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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election commission delayed a planned release of full results from the April 5 presidential election to allow for recounts and audits, officials said Wednesday, a development that adds to the confusion surroundin ...more

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire grand jury has indicted a former Fortune 500 executive on second-degree murder charges in a crash that killed a Vermont couple in December.Fifty-three-year-old Robert Dellinger told investigators he was tryin ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — The German and French foreign ministers are making a joint visit to Moldova and Georgia, former Soviet republics that have breakaway regions with Russian-speaking populations, as tensions simmer over Russia's intentions in Ukraine. ...more

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.But they ...more

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VARANASI, India (AP) — For tens of millions of Hindus, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage. Crowded with ancient temples and shrines, its streets jammed with believers and tourists, this city on the banks of the holy Ganges River is where the devout beli ...more

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's parliament speaker says a lawmaker has announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless civil war.Presiden ...more

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By Jeremy Laurence and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan a ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament has held a round of voting but failed to elect a new head of state in its first try before President Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on May 25.According to Lebanon's sectarian-based power-sharing system ...more

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BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand's capital say a pro-government activist who opposed a law punishing critics of the monarchy has been shot dead.Police Col. Thanawat Watthanakul says Kamol Duangphasuk was shot by unidentified gunmen Wednesday in ...more

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By Grace Li HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong on Wednesday scrapped travel sanctions against the Philippines after Manila offered an apology and compensation for a hostage tragedy almost four years ago, settling a lengthy diplomatic spat betwee ...more