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Musaazi Tony plays the trumpet as part of the M-Lisada Brass Band on July 9th in the streets of Kampala, Uganda.

Children of Uganda find brass family

KAMPALA, Uganda - A young boy climbs the ladder to a water tank to get a bird’s-eye perspective of trombonists, trumpeters and drummers as their initial tuning notes converge into a melodic and energetic piece.

World’s oldest new mom dies, leaves twin toddlers

MADRID – A Spanish woman believed to have become the world’s oldest new mother when she gave birth at 66 has died at 69, leaving behind twin toddlers, newspapers reported Wednesday.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., from left, is joined by other House Democratic leaders, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Pete Stark of California, Henry Waxman of California, Charles Rangel of New York, and John Dingell of Michigan, in a news conference, announcing the introduction of health care legislation on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 14, 2009, in Washington.

House, Senate prepare separate health care reforms

WASHINGTON – Firing up his drive for health care overhaul, President Barack Obama pressed lawmakers Wednesday to step up to their responsibilities and move legislation this summer, even as his campaign organization rolled out television ads targeting reluctant senators.

Al-Qaida No. 2: US threatens Pakistan’s destiny

CAIRO – Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader warned the Pakistani people in a new audio message that the U.S. interference in their country’s affairs poses a grave danger to Pakistan’s future and very existence.

Italian Red Cross hostage freed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Al-Qaida-linked militants freed an Italian Red Cross worker Sunday from six months of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines, officials said. The 62-year old said he was treated well but constantly feared being beheaded.

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha, and Malia, obscured, walk past traditional dancers as they participate in a departure ceremony at the airport in Accra, Ghana, Saturday, July 11, 2009.

In personal terms, Obama hails Africa’s promise

ACCRA, Ghana – America’s president and Africa’s son, Barack Obama dashed with pride onto the continent of his ancestors Saturday, challenging its people to shed corruption and conflict in favor of peace. Campaigning to all of Africa, he said, “Yes you can.”

New high-tech roof graces Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon is famous for its grass courts and for the elite cadre of players that descend upon those courts each year during late June and early July. With one of the most historic final men’s singles matches between Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, this year was no exception.

South Korean government Web sites hit by cyber attacks

SEOUL, South Korea – Suspected cyber attacks paralyzed Web sites of major South Korean government agencies, banks and Internet sites in a barrage that appeared linked to similar attacks in the United States, South Korean officials said Tuesday.

Iranian president Ahmadinejad declares new era for country

TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sought to disperse the clouds of doubt surrounding his re-election in his first major television address. But even as he spoke, opponents went to their rooftops shouting “death to the dictator” – a sign of continuing defiance.

Hundreds of troops pour into China’s west following ethnic riots

URUMQI, China – Hundreds of helmeted troops in riot gear swarmed the central square of the capital of western Xinjiang on Wednesday after ethnic riots left at least 156 dead. The city’s Communist Party boss promised those behind the killings would be executed.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hugs Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell after she announced she would be stepping down as Governor in Wasilla, Alaska on Friday July 3, 2009. The former Republican vice presidential candidate made the surprise announcement, saying she would step down July 26 but didn't announce her plans.

Palin links resignation to ‘higher calling’

JUNEAU, Alaska – Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday laid the groundwork to take on a larger, national role after leaving state government, citing a “higher calling” with the aim of uniting the country along conservative lines.

Drug war, economy weigh on Mexico election

MEXICO CITY – Drug violence, an economic downturn and recent cases of political malfeasance weighed heavily as Mexicans voted Sunday in midterm congressional elections that could decide the future of President Felipe Calderon’s anti-crime and economic policies.

Obama says Iraq will see difficult days ahead

WASHINGTON – President Obama warned Saturday “there will be difficult days ahead” in Iraq and said the United States will remain a strong partner to Iraq for its security.

North Korea test-fires more missiles on holiday

SEOUL, South Korea – The ballistic missiles that North Korea test-fired this weekend were likely capable of striking key government and military facilities in South Korea, a defense official said Sunday, amid growing concerns over Pyongyang’s firepower.


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