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PAKISTAN. Suicide teams attack Pakistani police stations; 30 militants die in airstrike
AFGHANISTAN. Karzai: NATO's effort to prevent civilian deaths still not enough
IRAQ. Sunni party drops out of Iraq's national elections
PESHAWAR, Pakistan _ Suicide attackers strike two police stations in apparently coordinated attacks in northwestern Pakistan, killing a police chief and wounding four officers, authorities say. Elsewhere in the troubled region bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan's army says it killed 30 militants in an airstrike. By Riaz Khan. AP Photos.
KABUL _ Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that NATO's efforts to prevent civilian deaths during its operations are not enough because innocent people keep dying, as the military alliance continues its offensive in a key Taliban stronghold. By Heidi Vogt. AP Photos.
AMSTERDAM _ The Dutch coalition government collapses over whether to extend the country's military mission in Afghanistan, leaving uncertain the future of its 1,600 soldiers fighting there. By Arthur Max.
BAGHDAD _ The Sunni wing of Iraq's leading nonsectarian political coalition is dropping out of next month's election as a result of alleged Iranian influence on a Shiite-led vetting panel that blacklisted hundreds of candidates. By Lara Jakes and Hamid Ahmed. Developing.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti _ Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive says the Haitian government will appropriate land to build temporary camps for earthquake victims. The decision, announced in an interview with The Associated Press, is potentially explosive in a country where a small elite owns most of the land in and around the capital. By Michelle Faul.
WASHINGTON _ Justice Department lawyers showed "poor judgment" but did not commit professional misconduct when they authorized CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics at the height of the U.S. war on terrorism, an internal review finds. By Matt Apuzzo.
RIO DE JANEIRO _ After clinging to life rafts in high seas for up to 16 hours, 64 students aboard a Canadian ship that sank off Brazil's coast were expected to land in Rio early Saturday. By Bradley Brooks.
BAKURIANI, Georgia _ Thousands of Georgians were paying their last respects Saturday to a young athlete whose death cast a pall over the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics and sent his nation into mourning. By Misha Dzhindzhikhashvili.
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MOSCOW _ Russia's foreign minister says he is "very alarmed" over Iran's failure to prove its nuclear program is peaceful, suggesting Moscow may be closer to acceding to Western demands for new U.N. sanctions against Tehran. By David Nowak and Edith M. Lederer.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina _ Argentina has ruled out military action to reassert its sovereignty claims over the Falkland Islands, but insists on negotiations with Britain over oil exploration in what Argentina considers to be its territorial waters, a top diplomat said. By Almudena Calatrava.
TOPEKA, Kansas _ American missionaries who faced allegations of child trafficking in Haiti but were freed from jail describe their trip to the earthquake-ravaged country as a simple humanitarian effort that left them even more concerned about the Haitian people. By John Hanna and Caryn Rousseau. AP Photos.
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WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama says the health care meeting he's holding next week with Democratic and Republican lawmakers will test their ability to solve not just this problem, but other problems, too. By Darlene Superville.
BADULA QULP, Afghanistan _ The patrol set out before dawn, guided into the village by orange and purple glow sticks. By the end of the mission, some soldiers had come under fire. For another soldier, the closest thing to a battle was a confrontation with a swarm of angry ants. By Christopher Torchia. AP Photos.
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TOKYO _ Japan is looking to Toyota president Akio Toyoda's appearance before U.S. lawmakers next week to help burnish an image marred by a flood of recalls _ and to prevent grievances over the issue from fanning broader political tensions. Moved. By Elaine Kurtenbach.
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