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Once a Refuge, Ivory Coast Falls to War

Emma Sekah, a 13-year-old girl with braided pigtails, covered her ears. An angry crowd gathered around her. She grabbed her 5-year-old brother, Suday, who was howling hysterically. They looked in all directions to run away. But there was nowhere to go.

Pyongyang Pledges to Attend Seoul Meeting

As diplomatic pressure for dialogue over its nuclear weapons program mounted around the world, North Korea agreed Thursday to attend Cabinet-level talks with South Korea -- a meeting that could help solve the dangerous standoff.

Scientists Discover Another Einstein Notion Has Weight

Using a rare alignment of Jupiter against a far-off quasar, scientists for the first time have succeeded in measuring the speed of gravity, a fundamental constant of physics described by Albert Einstein in his general theory of relativity.

Blix: Smoking Gun Not Found in Iraq

UN weapons inspectors have not found any smoking guns in Iraq during their search for weapons of mass destruction, the chief UN weapons inspector said Thursday.

Turkish Crash Blamed on Fog

Turkish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul said Thursday that fog appeared to be the cause of an airliner crash that killed 75 people in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

'Sharongate' Affair Cuts Likud's Election Hopes

A corruption scandal embroiling Prime Minister Ariel Sharon turned Israel's election campaign into an open race Thursday after opinion polls showed support for his front-running Likud party plummeting.

America Divided Over Bush Tax Plan

On a mother-daughter day out, Barbara Bowers and Laura Folsom strolled Maiden Lane, a gated pedestrian district of boutiques and beauty salons that cater to the well-to-do.

British Rival Buys Safeway For $5Bln

Safeway PLC, Britain's fourth-biggest grocer and long seen as a takeover target, agreed on Thursday to a ?2.9 billion ($4.6 billion) all-share bid by rival William Morrison Supermarkets PLC.

Africa Reaps $1Bln Benefit From U.S. Pact

In a corner of Maseru's shabby industrial zone, workers at the Shining Century factory cut and sew bolts of billowing maroon and navy blue fabric into T-shirts destined for the shelves of Gap stores across the United States.

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