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Plane Crashes With 106 People; 35 Survive

Posted: 01/09/2011 - An IranAir passenger jet carrying 106 people crashed as it was making an emergency landing Sunday in a snowstorm in the country's northwest and broke into several pieces, killing 71 of those on board, Iranian media reported. The others survived with light injuries.

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Driving Rain Brings New Flood Woes to Australia

Posted: 01/09/2011 - Floodwaters from a swollen river poured into businesses in yet another northeastern Australian community Monday, as relentless rains brought more misery to a region battling its worst flooding in decades.

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For Jubilant Voters in South Sudan, New Country Nears

Posted: 01/09/2011 - Men and women walked to election stations in the middle of the night Sunday to create a new nation: Southern Sudan. Some broke out into spontaneous song in the long lines. And a veteran of Sudan's two-decade civil war, a conflict that left 2 million people dead, choked back tears.

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Gates Says China Moving Fast on New Weapons

Posted: 01/09/2011 - The U.S. defense secretary says China's rapidly developing defense capabilities are worrisome to the United States. Robert Gates is on a long-awaited visit to Beijing to formally reopen military exchanges and is meeting Monday with his Chinese counterparts.

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Portuguese Model in Custody; Companion Castrated in NYC

Updated: 01/09/2011 - A male model who had recently been a contestant on a Portuguese reality TV show was taken into police custody hours after his companion, a celebrity Portuguese television journalist, was found castrated and bludgeoned to death in a New York City hotel.

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14 Decapitated Bodies Found in Mexico Resort City

Posted: 01/08/2011 - ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - The bodies of 15 men, all but one of them headless, were found on a street outside a shopping center in Acapulco on Saturday as police reported 27 people slain in the Pacific resort in less than a day.

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Gates Heads to China With Hopes for Better Ties

Posted: 01/08/2011 - After a rocky year for U.S.-Chinese relations, Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads to China in hopes of strengthening relations with the rising military power and global competitor.

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Portuguese TV Star Killed in NYC

Updated: 01/08/2011 - A celebrity Portuguese television journalist was found castrated and bludgeoned to death in a New York City hotel, and his companion, a male model who had recently been a contestant on a Portuguese reality TV show, was in police custody Saturday.

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Decapitated Bodies Found in Resort City

Posted: 01/08/2011 - Police found the bodies of 15 slain men, 14 of them headless, on a street outside a shopping center in the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Saturday.

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US Court Demands Wikileaks' Twitter Account Info

Posted: 01/08/2011 - U.S. investigators have gone to court to demand details about WikiLeaks' Twitter account, according to documents obtained Saturday — the first revelation about the criminal case Washington is trying to build against those who leaked classified U.S. documents.

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Police Increase Presence in London

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Police patrolled transport hubs across London on Friday amid continuing fears of a terrorist attack.

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Red Cross Emblem Dropped from UK Production

Posted: 01/07/2011 - A nurse in a Robin Hood stage show had to change her costume after the Red Cross warned the theater company the use of its emblem on the dress could violate the Geneva Conventions.

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Lead Poisoning Outbreak Remains a Threat

Posted: 01/07/2011 - A lead poisoning outbreak that has killed more than 400 children in the rural farmlands of northern Nigeria remains "a neglected, underfunded emergency," the U.N. warned Friday, saying many villages remain coated with the deadly metal.

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Germany Halts Pork, Egg Sales in Scare

Posted: 01/07/2011 - Germany halted sales of poultry, pork and eggs from more than 4,700 farms Friday after animal feed was contaminated with cancer-causing dioxin, while authorities elsewhere rushed to figure out how far the tainted food had spread.

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Dominican Republic Back to Deporting Haitians

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The Dominican Republic has launched its first major crackdown on illegal Haitian immigrants since last year's devastating earthquake, rounding up and deporting hundreds of people in recent days, officials said Thursday.

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Deadly Crash For India Tour Bus

Posted: 01/06/2011 - LUCKNOW, India (AP) - A sightseeing bus overturned and plunged into a gorge, killing 22 Indian tourists and injuring 12 others who were visiting a town at the foot of the Himalayas, officials said Thursday. LUCKNOW, India (AP) - A sightseeing bus overturned and plunged into a gorge, killing 22 Indian tourists and injuring 12 others who were visiting a town at the foot of the Himalayas, officials said Thursday.

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New Storms Soak Australia

Posted: 01/05/2011 - Cleanup crews toiled under more pounding rains Thursday to clear mountains of debris in flood-ravaged communities across northeastern Australia, as one mayor warned it could take his city up to a year to recover from the worst flooding in decades.

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22 Dead in Sightseeing Bus Crash

Posted: 01/05/2011 - An Uttarakhand state official says 22 people died when their sightseeing bus overturned and crashed in a gorge in northern India.

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US Envoy Seeks Chinese Help To Ease Korea Crisis

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A top U.S. envoy sought China's help Thursday in easing the threat of war on the Korean peninsula, hoping to gain insights about a Chinese official's recent meeting with North Korea's absolute leader Kim Jong Il.

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Turkish Airlines Flight Safe After Threat

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A Turkish Airlines passenger claiming to have a bomb tried to force his way into the cockpit on a flight from Norway to Istanbul on Wednesday, but he was subdued by others and the plane landed safely, Turkish media reported.

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Explosion in Guyana Kills 1, Injures 19

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A grenade exploded Wednesday at an outdoor bus depot in Guyana's capital, decapitating one person and wounding at least 19 others, according to police and hospital officials.

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Big Tuna Fetches Almost $400K

Posted: 01/05/2011 - A giant bluefin tuna fetched a record 32.49 million yen, or nearly $396,000, in Tokyo on Wednesday, in the first auction of the year at the world's largest wholesale fish market.

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