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Greek leader survives crucial confidence vote

ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou survived a confidence vote early today, calming a vicious revolt in his Socialist party with an emotional pledge to step aside if necessary and seek a cross-party government lasting four months to safeguard a new European debt agreement.

Papandreou won the critical parliamentary confidence motion 153-145 after a week of drama in Athens that horrified Greece's European partners, spooked global markets and overshadowed the Group of 20 summit in the French resort of Cannes.

Gunbattle kills 6 in Mexican border city

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Groups of heavily armed men fired hundreds of shots at each other in the streets of this Mexican border city, leaving at least six of the combatants dead, authorities said Friday.

Gunmen opened fire on each other late Thursday in the working class neighborhood of La Cuesta, Chihuahua state prosecutors spokesman Arturo Sandoval said. He said investigators recovered 442 shells from the scene.

42 Chinese miners rescued after cave-in

BEIJING — Rescuers pulled 42 more miners to the surface Saturday, more than 36 hours after they were trapped following a cave-in at a coal mine in central China, but several other workers were still missing, state media reported.

The rescues came after seven other miners were pulled out alive Friday from the mine in the city of Samenxia in Henan province. Eight miners were killed in Thursday night's accident, and three were still missing.

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