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Report: US Nun's Alleged Brazilian Killer In Jail

Posted: 02/06/2010 - A rancher accused of masterminding the 2005 killing of an activist American nun in the Amazon is back in jail, a Brazilian television station reported Saturday.

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Brazil Handing Out 55 Million Condoms For Carnival

Posted: 02/06/2010 - Brazilian health officials have kicked off an AIDS awareness campaign and will hand out 55 million condoms during the annual Carnival festival that begins next week.

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Teenage Spanish Matador Kills 6 Bulls

Posted: 02/06/2010 - A 16-year-old Spanish matador killed six bulls in one afternoon Saturday, pulling off a feat normally attempted only by seasoned veterans and winning trophies for his skill - ears from animals he had just slain.

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Whalers, Activists Clash Again Off Antarctica

Posted: 02/06/2010 - Anti-whaling ship the Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon boat collided in icy Antarctic waters in the second major clash this year in increasingly aggressive confrontations between conservationists and the whaling fleet.

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G-7 Seeks to Calm Global Markets, Sustain Rebound

Posted: 02/06/2010 - Top finance officials of the world's seven major industrial countries pledged Saturday to work to calm global markets and sustain a fledgling economic rebound.

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Genocide Charge Now Possible for Sudan's Al-Bashir

Posted: 02/03/2010 - The International Criminal Court will again consider charging Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, after an appeals panel ruled that judges made an "error in law" when they refused to indict him on that charge last year.

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Rights Group: Rights of Tamil Suspects Violated

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Sri Lanka should end the indefinite detention of some of the 11,000 people held in its custody for suspected links with the Tamil Tiger rebels, a leading rights group said Tuesday.

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1 Injured In Russian Railroad Bombing

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Russian officials say a bomb explosion on railroad tracks in St. Petersburg injured one worker and is being considered a terrorist attack.

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The Lancet Retracts Flawed Autism Study

Posted: 02/02/2010 - British medical journal The Lancet says it has retracted a flawed study linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease.

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Conservative Muslim Village Raided By Bosnian Cops

Posted: 02/02/2010 - A remote Bosnian village that is home to highly conservative Wahhabi Muslims was raided Tuesday by hundreds of police who said they were searching for an unspecified security threat.

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Feng Shui Master Loses Bid For Ex-Lover's Fortune

Posted: 02/02/2010 - The pigtail-wearing tycoon Nina Wang may have lavished her feng shui master lover with hundreds of millions during her lifetime to cure her cancer and improve her luck. But a Hong Kong judge ruled Tuesday that the woman who was once Asia's richest never intended to leave him a multibillion dollar fortune.

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US Warns Japan Child Custody Laws Could Harm Ties

Posted: 02/02/2010 - Steve Christie cannot see his son because his Japanese ex-wife has sole custody, a typical arrangement in Japan. He is one of about 70 American parents in that position, and the U.S. warned Tokyo on Tuesday that it must revise its family laws or risk hurting ties between the two longtime allies.

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Saudi 12-Year Old Bride Drops Divorce Case

Posted: 02/02/2010 - The mother of a 12-year-old girl who was married off to an 80-year-old man had unexpectedly dropped a court case to get her daughter divorced, Saudi media reported Tuesday.

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French Court Probes Blame For 2000 Concorde Crash

Posted: 02/02/2010 - A long-awaited trial in the fiery crash of an Air France supersonic Concorde opened Tuesday, but lawyers for Continental Airlines - accused of responsibility in the accident that killed 113 people - urged the court to drop the proceedings.

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Botanist, 89, Gets 4 Years In Jamaica Murder Plot

Posted: 02/02/2010 - A Jamaican judge on Tuesday sentenced an 89-year-old U.S.-born botanist to four years in prison for conspiring to kill his wife and three other women who lived in the couple's home on the Caribbean island.

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Judge Denies Feng Shui Master Wang Fortune

Posted: 02/01/2010 - A bartender-turned-fortune teller who claimed he was the lover of a late Hong Kong tycoon who was Asia's richest woman lost his bid for her multibillion-dollar estate Tuesday when a court ruled that his purported will is a forgery.

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Cuba Gives Its Citizens 2 Months To Register Guns

Posted: 02/01/2010 - Cuba has declared a two-month amnesty for citizens to register unlicensed guns, and says those passing aptitude and psychological tests will be allowed to keep their weapons.

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