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Russians Score Kremlin Cup Double

Nikolai Davydenko beat Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5, 7-6 to win his second straight Kremlin Cup title Sunday, and Yelena Dementyeva came from a set down to upset fourth-seeded Serena Williams for the women's crown.

Russian Holds Onto Heavyweight Crown

Evander Holyfield's quest for a fifth heavyweight title ran into a roadblock Saturday: Russia's Sultan Ibragimov.

French Mercenary Denard Dead at 78

Bob Denard, the French soldier whose near mythical involvement in African wars since the 1960s made him one of the world's most famous mercenaries, has died. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and was 78 years old.

Gore Wins Nobel for Climate Work

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, newly named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Friday that he hoped the honor would ""elevate global consciousness"" about the challenges of global warming.

Vatican Documents Clear Knights Templar

The Knights Templar, a medieval Christian military order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will be partly rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it has guarded for 700 years.

Howard Calls for November Election

Australian Prime Minister John Howard called general elections for Nov. 24, which will decide whether Australia will start bringing home its troops from Iraq and which could bring a graceless end to his 11 years in power.

Rice Urges Turkey's Restraint

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday that she had urged Turkey to refrain from any major military operation in northern Iraq.

Myanmar Relaxes Crackdown on Protesters

Myanmar's ruling junta has restored Internet service and relaxed a nighttime curfew, easing a crackdown on pro-democracy activists as a UN envoy went to Asia on Sunday to rally regional help for Myanmar's crisis.

Hail Damage Makes States Take to Skies

Water is prized in western Kansas, where aquifers are suffering and farming is the way of life. A scant centimeter of rain can mean all the difference in a growing season.

Banks Plan Fund to Buy Mortgage Securities

Major banks, including Citigroup, are looking at setting up a roughly $80 billion fund to buy ailing mortgage securities and other assets in a bid to prevent the credit crunch from further hurting the global economy, sources familiar with the matter said.

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