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  • Afghan president's brother withdraws from election, backs ex-minister

    Qayum Karzai, the Maryland-based brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, said Wednesday that he was withdrawing from next month's presidential election and would back former foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul, widely believed to be the current president's favored candidate.
  • 'Pray for me,' pope asks the faithful

    VATICAN CITY - Sunshine glinting off his golden vestments, Pope Benedict XVI summoned centuries of Catholic tradition yesterday, then asked hundreds of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's Square to join him as he sets out on a new papacy. "Pray...

    Wall of water tossed train, killing hundreds

    TELWATTA, Sri Lanka -- The train known as the Queen of the Sea chugged slowly up the sandy, palm-fringed coast of eastern Sri Lanka, carrying hundreds of residents from the capital to visit relatives or enjoy a day at the sunny resorts near the town of...

    At disaster sites, leaders try to help while numb with grief

    HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka - For hours that first day, the Rev. Indika Anthony loaded up his pickup truck with dead bodies. Some were piled like cargo in the back. But, much worse for the priest, others were seated like passengers in the front, stuffed even...

    Paychecks raise eyebrows

    Charity is big business in Maryland, and some of the providers provide the compensation packages to prove it. Seven of the state's 501(c)(3) organizations - charities, the most common nonprofits - paid more than $1 million in salary and benefits to at...