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2 Cuban Dissidents Released from Jail

Posted: 02/12/2011 - Two well-known Cuban dissidents were released from prison Saturday, despite the fact both men said they wanted to remain in jail until other opposition leaders were freed and other demands were met.

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Day 1 as Egypt's Ruler: Army Seeks to Reassure

Updated: 02/12/2011 - On Egypt's first day in nearly 30 years without Hosni Mubarak as president, its new military rulers promised Saturday to abide by the peace treaty with Israel and eventually hand power to an elected government. Protesters, still partying at their victory in pushing Mubarak out, now pressed for a voice in guiding their country's move to democracy.

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Security Forces in Yemen Beat Protesters

Posted: 02/12/2011 - Yemeni police with clubs on Saturday beat anti-government protesters who were celebrating the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and demanding the ouster of their own president.

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Mubarak's Final Hours: Desperate Bids to Stay

Posted: 02/12/2011 - Hosni Mubarak was supposed to announce his resignation on Thursday. The Egyptian military expected it. The new head of his ruling party pleaded to him face-to-face to do it. But despite more than two weeks of massive demonstrations by protesters unmoved by lesser concessions, the president still didn't get it.

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6 Dead, 37 Injured in Attack on Mexican Nightclub

Updated: 02/12/2011 - Armed men opened fire and hurled a grenade into a crowded nightclub early Saturday, killing six people and wounding at least 37 in a western city whose former tranquility has been shattered by escalating battles among drug cartels.

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Strong Quake Jolts Chile; Magnitude 6.8

Posted: 02/11/2011 - A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Chile Friday, centered in almost exactly the same spot where last year's magnitude-8.8 quake spawned a tsunami and devastated coastal communities.

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'Egypt Is Free,' Crowds Chant After Mubarak Quits

Updated: 02/11/2011 - Cries of "Egypt is free" rang out and fireworks lit up the sky as hundreds of thousands danced, wept and prayed in joyful pandemonium after 18 days of peaceful pro-democracy protests forced President Hosni Mubarak to surrender power to the military

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Mubarak Steps Down in Egypt

Updated: 02/11/2011 - Egypt exploded with joy, tears, and relief after President Hosni Mubarak resigned as president, forced out by 18 days of mass protests that culminated in huge marches Friday on his presidential palaces and state television.

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Pakistani Police: US Man Committed 'Murder'

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Pakistani police alleged Friday that an American held in a pair of shootings committed "cold-blooded murder," while a judge ordered the man's detention extended for 14 days in a local jail and told the Pakistani government to clarify if he has diplomatic immunity.

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Search Underway for Nine Missing Coal Miners

Posted: 02/11/2011 - Turkish officials say rescue teams are looking for nine missing workers after a landslide at an open coal mine killed at least one worker in southern Turkey.

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Salesman: Hackers Use Chinese Company's Servers

Posted: 02/11/2011 - A Chinese man cited by a U.S. security firm as being linked to cyberspying on Western oil companies said Friday his company rents server space to hundreds of hackers.

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Pakistani Police: US Man Committed 'Murder'

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Investigators have determined that an American who shot dead two Pakistanis was not acting in self-defense and police will recommend he face a murder charge, a Pakistani police official said Friday in a case that has roiled relations between the counterterrorism allies.

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Egypt Protesters Mass For Demonstrations

Posted: 02/10/2011 - Protesters enraged by Hosni Mubarak's latest refusal to step down streamed into Cairo's central square Friday and took positions outside key symbols of the hated regime, promising to expand their push to drive the Egyptian president out.

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3 Relatives Of Murdered Mexico Activist Disappear

Posted: 02/08/2011 - Mexican authorities say they are investigating the disappearance of three relatives of a human-rights activist who was assassinated last year in the Juarez valley along the U.S. border with Texas.

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Trial Sought For Berlusconi In Prostitution Probe

Posted: 02/08/2011 - Italian prosecutors were set to request that Premier Silvio Berlusconi stand trial over accusations he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to try to cover it up.

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China Prepares For 'Severe, Long-Lasting Drought'

Posted: 02/08/2011 - Chinese officials said Wednesday they were preparing for "a severe, long-lasting drought" in the key wheat-producing eastern province of Shandong, with no rain in sight until mid-month and possibly beyond in the parched region.

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Pakistan's Pilot Strike Grounds More Planes

Posted: 02/08/2011 - A spokesman for Pakistan's state-owned airline says a pilot strike - now in its second day - has grounded 10 flights and stranded hundreds of passengers in the capital, Islamabad.

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US Aid to Egypt "Untouchable"

Updated: 02/08/2011 - American taxpayers are spending billions in aid to Egypt while the country's president's wealth has reportedly grown to possibly $75 billion.

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Philippine Ex-General Dead In Apparent Suicide

Posted: 02/07/2011 - A corruption scandal in which retired Philippine generals and their wives were accused of living lavishly off funds skimmed from one of Asia's weakest armies took a dramatic turn Tuesday with the apparent suicide of a former military chief.

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3 Teens Killed In Mexico, 2 Of Them US Citizens

Posted: 02/07/2011 - Three teenage boys were shot to death in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, at least two of them U.S. citizens and high school students in Texas, authorities said Monday.

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Koreas Hold Defense Meeting To Ease Tensions

Posted: 02/07/2011 - Military officers from North and South Korea sat down for talks inside the heavily guarded Demilitarized Zone on Tuesday in the rivals' first official dialogue since the North's deadly artillery barrage of a South Korean island in November.

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Japanese Job Seekers Hold Tokyo Pep Rally

Posted: 02/07/2011 - More than 1,000 young Japanese trying to break into the job market have held a pep rally in Tokyo to highlight what officials say is the bleakest employment outlook Japan has faced in years.

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Egypt Frees Google Manager Who Became Protest Hero

Posted: 02/07/2011 - Egypt on Monday released a Google Inc. executive who became a hero of anti-government protesters after he vanished nearly two weeks ago while taking part in demonstrations calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.

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