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TORONTO (AP) — Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's information minister lashed out at the United States on Friday and demanded an apology for the treatment of a diplomat who was arrested in New York, saying America cannot behave "atrociously" and get away with it.
Will the world let its youngest country slip into civil war after suffering so long for independence?
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a move that could have major political ramifications for South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, the country's biggest trade union called Friday for President Jacob Zuma to resign and said it will not support the ANC in next year's elections.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay bill that calls for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts, drawing criticism from rights campaigners who called it "the worst in the world."
BERLIN (AP) — A spokesman for a German company says Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has landed in Berlin on its private jet after being pardoned by President Vladimir Putin.
The president says that his administration has "an urgent obligation" to respond.
LONDON (AP) — Two former assistants to Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband were acquitted of fraud Friday, capping a trial where allegations of unauthorized employee spending on lavish goods were often overshadowed by titillating glimpses into the celebrity chef's troubled home life.
ROME (AP) — Italian prison officials knew about a serial killer's lengthy criminal record but still let him go visit his elderly mother on a two-day pass, Italy's justice minister said Friday. The killer has since fled and his whereabouts are unknown.
MOSCOW (AP) — Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who has been pardoned by President Vladimir Putin, left jail after 10 years Friday and left for Germany, prison officials said on Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been released from prison following President Vladimir Putin's pardon, his spokeswoman told the Associated Press Friday.
LONDON (AP) — An industry group sought to reassure theatergoers Friday that London's elegant but aging venues are safe after chunks of ornamental plaster fell from a ceiling of the Apollo Theatre, showering patrons with dust and debris and injuring 76 people.
CAIRO (AP) — In an audiotape, Egypt's military chief talks about his dreams, saying that in one nighttime vision he was brandishing a sword and that in another he told the late Anwar Sadat that he himself would be president one day. The tape, apparently leaked by opponents to embarrass the general, kicked off an online storm of parodies and mockery.
The $632.8 billion bill changes how the military deals with sexual assault.
LONDON (AP) — Authorities are carrying out a structural assessment at the Apollo Theatre after the partial collapse of its ceiling injured more than 75 people in the packed auditorium.
TOKYO (AP) — The first humanoid robot in space made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero-gravity on the International Space Station.
CHICAGO (AP) — The detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.
Target's data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant is expected to miss about six weeks with an injured left knee, dealing the second major injury setback of the year to the Los Angeles Lakers' superstar guard.
ELK CITY, Okla. (AP) — Talk about a marriage proposal to remember.