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China Demands Japan Release Detained Boat Captain

Posted: 09/10/2010 - China's foreign minister demanded that Tokyo immediately release the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that collided with two Japanese patrol vessels near disputed islands.

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3rd Drill To The Rescue For Chile's Trapped Miners

Posted: 09/10/2010 - Chile is sparing no expense to rescue its 33 trapped miners, mounting three separate drilling efforts to carve escape tunnels through nearly a half-mile of solid rock and collapsed mine shafts. The latest - an oil-well drill so big it takes 40 trucks to carry it - began arriving Friday.

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Iran Postpones American Woman's Release

Posted: 09/10/2010 - Tehran's chief prosecutor says Iran is delaying the release of an American woman who has been jailed for more than a year

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Iran to Release one American

Posted: 09/10/2010 - Iran's president intervened to secure the release of Sarah Shourd, one of three Americans jailed for more than 13 months, in part because of her gender, a news agency reported Friday.

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Activist: Beached Whale In Brazil Can't Be Saved

Posted: 09/09/2010 - An animal-rights activist says an endangered right whale stranded on a beach in southern Brazil for two days is too weak to be rescued and returned safely to the sea.

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Mexican Police Didn't Know They'd Caught Drug Capo

Posted: 09/09/2010 - The Mexican police officers who arrested infamous drug suspect Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "La Barbie," did not initially know who they had caught, according to a booking report obtained Thursday.

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Taiwan Couples Go Whole 9 Yards In Mass Wedding

Posted: 09/09/2010 - One hundred sixty-three couples in Taiwan were married in a mass ceremony at 9:09 a.m. on the ninth day of the ninth month of the 99th year since the founding of their republic.

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Iran To Free Female American For Holiday Clemency

Posted: 09/09/2010 - The mothers of three Americans jailed for more than 13 months in Iran say they're "urgently seeking further information" after Tehran said it would release one of their children on Saturday.

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Mayor Of Northern Mexico Town Killed By Gunmen

Updated: 09/09/2010 - Mexican prosecutors say hooded gunmen have killed the mayor of a small town in northern Mexico. He's the third mayor to be slain in the last month, apparently by Mexico's drug cartels.

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4th US Missile Strike In 24 Hrs In Pakistan

Posted: 09/08/2010 - A suspected American missile strike killed five alleged militants in northwestern Pakistan early Thursday, an intelligence official said, the fourth attack in 24 hours as the U.S. steps up the tactic to keep al-Qaida and its allies under pressure.

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Mexican Mayor Killed, Massacre Suspects Arrested

Posted: 09/08/2010 - Hooded gunmen killed the mayor of a small town in the northern Mexico state of San Luis Potosi on Wednesday, and prosecutors announced the arrest of seven suspects in the massacre of 72 migrants in August.

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Oil Hovers Near $75 Amid US Crude Supply Drop

Posted: 09/08/2010 - Oil prices hovered near $75 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude inventories fell more than expected, suggesting demand may be improving.

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Blind Activist Lawyer Set To Be Released In China

Posted: 09/08/2010 - Heavy security surrounded the rural home of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer to be released from a Chinese prison Thursday after a four-year sentence that supporters say stemmed from his work documenting forced abortions and other abuses.

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Circus Fish-Swallowing Act Dropped In Australia

Posted: 09/08/2010 - A Russian circus touring Australia has dropped an act in which a performer swallows a live fish then regurgitates it after complaints that it was in poor taste and inhumane.

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UN Reports Over 500 Rapes In Eastern Congo

Posted: 09/07/2010 - The United Nations reported Tuesday that more than 500 systematic rapes were committed by armed combatants in eastern Congo since late July.

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Gunmen Burst Into Factory In Honduras, Kill 15

Posted: 09/07/2010 - Men armed with assault rifles burst into a shoe factory and opened fire Tuesday, killing at least 15 workers and wounding eight, Honduran authorities said.

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Australian Gov't Plans To Continue With Mining Tax

Posted: 09/07/2010 - Tensions emerged on the first full day of Australia's new minority government's rule Wednesday between the deputy prime minister and a kingmaker independent legislator over plans to make mining companies pay more tax.

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China Calls In Japan Envoy Over Boat Collision

Posted: 09/07/2010 - Diplomatic tensions between China and Japan escalated Wednesday when Beijing called in Japan's ambassador after a Chinese fishing boat collided with two Japanese patrol vessels near a chain of disputed islands and Tokyo arrested the boat's captain.

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2 Asteroids to Pass Harmlessly Past Earth

Updated: 09/07/2010 - NASA says two small asteroids discovered just days ago will zip harmlessly past Earth on Wednesday, a double flyby that should be visible through a telescope.

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UN Nuke Agency Warns Monitoring Of Iran Hampered

Posted: 09/06/2010 - The U.N. atomic agency expressed alarm Monday about Iran's decision to bar some of its inspectors, suggesting that its efforts to monitor the country's nuclear program were suffering as a result.

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