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Witness Testifies on Hussein-Era Torture

The trial of Saddam Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity on Wednesday heard some of the strongest evidence yet linking the former Iraqi president and his co-defendants to alleged torture.

Google Earth Images Irk Nations

When Google introduced Google Earth, free software that marries satellite and aerial images with mapping capabilities, the company emphasized its usefulness as a teaching and navigation tool, while advertising the pure entertainment value of high-resolution flyover images of the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the pyramids.

Toxic Spill Threatens Southern China

A toxic waste spill from a zinc smelter, the second environmental disaster to hit China in weeks, halted water supplies from a southern river for eight hours and threatened cities downstream, state media said on Wednesday.

Iranian's Oratory Looks Back to 1979

The morning after the ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was elected president in June, he made a pilgrimage to the tomb of the father of the Iranian revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, an act that appears to have foreshadowed exactly how the president-elect planned to lead his country.

EU Tries to Revive Iran Talks

Iranian and European negotiators sought to revive dialogue on Tehran's atomic ambitions Wednesday, but Iran again insisted on enriching uranium domestically despite concerns it could make nuclear arms.

German Banker Back in Court

Judges on Wednesday ordered a retrial of Germany's most prominent banker and five others over large payments to executives during Vodafone's takeover of rival Mannesmann in 2000.

AOL Snubs Microsoft in $1Bln Google Deal

America Online agreed to sell a 5 percent stake to Google in a $1 billion deal that deepens the ties binding two of the web's most popular sites while thwarting Microsoft's efforts to grab a larger piece of the booming Internet advertising market.

Lenovo Appoints Rival to Top Post

Lenovo, the world's third-biggest personal computer maker, named Dell's William Amelio as chief executive officer, replacing Stephen Ward.

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