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Iraq Parliament Cafeteria Bombed

A bomb rocked Iraq's parliament building in the heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, killing at least two lawmakers in a stunning security breach in the third month of a U.S.-Iraqi crackdown on violence in the capital, officials said.

Wen Presses Japanese Lawmakers

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday urged Japan's parliament not to forget Tokyo's wartime aggression, even as the two Asian powers mend their strained relations and bolster thriving business ties.

Attacks in Algeria Raise Fears That Al-Qaida Is Regrouping

Police were out in force in Algeria's capital Thursday, establishing checkpoints after suicide attacks claimed by al-Qaida killed 24 people and injured 222 others.

Ford Says It Is Sorry For CEO's Bush Joke

Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally is no longer laughing about his suggestion that he saved U.S. President George W. Bush's life during a recent White House visit.

U.S. Writer Kurt Vonnegut Dead at 84

Kurt Vonnegut, the satirical novelist who captured the absurdity of war and questioned the advances of science in darkly humorous works such as ""Slaughterhouse-Five"" and ""Cat's Cradle,"" died Wednesday. He was 84.

Kabul Kite-Maker Stars Behind the Scenes

A man living in a graveyard in a garbage-strewn, rundown Kabul district is the unlikely hero behind the scenes of one of Hollywood's most eagerly anticipated movies this year.

Plants May Be Yellow or Red on Other Planets

The same rules that make Earth plants green may make non-Earth plants yellow, red or green -- but likely not blue, U.S. scientists said this week.

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