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Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

MANILA, Philippines: A southern Philippine town plans to hold funeral rites for the world’slargest saltwater crocodile and then preserve its remains in a museum to

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Muslim makes Israeli football debut

JERUSALEM: Under heavy security, a Muslim football player whose signing with a Jerusalem club sparked a violent uprising by a hardcore group of racist fans made his much anticipated debut

“Argo” extends winning streak with BAFTA for best film

LONDON: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” was crowned best film at the BAFTAs on Sunday while Daniel Day-Lewis bagged yet another leading actor award for the title role in “Lincoln” as an

Bahrain crisis talks to begin amid mistrust

MANAMA, Bahrain: After nearly two years of nonstop unrest, opposing factions in Bahrain are set to open talks to ease an Arab Spring conflict that has run longer than Syria’s

Boeing completes ”uneventful” test flight of 787 Dreamliner

CHICAGO: Boeing Co completed what it called an uneventful flight on Saturday of a test787 Dreamliner, its first since the airplanes were grounded more than three weeks ago after a

Chinese world worries that Year of Snake may bite

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As Indiana Jones might say: Why did it have to be the Year of the Snake? When the Chinese-speaking world ushers in its new year on

Yemen minister says weapons came from Iran

SANAA, Yemen: Yemen’s interior minister said Saturday that his country was disappointed to find that a large and diverse cache of weapons seized on a ship last month had been

Syrian president reshuffles economic Cabinet posts

DAMASCUS, Syria: President Bashar Assad has reshuffled his Cabinet, appointing new ministers to handle an economy ravaged by two years of uprising and civil war, Syria’s state media reported Saturday.

Iran says its English channel dropped by satellite

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s English-language channel Press TV says that it has been dropped by the satellite that had broadcast its signal to North America. The Saturday report says that the

Roadside bomb kills 6 Afghan civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan: A government official says a roadside bomb has struck a car in southern Afghanistan, killing six civilians. The spokesman for the governor of southern Helmand province said Saturday