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US soldier describes torture, escape attempts during his 5 years as Taliban captive

By Michael Biesecker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RALEIGH, N.C. -- U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years ...

Horse of Year California Chrome faces international field in $10 million Dubai World Cup

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- It's almost show time for "rock star" California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner ...

Smith posts a 5th century vs India since December, helps Australia win World Cup semifinal

By John Pye THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia -- Steve Smith strode the crease with Australia in a spot of bother in the ...

African lioness kept as pet in central Pakistan gives birth to litter of 5 cubs

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MULTAN, Pakistan -- It's a baby boom for the owner of a pet lioness in central Pakistan. The African lioness ...

US, UN press Europe to make strong return to peacekeeping as Islamic State, other threats grow

By Cara Anna THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Russia's aggressiveness in the east. The Islamic State group's sudden rise in the south. As Europe finds ...
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Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun at Catholic missionary school

[caption id="attachment_859582" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Mohammad Salim Shaikh, one of the two suspects arrested by police in the gang rape of an ...
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Australia beats 2011 champion India by 95 runs, sets up World Cup final vs co-host New Zealand

[caption id="attachment_859573" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson celebrates bowling India's batsman Rohit Sharma during their 2015 Cricket World Cup semi-final ...

India s pace attack fails to blunt Australia batsmen in World Cup semifinal defeat

By Keiran Smith THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia -- A bowling attack that had propelled 2011 champion India to a seven-game winning streak ...

Australia beats 2011 champion India by 95 runs, sets up World Cup final vs co-host New Zealand

By John Pye THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia -- Michael Clarke's Australian lineup ended India's reign as World Cup champion with a 95-run ...

Bergdahl charges revive questions and controversy over Obama s prisoner swap

By Julie Pace THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy ...

Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun at Catholic missionary school

By Manik Banerjee THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KOLKATA, India -- Police arrested two suspects Thursday in the gang rape of an elderly nun in ...

Australia beats 2011 champion India by 95 runs, sets up World Cup final vs co-host New Zealand

By John Pye THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYDNEY, Australia -- Australia ended 2011 champion India's unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 95-run ...

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