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Joyous Swiss Celebrate Longest Tunnel Breakthrough

Posted: 10/15/2010 - Swiss engineers smashed through the last stretch of rock Friday to create the world's longest tunnel, sparking a national groundswell of elation over a costly, technically difficult project that has been 60 years in the making.

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Residents Move Back to Hungarian Sludge Flood Town

Posted: 10/15/2010 - Villagers began returning Friday to the town in western Hungary that was inundated by a flood of toxic red sludge, despite warnings from environmentalists that it was too early and too dangerous yet to go back.

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Chile Miners Do Not Disclose Ordeal Details

Posted: 10/15/2010 - The first three rescued Chilean miners out of the hospital celebrated their new lives as national heroes Friday, as word emerged that the 33 want to closely guard their story so they can fairly divide the spoils of their media stardom.

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Administration Launches China Trade Investigation

Posted: 10/15/2010 - The Obama administration has decided to launch an investigation into various Chinese practices that a major U.S. union says are robbing American workers of jobs in the burgeoning field of clean energy such as solar and wind power.

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Ready, Set, Snore! Spain Holds Siesta Contest

Posted: 10/14/2010 - Some clutched pillows or stuffed animals, others fought back giggles as they sought to take a siesta in public — all in the name of plugging a quintessential Spanish custom endangered by the demands of modern life.

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Chile's Textbook Mine Rescue Brings Global Respect

Posted: 10/14/2010 - Chile's 33 rescued miners posed with the president and were poked by doctors on Thursday, itching to reunite with families and sleep in their own beds for the first time since a cave-in nearly killed them on Aug. 5.

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32 Miners Now Free as Chile Rescue Goes Off Flawlessly

Posted: 10/13/2010 - With remarkable speed - and flawless execution - one miner after another climbed into a slender cage deep beneath the Chilean earth, was hoisted through 2,000 feet of rock and saw precious sunlight Wednesday after the longest underground entrapment in human history.

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Millions Worldwide Watch Chilean Mine Drama Unfold

Updated: 10/13/2010 - They were inspired by the miners' fortitude and camaraderie. They were amazed by the engineering feat that saved the men's lives. And they were grateful for some good news for a change.

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Whale Takes Longest Known Trip

Posted: 10/13/2010 - Scientists say a humpback whale's 6,200-mile (10,000-kilometer) trip is the longest single marine mammal migration ever recorded.

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Court Cuts Jail for Plot to Kill US Troops in Iraq

Updated: 10/13/2010 - A Dutchman of Iraqi decent convicted and sentenced to 25 years in the U.S. for plotting to kill American troops in Iraq will be set free late Wednesday after a Dutch court slashed his sentence.

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Hungarian Sludge Firm CEO Faces No Charges

Posted: 10/13/2010 - A judge on Wednesday dismissed prosecution demands that the head of a metals company linked to Hungary's devastating red sludge spill be charged with negligence and he has been released from police custody, his lawyer said.

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EU Struggles Over Ways to Prevent New Debt Crisis

Posted: 10/13/2010 - After months of agonizing, leaders of the European Union are closing in on new oversight rules to ensure sound finances, prevent another government debt crisis and restore the credibility of the euro.

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Chile Choreographs Dramatic Finish To Rescue Saga

Posted: 10/12/2010 - A missile-like escape capsule was lowered into a nearly half-mile tunnel in the Chilean desert Tuesday night to carry 33 miners to fresh air and freedom after 69 days - the longest anyone has ever been trapped underground and survived.

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First Miners Rescued from Chile

Updated: 10/13/2010 - Florencio Avalos, the first of 33 miners to be rescued, surfaces after 69 days underground.

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Photo Shows Apparent Leak Before Hungary Spill

Posted: 10/12/2010 - An aerial photo taken months before a gigantic reservoir unleashed torrents of toxic sludge shows a faint red trail trickling through the container wall - part of a growing body of evidence that inspectors who gave the pit a clean bill of health may have missed warning signs.

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Jamaica PM: Panel Will Probe Coke Extradition

Posted: 10/12/2010 - Jamaica's prime minister announced Tuesday that a commission of inquiry will be formed soon to probe his government's handling of a U.S. extradition request for alleged drug kingpin Christopher "Dudus" Coke.

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Dramatic end nears for Trapped Chile Miners

Posted: 10/11/2010 - They'll come up one by one in green overalls bearing their names on their chests - first the fittest, then the weakest, twisting in a steel cage that proved itself with four flawless test runs deep into the earth.

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Minister Says Wednesday Rescue Likely in Chile

Posted: 10/09/2010 - Chile's trapped miners cheered and embraced Saturday when a drill punched an escape shaft into an underground chamber in a spray of rock and dust on the 66th day of their agonizing entombment, opening the way for rescuers to set plans to begin lifting the men out by midweek.

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