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Sarkozy Faints While Jogging at Presidential Residence

France's health minister said French President Nicolas Sarkozy suffered a vasovagular episode while jogging on Sunday.

Europe Fast-Tracking Swine Flu Vaccine

The European Medicines Agency, the EU's top drug regulatory body, is accelerating the approval process for swine flu vaccine, and countries such as Britain, Greece, France and Sweden say they'll start using the vaccine after it's greenlighted.

Ex-'American Idol' Contestant Killed in Hit and Run

Authorities say a 25-year-old former contestant on "American Idol" has been struck and killed by a car in a Jersey shore town.

Iran's Opposition Asks to Mourn Iconic Victim

Iran's opposition leader asked authorities Sunday for permission to hold a memorial service for victims of last month's post-election unrest, including a young woman whose death was caught on video and became a symbol for protesters.

Cuba's Revolution Day Brings Sobering Celebration

Cuba's economy has been hammered by the global credit crisis, U.S. relations have not improved much under President Barack Obama and economic reforms that were supposed to ease life on the island have been slow to come.

Israel Wants 'Understanding' With U.S.

Netanyahu says he will try to work out policy disagreements in meetings with American envoy

North Korea Warns of 'Unimaginably Deadly Blows' to U.S.

North Korea's defense chief vowed Sunday to deal "unimaginably deadly blows" to the United States and South Korea if they attack the communist nation amid a tense standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

In Texas, Drought Means Conserving Every Last Drop

The nation's most drought-stricken state is deep-frying under relentless 100-degree days and waterways are drying up, especially in the hardest-hit area covering about 350 miles across south-central Texas.

Dead Whale Gets Stuck in Cruise Ship Bow

A cruise ship arrived at the Port of Vancouver with a dead whale lodged in its bow.

4 Suspects Detained in Mexico in U.S. Border Agent's Death

Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as American investigators searched hospitals for gunmen who were possibly wounded.