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Ivory Coast Police Open Fire on Crowd

Posted: 02/20/2011 - Witnesses say security forces fired on protesters for the second consecutive day in Ivory Coast's biggest city, following a call for an "Egypt-style" uprising to depose sitting president Laurent Gbagbo.

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Thai Police: Insurgent Attacks in South Wound 17

Posted: 02/19/2011 - Suspected Muslim insurgents detonated a car bomb and raked a karaoke restaurant with gunfire in Thailand's restive south, wounding at least 17 people in back-to-back attacks in the volatile region, police said Sunday.

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China Cracks Down on Call for 'Jasmine Revolution'

Posted: 02/19/2011 - Chinese authorities cracked down on activists as a call circulated for people to gather in more than a dozen cities Sunday for a "Jasmine Revolution" apparently inspired by the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping the Middle East.

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Peruvian from US Spy Scandal Back Home

Posted: 02/19/2011 - A Peruvian journalist deported by the United States to Russia in a spy swap returned home to attend her father's burial Saturday.

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Mexico President Vows $830 a Month for Army Widows

Posted: 02/19/2011 - President Felipe Calderon promised minimum monthly pensions of 10,000 pesos ($830) for the spouses of soldiers killed in action, during a speech Saturday praising the army's fight against drug cartels.

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Iran Releases 2 German Journalists Held for Months

Posted: 02/19/2011 - Iran on Saturday freed two German journalists arrested four months ago after they interviewed the son of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.

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Tijuana's Former Top Cop Leaves Government

Updated: 02/18/2011 - A retired Mexican army officer who led an overhaul of the notoriously corrupt police force of the border city of Tijuana has quit as a state law enforcement official after only three months on the job.

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Guatemala Ends 'Siege' In Drug-Plagued Province

Posted: 02/18/2011 - The Guatemalan government lifted a two-month-old state of siege Friday in a northern province that authorities said was controlled by Mexican drug traffickers.

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Bahrain Security Forces Fire On Defiant Protesters

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Security forces opened fire Friday on Bahraini protesters for a second straight day, wounding at least 50 people as thousands defied the government and marched toward Pearl Square in an uprising that sought to break the political grip of the Gulf nation's leaders.

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Al-Qaida Operative Gets 34 Months In Gitmo Trial

Posted: 02/18/2011 - A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who helped run an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan will serve less than three years in prison under a plea deal that requires him to testify against other suspected terrorists, the U.S. military said Friday.

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Egyptians Mass in Cairo to Mark Mubarak Fall

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Egyptians thronged again to Tahrir Square on Friday, one week after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, in a sun-splashed victory celebration of dancing, singing and flag-waving - but also serious resolve to pressure the country's military rulers to implement reform.

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Bahrain Forces Fire on Protesters; 50 Injured

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters defying a government ban and streaming toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising to break the political grip of the Gulf nation's leaders.

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Bahrain Mourners Call For Toppling Of Monarchy

Posted: 02/18/2011 - Thousands of mourners called for the downfall of Bahrain's ruling monarchy as burials began Friday after a deadly assault on pro-reform protesters that has brought army tanks into the streets of one of the most strategic Western allies in the Gulf.

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Bahrain Mourners Call For Toppling Of Monarchy

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Thousands of funeral mourners called for the downfall of Bahrain's ruling monarchy as burials began Friday after a deadly assault on pro-reform protesters that has brought army tanks into the streets of the most strategic Western ally in the Gulf.

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Turkish Court Jails 3 Journalists

Posted: 02/17/2011 - A Turkish court has jailed three journalists of a dissident news website pending trial on charges of links to an alleged network accused of plotting to topple the country's Islamic-rooted government.

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Philippines VP Pursues Clemency For 3 In China

Posted: 02/17/2011 - The Philippine vice president met Chinese officials Friday to make a last-ditch appeal for clemency for three Filipinos due to be executed next week for drug trafficking.

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Japan Ends Antarctic Whaling Season Early

Posted: 02/17/2011 - Japan abandoned the rest of its whale hunting season in Antarctic waters Friday citing repeated harassment by Sea Shepherd activists, after netting only a fifth of its targeted catch of 850 whales.

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Ugandans Begin Voting In Presidential Poll

Posted: 02/17/2011 - An election observer says millions of Ugandans have begun voting in the east African nation's presidential ballot pitting the country's long-serving president against his former ally and personal physician.

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