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April 11, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Close calls with crocodiles and a brutal civil war have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

The yearlong, 4,250 mile journey along the world's longest river will see the former British army captain pass through seven countries.

April 11, 2014 - 11:03 AM

Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68

LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, the creator of teenage angst-ridden Adrian Mole, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68.

Penguin Books confirmed that Townsend died in Leicester, central England. British media reports said she died Thursday.

April 11, 2014 - 10:33 AM

Gummy bear loses latest round in copyright fight

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Spruengli AG has won the latest round in its battle of the bears against Germany's Haribo GmbH.

A Cologne appeals court ruled Friday that the Swiss company's gold-foil wrapped chocolate teddy doesn't violate Haribo's copyrighted "Gold Bear" name for its gummy bears.

April 11, 2014 - 10:03 AM

BMW extends recall worldwide to half-million cars

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker BMW is issuing a worldwide recall of many models of cars with certain six-cylinder gas motors after identifying a problem with a bolt used in the engine.

The company said Friday that a recall started in China last week has now been extended worldwide, affecting 489,000 vehicles, including 156,000 in the U.S.

April 11, 2014 - 8:03 AM

Real IRA man charged with Omagh bomb refused bail

April 11, 2014 - 7:34 AM

Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government says the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions, the international rules of war that also cover occupations.

April 11, 2014 - 5:33 AM

Spain's deflation not as great as first thought

MADRID (AP) — Spain's statistics office says prices were 0.1 percent lower in March than the year before, slightly less than the previous estimate of 0.2 percent.

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