asylum Seekers Get Into S. Korean Consulate
Three North Korean asylum seekers were holed up in the South Korean Consulate in Beijing in the latest of a string of incidents highlighting the plight of tens of thousands of people hiding in China after fleeing hunger in their Communist homeland.

Crowds Line Up to Vote Under New System
Huge numbers of Lesotho citizens voted under a new electoral system designed to give smaller parties a voice in Parliament.

Chretien Ousts Possible Successor From Cabinet
A power struggle in Canada's governing Liberal Party brought the second Cabinet shuffle in a week, with Prime Minister Jean Chretien ousting Finance Minister Paul Martin, the man considered the front-runner to succeed him.