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By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
Officials cited complaints that Afghans working for American Special Forces had killed and tortured villagers in Maidan Wardak province, a crucial link in the defense of the capital.
By NICHOLAS KULISH
The victor, Nicos Anastasiades, now faces crucial negotiations with international lenders over a bailout for his financially ailing nation.
By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
The "framework" calls for greater cooperation between Congo's neighbors - some of which are accused of supporting rebel groups - and political changes by its government.
By RACHEL DONADIO
Pope Benedict XVI says he will continue to serve and love the church by praying and meditating after his abdication on Thursday.
By ADAM NOSSITER
With 16 percent of the world's Catholics now living in Africa, the church's future, many say, lies in the continent.
By EDWARD WONG
A project aimed at restoring the artwork of two sites in Lo Manthang, Nepal, has trained a team of local residents to revise historic works.