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Myanmar Blames Kachin Rebels For Fighting

Updated: 06/17/2011 - Myanmar's government has blamed ethnic Kachin rebels for starting a week of fighting along the country's northeastern border with China.

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Russia Buys French Warships

Posted: 06/17/2011 - Russia signed a contract Friday worth more than $1 billion to buy two French warships - the largest military deal between a NATO country and Moscow in a move that will likely worry some of Russia's neighbors.

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UPS Restricted from Shipping Some UK Cargo

Updated: 06/17/2011 - Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security flaws, the British government said Friday after it carried out security tests.

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Vietnam Begins 1st Phase Of Agent Orange Cleanup

Posted: 06/17/2011 - Vietnam is kicking off the first phase of a joint plan with former enemy the United States to clean up environmental damage from the chemical Agent Orange.

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Greek PM Replaces Finance Minister In Reshuffle

Posted: 06/17/2011 - Prime Minister George Papandreou has replaced his finance minister in a broad cabinet reshuffle to counter widespread anger over tough new austerity measures essential to prevent Greece from a disastrous default.

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China Stages Military Drills In South China Sea

Posted: 06/17/2011 - China says its maritime forces staged three days and nights of exercises in the South China Sea, a disputed, resource-rich region where tensions are rising.

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Citigroup: Number Of Credit Card Holders Hacked Doubles

Updated: 06/16/2011 - Hackers stole account information of more than 360,000 of Citigroup Inc.'s U.S. credit card customers in a recent data breach, the bank said Wednesday, almost double the number initially thought.

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Indonesian Cleric Gets 15 Years On Terror Charge

Posted: 06/16/2011 - Radical Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison after a trial on charges of sanctioning and funding a jihadi training camp that brought together terrorists from almost every known Indonesian extremist group.

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Gay Marriage On Menu For Australia PM Dinner

Posted: 06/16/2011 - Australian gay and lesbian couples will try to change Prime Minister Julia Gillard's opposition to same-sex marriage when they dine at her official residence after activists won a charity auction to attend a private dinner party.

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Al-Qaida Says Al-Zawahri Has Succeeded Bin Laden

Updated: 06/16/2011 - Al-Qaida has selected its longtime No. 2 to succeed Osama bin Laden following last month's U.S. commando raid that killed the terror leader, according to a statement posted Thursday on a web site affiliated with the network.

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Ash Cancels Flights To Another Australian City

Posted: 06/13/2011 - More Australian flights were canceled Tuesday because of ash from a Chilean volcano, this time out of a midsize southern airport, as airlines scrambled to fly out thousands of passengers who had been stranded for two days in Melbourne.

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Lima Mayor: No Christ Statue To Overlook Coast

Posted: 06/13/2011 - The mayor of the Peru's capital may have spoiled President Alan Garcia's plans to erect a huge statue of Jesus similar to Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer on a hill overlooking Lima's Pacific coastline.

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Dollar Slips in Value

Posted: 06/13/2011 - The dollar is slipping against the euro and pound even as European leaders failed to reach an agreement on additional aid for Greece.

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Two Afghanistan Men Sentenced to Death

Updated: 06/14/2011 - Afghan court officials say two men who stormed a Jalalabad bank in February and killed at least 38 people at point blank range are to be hanged.

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Clinton: Africa Should Sever Ties With Gadhafi

Updated: 06/14/2011 - The nations of Africa should sever all links with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi despite his long support and patronage for many African leaders, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday.

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Japan Radiation

Posted: 06/13/2011 - Six more workers at Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant may have exceeded the radiation exposure limit, bringing the total to eight, the government said Monday.

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Bangladesh Opposition Calls New General Strike

Posted: 06/11/2011 - Bangladesh's main opposition parties have called a general strike for Sunday to protest government moves to amend the constitution, marking the second nationwide shutdown this month.

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Victims' Law Enacted In Colombia

Posted: 06/11/2011 - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos enacted Friday a landmark "Victims' Law" aimed at redressing the estimated 4 million victims of the country's long-running internal conflict.

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Riot In China City After Official Dies In Custody

Posted: 06/11/2011 - Residents say paramilitary police are patrolling the streets of a central Chinese city following a riot there over the death of city councilman while in police custody.

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Red Cross Syria

Posted: 06/10/2011 - The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross appealed Friday to Syria for access to those wounded and detained in clashes with security forces, saying he would meet personally with authorities if necessary to ensure the neutral body reaches those parts of the country where violence is occurring.

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Pakistan

Posted: 06/10/2011 - Pakistan's opposition leader says the country's army should stop interfering in domestic and foreign affairs of the civilian government, in a rare criticism of the powerful military.

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UN - Sudan

Posted: 06/10/2011 - The United Nations and international aid groups said Friday that up to 146,000 people have fled their homes amid fresh fighting in the disputed border region between North and South Sudan.

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