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Quake Leaves 2.5 Million Homeless

Aircraft rushed in supplies from abroad and Washington pledged $50 million in aid Monday as hungry families displaced in Pakistan's worst earthquake huddled in tents and shopkeepers clashed with looters.

Merkel to Lead Under German Coalition Deal

Conservative leader Angela Merkel will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal that sees Gerhard Schroder step aside but gives his Social Democrats top posts in a new government, sources said on Monday.

Results in Poland Force Runoff

Two center-right candidates for Poland's presidency were meeting with voters and advisers Monday, as they entered a new campaign phase after the weekend vote gave neither the absolute majority needed for outright victory.

Game Theory Scholars Awarded Nobel Prizes

Israeli and U.S. citizen Robert Aumann and American Thomas Schelling won the 2005 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for their work on game theories that help explain political and economic conflicts from arms races to price wars.

Uganda Plans 'Chastity Scholarships'

Mousisi Anatolius moved from hut to hut, taking notes in a tattered ledger as he interviewed parents and their young daughters. He was searching for virgins.

Frost Signs Up for Al-Jazeera Channel

Al-Jazeera, which is launching an English-language network with Washington as a major hub, has landed its first big-name Western journalist: David Frost. And the veteran BBC interviewer says he is perfectly comfortable with the unlikely marriage.

Concierge Firm Satisfies Wildest Dreams

Gina Pellini wanted to arrange something outrageous for her husband's birthday, so she called a company that specializes in over-the-top surprises.

U.S. Proposes Steep Tariff Cuts

The top U.S. trade official laid out a new proposal Monday on agricultural tariffs and subsidies, saying the EU and Japan must now promise to do more to improve their own offers.

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