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Mexico Says Drug Lord 'The Barbie' Captured

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Federal police on Monday captured a Texas-born alleged drug kingpin who faces trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico.

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Indonesian Volcano Erupts Again, Spewing Hot Ash

Posted: 08/30/2010 - An Indonesian volcano dormant for four centuries erupted for the second straight day Monday, shooting clouds of hot ash more than a mile into the air and forcing 30,000 people to flee.

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French Government Divided Over Gypsy Expulsions

Posted: 08/30/2010 - France's crackdown on Gypsies, which has been criticized by the Vatican and the United Nations, is now exposing cracks in President Nicolas Sarkozy's government.

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Suicide Blaze Kills 9 in Russian Nursing Home

Posted: 08/30/2010 - A despondent 86-year-old man apparently doused himself in gasoline and set off a fire Monday that killed nine people in a Russian nursing home, investigators said.

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Hurricane Earl Lashes Caribbean, Threatens US

Posted: 08/30/2010 - Hurricane Earl lashed the northeastern Caribbean on Monday as a still-growing Category 3 storm, tearing roofs off buildings and cutting power to islanders on a course that could threaten the eastern United States this week.

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Gunman Kills 7, Wounds 15 in Slovakia

Updated: 08/30/2010 - A gunman went on a rampage in Slovakia's capital on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 15, then committed suicide, officials said.

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7 U.S. Troops Killed In 2 South Afghan Bomb Attacks

Updated: 08/30/2010 - No details were given of the attacks, although eyewitnesses in the southern city of Kandahar said an armored U.S. Army Humvee hit a roadside bomb in the early afternoon. Several bodies were seen being removed from the vehicle, which was set on fire by the blast.

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NKorean Leader Appears to be Headed Home

Posted: 08/28/2010 - North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il apparently headed home Saturday after a secretive and surprise trip that reportedly included a meeting with China's top leader to appeal for diplomatic and financial support for a succession plan involving his youngest son.

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Moderate Quake Hits Iran

Posted: 08/27/2010 - Iranian state TV says a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook a remote area in northeastern Iran.

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UN: Attacks on Hutus in 1990s Could be Genocide

Posted: 08/27/2010 - A draft U.N. report says the Rwandan army that ended the 1994 slaughter of more than 500,000 people retaliated with barbaric killings in Congo two years later that also could be classified as a genocide.

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New Video Gives Tour of Trapped Miners' Refuge

Updated: 08/27/2010 - The first video released of the 33 men trapped deep in a Chilean copper mine shows the men stripped to the waist and appearing slim but healthy, arm-in-arm, singing the national anthem and yelling "long live Chile, and long live the miners!" - images that bolstered family members' spirits Friday.

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Mexican TV Network: Car Explodes Next to Office

Posted: 08/27/2010 - A major Mexican television network says a car has exploded in front of its offices in a northern state where officials are investigating the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants.

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China to Inspect Airline Safety in Wake of Crash

Posted: 08/27/2010 - China will inspect airline safety measures nationwide in the wake of a crash that killed 42 people at a small airport in the northeast, the country's civil aviation body said Friday.

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NKorea's Reclusive Kim on Unexpected China Visit

Posted: 08/26/2010 - North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il has turned up in China in a strangely timed visit for the reclusive leader while former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is in North Korea trying to win the release of an imprisoned American.

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NKorea Releases American Prisoner

Updated: 08/26/2010 - Looking gaunt but relieved, an American freed after nearly seven months jailed in North Korea left Pyongyang on Friday in the company of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.

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Indians Remember Mother Teresa on Birth Centennial

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Hundreds of nuns, bishops and volunteers attended a Mass on Thursday marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa, the selfless nun who dedicated her life to serving the sick and poor in India.

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Chile Faces Unique Challenge in Maintaining Miners

Posted: 08/26/2010 - In less than a week the 33 miners trapped under Chile's Atacama Desert will have been stuck underground longer than any others in memory — taxing authorities Thursday with unique challenges on coaxing them and their families through the ordeal.

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Drug Cartel Suspected in Massacre of 72 Migrants

Posted: 08/26/2010 - Mexican security forces were bringing refrigeration equipment for the bodies of 72 Central and South American migrants massacred by drug cartel gunmen at a remote ranch in northern Mexico.

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Dutch Teen Sailor Reaches Canary Islands

Posted: 08/26/2010 - A 14-year-old Dutch sailor aiming to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world says she has reached Spain's Canary Islands off northwest Africa but declined Thursday to say where exactly she was.

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Man Shot in Head Felt Bullet Only 4 Years Later

Posted: 08/25/2010 - A 35-year-old man who walked around for five years with a bullet lodged in the back of his head says he suspected for a while something was there but only went to doctors after he started getting headaches.

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