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Philippine dictatorship victims to be compensated

MANILA: Almost four decades after he was arrested and tortured and his sister disappeared into a maze of Philippine police cells and military houses, playwright

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Last jailed member of Greek dictatorship is dead

ATHENS: Nikolaos Dertilis, the last jailed member of the military dictatorship that ruled Greece from 1967-74, has died. He was 94. Dertilis had been transferred in December from the maximum

DUBAI: Iran said on Monday it had launched a live monkey into space, seeking to show off missile systems that have alarmed the West because the technology could potentially be

French, Mali forces head toward Timbuktu

SEVARE, Mali: French and Malian forces pushed toward the fabled desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, as the two-week-long French mission gathered momentum against the Islamist extremists who have ruled

Egypt’s Morsi declares emergency in 3 provinces

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president declared on Sunday a 30-day state of emergency and night curfew in the three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by the wave of violence that

Deadly smoke, lone blocked exit: 230 die in Brazil

SANTA MARIA, Brazil: A fast-moving fire roared through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, within seconds filling the space with flames and a thick, toxic smoke that killed

Roadside bomb kills 10 in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR: A police truck packed with officers and detainees struck a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan’s largest city, killing 10 of those aboard, officials said Sunday. It was one of

Brazil nightclub fire likely killed more than 200: police

BRASILIA: A nightclub fire in southern Brazil has probably left more than 200 people dead, a senior police official said on Sunday. Major Gerson da Rosa Ferreira, overseeing rescue efforts at the scene for

Riots over Egyptian death sentences kill at least 32

Egypt/CAIRO: At least 32 people were killed on Saturday when Egyptians rampaged in protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a soccer stadium disaster, violence that compounds

Chavez starting more medical treatment in Cuba

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has defeated a respiratory infection and has begun additional medical treatment in Cuba after struggling with complications following cancer surgery more than