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Ex-Zambian Leader Acquitted of Corruption Charges

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A magistrate acquitted former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba of corruption charges Monday after a six-year trial in a ruling that overjoyed his supporters but frustrated clean-government campaigners in Africa.

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Italy's Elusive Lotto Jackpot Climbs to Euro140m

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Millions of Italians and foreigners failed once again to guess the winning numbers in Italy's state lottery, and the record jackpot climbed to euro139.9 million ($197 million) after Monday's draw.

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Accident at Russian Hydroelectric Plant Kills 11

Posted: 08/17/2009 - An accident during repair work at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant on Monday killed at least 11 workers, while as many as 65 others were missing after an engine room was suddenly flooded, officials said.

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Russia: Missing Ship Found Off Cape Verde, Crew OK

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The high seas mystery over the freighter Arctic Sea was far from solved Monday after the Russian navy found the ship off West Africa, far from the Algerian port where it was supposed to dock two weeks ago.

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Scots Walk Diplomatic Tightrope in Lockerbie Case

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The Libyan convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing is expected to drop his appeal Tuesday, a step that could lead to his rapid release or a transfer back to a prison in his homeland.

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Alleged FARC Pilot Tries to Avoid Extradition

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A French pilot who allegedly worked for leftist rebels in Colombia is asking Brazil's Supreme Court to annul its order for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges.

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Gunmen Kill 8 at Bar in Mexican Border City

Posted: 08/17/2009 - At least eight people were killed early Monday when gunmen opened fire in a bar in drug-plagued Ciudad Juarez on the Mexico-Texas border.

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Suicide Bomb Kills 20, Injures over 130 in Russia

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A suicide bomber rammed a truck into a police station in the Russian region of Ingushetia on Monday, killing at least 20 police in the worst attack to ravage the poor North Caucasus republic in years.

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Alleged FARC Pilot Tries to Avoid Extradition

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A French pilot who allegedly worked for leftist rebels in Colombia is asking Brazil's Supreme Court to annul its order for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges.

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No Winner in Italy's Lottery

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Millions bought tickets. Some crossed international borders to do so. Others pooled tens of thousands of dollars in the hopes of winning Italy's nearly $200 million lotto jackpot.

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Accident at Russian Hydroelectric Plant Kills 11

Posted: 08/17/2009 - An accident during repair work at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant on Monday killed at least 11 workers, while as many as 65 others were missing after an engine room was suddenly flooded, officials said.

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Lady Gaga Excited to Visit 'Sacred' Jerusalem

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Pop megastar Lady Gaga says she is toning down her provocative image during her first trip to Israel and is excited about seeing "sacred and holy" Jerusalem.

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China Pulls World Stocks Down As Markets Turn Edgy

Posted: 08/17/2009 - World stock markets fell sharply Monday, with China's main market slumping nearly 6 percent, as mounting worries about U.S. consumer spending reined in hopes for a quick global economic recovery despite news that the recession in Japan has ended.

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Russia: Missing Ship Found off Cape Verde, Crew OK

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The Russian-crewed freighter that sparked a high-seas mystery when it disappeared nearly three weeks ago has been found by a Russian naval frigate off the West African coast, the country's defense minister said Monday, according to Russian news agencies.

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3 More British Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/16/2009 - Britain's military says three soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan, bringing the country's military death toll there to 204.

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Turkey Marks 25 Years of Kurd Rebellion

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Turkey marked 25 years Saturday since the first Kurdish rebel attacks, with political leaders calling for reconciliation, though the government has yet to offer a new plan for ending the conflict.

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Yemen Expands Offensive Against Shiite Rebels

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Yemen widened a military offensive against Shiite rebels in the country's north on Saturday, blasting the fighters' positions with artillery and airstrikes, a local government official said.

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Missing Ship: A Foggy Saga of Rumors, Few Clues

Posted: 08/15/2009 - The workaday cargo ship the Arctic Sea, which for decades plowed the world's waterways in obscurity, just had to disappear to be thrust into a swirling drama of rumors and intrigue. The plot thickened Saturday as a Russian maritime expert reported signals from the ship's tracking device and Finnish authorities said there was a ransom demand.

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Bahamas Bid to Outlaw Marital Rape Stokes Debate

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Lawmakers are debating a bill that would make marital rape a crime in the Bahamas, overturning the current system in which consent to sexual intercourse is presumed in a legal marriage.

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Chile's Mapuches Announce Alliance to Push Fight

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Dozens of Indian communities agreed to form the Mapuche Territorial Alliance to fight for political autonomy, a leader said Saturday after several days of violence over land seizures in southern Chile.

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Farmers Kidnap 13 Cops, 4 Civilians in Peru

Posted: 08/15/2009 - Farmers freed 13 police officers and four civilians seized at a hydroelectric dam in Peru's Andean region after local officials agreed Saturday to provide them with fertilizer.

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