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Car Bomb Kills 17 in Provincial Iraq

A car bomb killed up to 17 people and wounded two dozen in a town south of Baghdad on Sunday, the latest in a spate of attacks outside the Iraqi capital since a new security plan there took effect.

Palestinians Seek Swap For Hostage

Hamas has handed over the names of Palestinian prisoners it demands Israel release in exchange for an Israeli soldier seized by Gaza gunmen 10 months ago, the Islamist group said.

Captain of Cruise Ship Faces Negligence Charges in Wreck

The captain of a cruise ship that sank off an Aegean Sea island, sending more than 1,500 passengers and crew onto rescue boats, was charged Saturday with causing a shipwreck through negligence.

Kerkorian Offers $4.5Bln for Chrysler

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is making another bid for Chrysler, adding a new contender to the list of those vying to own the troubled automaker.

Telecom Italia Chairman Steps Down

Telecom Italia's chairman resigned Friday, an apparent victory for the company's main shareholder as it seeks to negotiate the sale of a two-third stake of its TI holdings to U.S. telecom giant AT&T and its Mexican affiliate.

Piracy Move on China Seen as Near

After months of prodding China to crack down on pirated copies of U.S. movies, music and software, the White House appears ready to escalate the dispute into a legal confrontation.

Pension Fund Sheds Land Mines

In a victory for advocates of ""socially responsible"" investment, one of the world's largest pension funds said Friday that it has dumped its stock holdings in companies that make land mines.

A Genius for Rebellion

Smart Folks are a dime a dozen. What truly matters is creativity. As Albert Einstein put it, ""Imagination is more important than knowledge.""

Not the Man He Could Have Been

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has finally taken off his gloves in his long-running political conflict with Viktor Yanukovych, the country's power-hungry prime minister.

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