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Pakistan Floods Threaten 3 Towns as Levee Fails

Posted: 08/25/2010 - Pakistani officials urged anyone left in three southern towns Thursday to evacuate immediately as floodwaters broke through a levee, endangering areas previously untouched by the country's almost monthlong disaster.

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China Says Airport Not Responsible for Crash

Updated: 08/25/2010 - A top aviation official defended the safety of an airport in remote northeast China where a flight crashed while coming in for a night landing, raising questions about the facility's design, a state news agency reported Thursday.

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Massive Traffic Jam Could Last Weeks

Updated: 08/24/2010 - A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road construction in Beijing that won't be finished until the middle of next month, an official said.

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Woman Seen on Camera Dumping Cat in Trash

Posted: 08/24/2010 - The gray-haired woman gently pets the cat, occasionally glancing furtively at a garbage bin. Then she strikes, casually grabbing it by the scruff, tossing it in, popping the lid closed, and quickly strolling away.

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Remaining US Troops Still Face Danger in Iraq

Posted: 08/24/2010 - Lt. Ryan Alexander stands thigh-deep in a dark grove of reeds and palm trees, hunting for rockets. Officially, the U.S. combat role in Iraq is ending this month, but Alexander and his platoon are under orders to keep insurgents from using the south Baghdad field as a hiding place for Katyushas.

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2nd Bore Hole Reaches 33 Trapped in Mine

Posted: 08/24/2010 - Singing the national anthem in a full-throated chorus, 33 miners trapped deep underground thanked their rescuers and settled in for a long wait until a tunnel wide enough to pull them out can be carved through a half-mile of solid rock.

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800,000 Cut Off by Pakistan Floods

Posted: 08/24/2010 - About 800,000 people have been cut off by floods in Pakistan and are only reachable by air, the United Nations said Tuesday, adding it needs at least 40 more helicopters to ferry lifesaving aid to increasingly desperate people.

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42 Killed When Jet Misses Runway

Posted: 08/24/2010 - A Chinese passenger jet overshot a fog-shrouded runway in the country's northeast and burst into flames Tuesday, killing 42 people and injuring 49 others, state media said.

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Plane Crashes on Way to Everest

Posted: 08/23/2010 - A small passenger plane heading to the Mount Everest region crashed Tuesday outside Nepal's capital in heavy rain with 14 people aboard, including five U.S. nationals and a Japanese tourist, officials said.

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2 Spanish Hostages Land in Burkina Faso

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Two Spanish nationals kidnapped nearly nine months ago by an al-Qaida-linked group stepped out of a helicopter to freedom in Burkina Faso's capital where they were greeted by diplomats.

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9 Killed on Hijacked Tour Bus

Posted: 08/23/2010 - A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday when an angry ex-policeman demanding his job back gunned down eight Hong Kong tourists before police stormed the vehicle and a sniper killed him.

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200 Women Gang-Raped Near UN Congo Base

Posted: 08/23/2010 - Rwandan and Congolese rebels gang-raped nearly 200 women and some young boys over four days within miles of a U.N. peacekeepers' base in an eastern Congo mining district, an American aid worker and a Congolese doctor said Monday.

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Biden: Insurgents Have Failed

Updated: 08/23/2010 - Insurgents in Iraq have failed in their efforts to undermine elections and the forming of a new government there according to Vice President Joe Biden.

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UK Official Decries Video Game with Taliban Role

Posted: 08/22/2010 - A video game that allows players to adopt the role of the Taliban is a "tasteless product," Britain's defense secretary said Sunday, calling on retailers to show their support for troops by not selling it.

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Iran Loads Fuel Into First Nuclear Power Plant

Posted: 08/20/2010 - Iranian and Russian engineers have begun loading fuel into Iran's first nuclear power plant, a major milestone as Tehran forges ahead with an atomic program despite U.N. sanctions.

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Wyclef Jean Not Eligible to Run for Haiti President

Updated: 08/20/2010 - Haiti's electoral council on Friday ruled that hip hop-artist Wyclef Jean cannot run for president, ending his outsider's bid to lead the reconstruction of the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean island.

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Mexico Adds Tax Charges In $205 Million Cash Case

Posted: 08/20/2010 - Mexican prosecutors added tax evasion charges to drug counts pending against a Chinese-Mexican businessman who is fighting extradition from the United States, the Attorney General's Office announced Friday.

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Pakistan Thanks World For Opening Wallets

Posted: 08/20/2010 - Pakistan thanked the world Friday for opening its wallets and said more than 20 million flood victims now know that nations and people around the globe are standing with them during the worst disaster the country has ever faced.

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Nigeria: Election Pressure Mounts For Quiet Leader

Posted: 08/20/2010 - While Nigeria's president remains silent on whether he'll seek the oil-rich nation's highest office in upcoming elections, the campaign has all but begun on the Internet.

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