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David and Goliath Semifinalists Get Ready to Roll

While the World Cup has provided more than its fair share of upsets and surprises, it has yet to deliver a truly classic match.

U.S. Tactics Risk Afghan Backlash

In one raid, U.S. forces storm a home and arrest the owner, only to release him hours later. In another, soldiers tie women suspects' hands, breaking a strict local taboo against touching a woman.

Threats Drive Woman From Kabul Ministry

Afghanistan's former women's affairs minister fears for her own safety because of opposition to her by the country's powerful conservative religious establishment.

Israel Steps Up West Bank Invasion

Israeli tanks encircled Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's badly damaged headquarters and barricaded the front gate with debris as the army seized control of Ramallah on Monday in its widening West Bank operation.

Supreme Court Stops Over 150 Executions

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the death sentences of at least 150 convicted killers Monday, ruling that juries and not judges must make such life-or-death decisions.

Marches Spur Belfast Violence

Rival groups of Protestants and Catholics clashed on the streets of north Belfast on Sunday night, following a weekend of sporadic sectarian violence.

Euro Nears Parity With Falling Dollar

The euro powered above $0.98 for the first time in more than two years Monday as doubts over the appeal of U.S. assets and the strength of the U.S. recovery accelerated the dollar's losses across the board.

European Markets Head Toward September Lows

European shares slumped toward September lows Monday as financials such as Credit Suisse fell on fears they may have to pump more money into insurance businesses to boost solvency margins.

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