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Singer Wyclef Jean Meets With Haiti's President

Posted: 08/19/2010 - Haitian President Rene Preval met with presidential hopeful Wyclef Jean for more than two hours on Thursday, touching off a new round of speculation as to whether the singer will be allowed to run in Nov. 28 elections.

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Mexican Mayor Found Dead 3 Days After Kidnapping

Posted: 08/19/2010 - The kidnapped mayor of a northern Mexican town was found dead Wednesday, extending a rash of deadly attacks on political figures in an area besieged by drug gang battles.

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Bull Leaps Into Bullring Stands, 40 Hurt

Posted: 08/19/2010 - A bull lept into the packed grandstands of a Spanish bullring and ran amok, charging and trampling spectators and leaving 40 people injured, regional officials said Thursday.

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US Envoy Says Billions Needed for Pakistan

Posted: 08/19/2010 - A top U.S. envoy said Thursday that "many billions" of dollars will be needed to rebuild Pakistan after the worst flooding in living memory, which has left one-fifth of the country inundated with water and devastated the economy.

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Train Falls Into River As Floods Hit Bridge

Posted: 08/19/2010 - At least two carriages of a passenger train fell into a river Thursday after floods knocked out a bridge in southwestern China, but there were no fatalities, state media reported.

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Goodbye, Iraq: Last US Combat Brigade Heads Home

Updated: 08/18/2010 - As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and cheered. Then they scrambled out of their stifling hot armored vehicles, unfurled an American flag and posed for group photos.

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American Activist Surrenders To Peru Police

Posted: 08/18/2010 - An American activist convicted of aiding leftist rebels surrendered to police on Wednesday after a court struck down a decision granting her parole and ordered her to return to prison, where she is to remain with her 15-month-old son for the time being.

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Israeli Doctors in Romania to Help Burned Newborns

Posted: 08/18/2010 - Israeli doctors who rushed to Romania on Wednesday said they feared there was not much they could do to help seven premature infants who were critically burned in a hospital fire that left four other babies dead.

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Pakistan Floods Shape an Archipelago of Misery

Posted: 08/18/2010 - The water came in the morning, quietly sweeping across the rice paddies and into the village. Within hours, it was as high as a man's shoulder and Abdul Nabi had lost his harvest, his mud home and all 10 of his buffalo.

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WikiLeaks: Pentagon Ready to Discuss Afghan Files

Posted: 08/18/2010 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday the Pentagon has expressed willingness to discuss the online whistleblower's request for help in reviewing classified documents from the Afghan war and removing information that could harm civilians.

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Peru Court Revokes Parole for American Activist

Posted: 08/18/2010 - A court in Peru revoked parole for American activist Lori Berenson and ordered that she be arrested Wednesday and sent back to prison to finish the last five years of her 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels.

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Mother Renews Plea To Name Dingo As Baby's Killer

Posted: 08/17/2010 - The mother wrongly convicted of murdering her infant after the baby infamously disappeared in the Australian Outback 30 years ago has pleaded for her daughter's death certificate to state that a dingo was responsible.

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Venezuela Bans Violent Photos In Newspaper

Posted: 08/17/2010 - A court ordered one of Venezuela's leading newspapers on Tuesday to stop publishing photographs depicting blood, guns and other violent images and warned it could face a hefty fine for having published a photo of bodies in a morgue.

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Taiwan's Legislature Approves China Trade Pact

Posted: 08/17/2010 - Taiwan's legislature has approved a landmark China trade pact, bringing the economies of the once bitter foes to their closest point in more than 60 years.

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North Korea Says It Has Joined Twitter, YouTube

Posted: 08/17/2010 - North Korea appears to have ramped up its propaganda war against South Korea and the U.S. by turning to Twitter and YouTube - websites that most citizens of the reclusive communist country are banned from viewing.

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Palestinian Who Attacked Turkish Embassy Captured

Posted: 08/17/2010 - A Palestinian who broke into the Turkish Embassy in Israel trying to take hostages and demanding asylum was turned over to Israeli authorities late Tuesday, ending a tense standoff.

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Communists: 'Jackal' Should Return To Venezuela

Posted: 08/16/2010 - Venezuela's Communist Party urged the government on Monday to seek the repatriation of convicted terrorist "Carlos the Jackal," who is serving a life sentence in France for murder.

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Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Gay Adoptions

Posted: 08/16/2010 - Mexico's Supreme Court voted Monday to uphold a Mexico City law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples, drawing jubilant cheers from gay advocacy groups and angry protests from Roman Catholic Church representatives.

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Protesters End Blockades Paralyzing Bolivia Area

Posted: 08/16/2010 - Protesters suspended road blockades and hunger strikes Monday, saying government officials agreed to address their grievances after 19 days of demonstrations that paralyzed Bolivia's southern Potosi region.

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'Miracle' In Colombia Jet Crash: 1 Dies, 130 Live

Posted: 08/16/2010 - A Boeing 737 jetliner filled with vacationers crashed in a thunderstorm and broke apart as it slid onto the runway on a Caribbean island Monday. Only one of the 131 people on board died, and the island's governor called it a miracle.

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Pilgrims Evacuated After Bomb Threat at Lourdes

Posted: 08/15/2010 - Thousands of people, many disabled or ailing, were evacuated Sunday from the shrine at Lourdes in southern France after a bomb threat on the Catholic holy day of Assumption. The pilgrims returned after explosives experts scoured the area.

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