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Barca Lets Rivaldo Go -- For Real?

Barcelona is confident Rivaldo will not sign for arch-rival Real Madrid following its bold decision to release the Brazilian a year before the end of his contract.

Afghans Welcome Back Soccer

Abdul Alim Kohistani led an army in the war against the Taliban. Now, the Afghan soccer tsar is leading fans back to stadiums not long ago used as execution grounds.

Opposition Stifled in Kazakhstan

A Supreme Court judge sentenced a former government minister to six years in prison last week and denied him the right to appeal his conviction.

Drinking Horse Milk for a Kick

Horse milk is tasty enough -- thick, foamy and so much sweeter than cow's milk that even a single cup seems leavened with spoonfuls of sugar.

Few Takers For Hardship Posts

Despite a record number of people applying to join the U.S. Foreign Service since Sept. 11, the U.S. State Department is having a difficult time filling hardship posts overseas, as U.S. diplomats shun jobs over security and lifestyle concerns.

Peres Eyes Pullout, Handover of Taxes

Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres on Monday said the army was prepared to withdraw from two West Bank towns occupied for more than a month as long as Palestinian security forces were ready to take over and prevent attacks against Israel.

Government Forces Reclaim Liberian Town

Brandishing rifles, jubilant government troops strutted through this heavily looted northwestern Liberian town after driving away rebel forces who had controlled it for close to three months.

New Party Launched in Turkey

Former Turkish Foreign Minister Ismail Cem on Monday launched a new center-left pro-reform party to fight expected snap elections in November in the crisis-hit NATO country.

Russia Set to Use Satellites to Map Out Land

Russia is looking to take a lesson in German accuracy by using digital land measurement techniques and Russian satellites to bring surveying technology and records up to date.

7 Atrium-Style Centers to Be Built Next Year

Seven more shopping and entertainment centers similar to the Atrium center next to Kursky Station are to be built in Moscow, Mikhail Rudyak, head of developer Ingeokom, said Monday.

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