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Abbas asks UN to recognize Palestine

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asks the United Nations on Friday to recognize a state for his people, as Israel still occupies its territory and the United States has vowed to veto the demand.

Afghans weep during funeral of slain Rabbani

Weeping Afghans gathered under tight security on Friday to bury former president Burhanuddin Rabbani, the government's chief peace negotiator killed this week by a suicide bomber posing as a Taliban envoy with a message about possible talks.

Faster than light' particles threaten Einstein

Sub-atomic particles apparently traveling faster than light could force a major rethink of theories about how the cosmos works and even allow dreams of time travel and extra dimensions, scientists said on Friday.