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Brother upsets brother to lead UK Labour Party

LONDON — The fraternal fight to lead Britain's Labour Party culminated Saturday with Ed Miliband, a 40-year-old pro-union darling, narrowly upsetting his older brother to become the new face of the British opposition.

Labour has limped along since May, when it suffered its worst political defeat in decades, forcing its former chief, Gordon Brown, to surrender the keys to No. 10 Downing St. to the conservative David Cameron. Since then, Labour has struggled to find a fresh voice and message as it navigates its role in the opposition for the first time in 13 years.

That voice will now come from Miliband, who bested his better-known and more accomplished brother, David, 50.65 percent to 49.35 percent in the party's complex vote tally Saturday.

Mexico arrests alleged drug trafficker, cohorts

DOCTOR GONZALEZ, Mexico — Mexican authorities have arrested an alleged trafficker known as "The Tiger" who they say shipped a half-ton of drugs to the U.S. each month and may have been poised to take over for a dead capo in the Sinaloa cartel.

Federal police said Saturday that Margarito Soto Reyes, 44, was detained along with eight alleged accomplices near the western city of Guadalajara.

American singer wins 1 million dumplings

MOSCOW — A technician for an American telephone company has won the top prize of 1 million Russian dumplings in the Karaoke World Championships.

Edward Pimentel won the unusual prize early today in Moscow after getting the most votes from audience members.

Amateur singers from 16 countries took part in the three-day competition.

Pimentel, from Albuquerque, favors the R&B genre. For his song in the final round, he chose Usher's "DJ's Got Us Fallin' In Love."

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