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Yagudin Astounds With 6 Perfect Scores

Olympic champion Alexei Yagudin made history Tuesday when he was awarded six perfect scores to claim the outright lead at the world figure skating championships.

'Russian Rocket' Heads to Rangers

Glen Sather sounded as if he was beaming Monday night as he spoke on the telephone about the Rangers' blockbuster acquisition of Pavel Bure for a startlingly low price. And why not? The Florida Panthers gave Bure away.

U.S. Cease-Fire Efforts Gather Steam

U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday he would meet with Yasser Arafat if a Middle East truce took hold. In that case, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he was ready to lift a travel ban on the Palestinian leader.

Annan Calls Israeli Offensive 'Warfare'

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel's recent offensive resembled ""all-out conventional warfare,"" resulting in illegitimate attacks on civilians, ambulances and schools, said a letter obtained Monday.

Myanmar Spooked by 'Coup Plot'

Myanmar said Tuesday it was too busy dealing with an alleged coup plot to meet UN envoy Razali Ismail this week, raising doubts about the future of talks with pro-democracy opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Operation Anaconda Forces Pull Out

All U.S. and Canadian forces have withdrawn from the eastern Shah-e-Kot Valley, where the biggest U.S.-led ground offensive of the war in Afghanistan took place earlier this month, a U.S. general said Tuesday.

5 Demonstrators Killed in Kyrgyzstan Clashes

Police opened fire at demonstrators in a fresh outbreak of violence in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan, killing one person and injuring 18 others, police said Tuesday.

Possible Final Refuge of Incas Unearthed

In the first major Inca find in four decades, Peruvian and British explorers say they have discovered a hidden city, perched on an Andean hilltop, that may have sheltered stalwarts of South America's legendary empire as they made a last stand against Spanish conquerors.

UN Conference Focuses on Poor

A UN conference aimed at helping impoverished countries get a bigger share of global wealth opened Monday with major powers offering differing plans and critics fearing the result will be generalities and not specific solutions.

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