KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Artists and activists have handed out 10,000 pink balloons to residents in Afghanistan’s war-weary capital, bringing smiles to surprised Kabul residents a day after a major Taliban siege on an international compound in the city.
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In the Jodi Arias trial, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
Read more here: Jury foreman says life or death decision unfair
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say explosives transported by suspected Taliban fighters accidentally detonated while they were stopped at a mosque, killing 12 people.
Read more here: Mosque blast kills 12 in eastern Afghanistan
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Police say that a teacher was among the 17 burned to death in eastern Pakistan when a minibus taking children to school suddenly caught fire.
Read more here: 16 children, 1 teacher dead in Pakistan bus fire
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Between 35 and 40 percent of workers at Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc's Indonesian unit returned to work on Saturday to carry out maintenance work after a training tunnel collapse that killed 28 people, a union official said. The resumption of work was a possible sign that the firm was gearing up towards restarting operations at the world's No. 2 copper mine. …
Read more here: Freeport Indonesia union says 35-40 pct of workers resume work
EL CORRAL, Chile (AP) — The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates their orchards and vineyards with its clear water.
Read more here: Chile's Indians take on world's largest gold miner
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Boston or the New York Rangers? To be honest, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson doesn't think it matters who the Pittsburgh Penguins face in the Eastern Conference finals.
Read more here: Penguins oust Sens in five, reach Eastern finals
MIAMI (AP) — David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Read more here: Pacers steal Game 2 away from Heat in Miami, 97-93
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch and robs Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.
Read more here: Improving economy alters political landscape
The crash of a volunteer Angel Flight in upstate New York that killed at least two people is under investigation, and authorities say a search is under way for the missing pilot.
Read more here: Angel Flight crashes in NY, 2 killed, 1 missing