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Official: Hijacking Thwarted on Flight to Cairo

Posted: 10/21/2009 - A security official for Egypt Air says security guards thwarted an attempted hijacking by overpowering a man who threatened crew with a knife on a flight from Istanbul to Cairo.

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Polanski Lawyers Clash Over His Surrendering to US

Posted: 10/21/2009 - Lawyers for Roman Polanski clashed Wednesday over his legal strategy, with one saying the director won't surrender to U.S. authorities after 31 years on the run and another suggesting that Polanski was ready to consider the move.

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EU OKs Tougher Penalties for Illegal Fishing

Posted: 10/20/2009 - The European Union agreed Tuesday on tougher penalties to counter illegal fishing, considered a major cause of the depletion of fish stocks in European waters, particularly of prized cod and bluefin tuna.

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Arab League Chief Eyes Egyptian Presidency

Posted: 10/20/2009 - The head of the Arab League indicated in an interview published Tuesday that he may consider running for Egypt's presidency in elections scheduled for 2011.

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Medvedev Visits Serbia Bearing $1.5 Billion Loan

Posted: 10/20/2009 - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sought to expand Moscow's political and economic influence in the Balkans on Tuesday by bringing a euro1 billion ($1.5 billion) loan to recession-hit Serbia and offering Belgrade a "strategic partnership" in the distribution of Russian gas to Europe.

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Mandela Foundation Denies Claim he Wrote Foreword

Posted: 10/20/2009 - A new self-serving book by a central African president lists Nelson Mandela as the writer of the glowing foreword, but South Africa's iconic leader says he never wrote those words or even read the tome, and his foundation vowed to take action.

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Cuba Frees Political Prisoner Jailed in Crackdown

Posted: 10/20/2009 - Cuba has freed one of the 54 political prisoners still behind bars following a state crackdown on dissent six years ago and also paroled a Spanish businessman awaiting trial for bribery, officials in Spain and a Cuban political opposition group said Tuesday.

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Italy's Quake Homeless Endure Cold in Tents

Posted: 10/20/2009 - More than 4,000 people who survived last spring's earthquake in Italy are shivering in tents, but they say they hope to be living in new, earthquake-proof homes soon.

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3 S.American Nations Promise to Halt Deforestation

Posted: 10/20/2009 - Three South American nations announced a joint plan Tuesday to establish protected zones in the vast Atlantic Forest as part of an effort to halt deforestation by 2020.

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4 Die in Train Collision in India

Posted: 10/20/2009 - A passenger train crashed into another train early Wednesday near the Taj Mahal in northern India, killing at least four people and trapping scores of people in a smashed coach, an official said.

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AP NewsBreak: Swiss Tipped US to Polanski Trip

Posted: 10/20/2009 - Swiss authorities set in motion the arrest of fugitive director Roman Polanski in his decades-old child sex case as he traveled to the country last month, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

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Singer Death Column Sparks Twitter Rage

Posted: 10/19/2009 - Britain's press watchdog said Monday it had received a record 21,000 complaints about a newspaper column on the death of Boyzone singer Stephen Gately after critics used Twitter to brand the article homophobic and insensitive.

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Brazil Vows to Fight Gangs, Rio Death Toll Hits 21

Updated: 10/19/2009 - Brazil's president promised Monday to battle drug traffickers who triggered a weekend of bloody chaos that killed 21 people in Rio de Janeiro just two weeks after the city won the 2016 Olympic games.

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Japan First Lady Awarded for Looking Good in Jeans

Posted: 10/19/2009 - She's been called Japan's most colorful first lady for her cheerful character and quirky comments. Now the wife of new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has won an award for looking good - in her jeans.

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No Winner for $5 Million African Leadership Prize

Posted: 10/19/2009 - In a snub to recent ex-presidents and heads of state in Africa, organizers of a multimillion-dollar annual prize for good governance on the continent said Monday they had decided not to give out the award this year.

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Destruction of Kenya's Forest Feeds Deadly Drought

Posted: 10/19/2009 - More than 200 of Ole Saloli's cows have died, ruining his children's inheritance and his safety net for old age. Now he wanders miles seeking pasture for the surviving animals, his bare feet as cracked and dry as the Kenyan earth he sleeps upon.

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Mexico Fells Trees to Save Butterfly Reserve

Posted: 10/19/2009 - Authorities who have struggled to stop illegal logging in Mexico's famed monarch butterfly reserve now are cutting down thousands of trees themselves to fight an unprecedented infestation of deadly bark beetles.

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Nearly a Third of Afghan President's Votes Voided

Posted: 10/19/2009 - U.N.-backed fraud investigators on Monday threw out nearly a third President Hamid Karzai's votes from the country's disputed August election. The findings set the stage for a runoff between him and his top challenger.

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Rick 'Extremely Dangerous' Category 4 Hurricane

Posted: 10/17/2009 - Hurricane Rick quickly strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm early Saturday off Mexico's Pacific coast with winds near 135 mph (185 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Lawyer Says Polanski Undergoing Medical Tests

Posted: 10/17/2009 - One of Roman Polanski's lawyers says the jailed filmmaker is undergoing medical tests, though his current condition "is not of exceptional gravity."

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