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First New Russian Casino Opens Under Gambling Plan

Posted: 01/30/2010 - Half a year after Russia closed all of it's gambling casinos and slot-machine halls, the first new casino opened Saturday under a plan to limit legalized gambling to four comparatively remote areas.

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Brazil's Silva Says He's in 'Perfect Health'

Posted: 01/30/2010 - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Saturday he is in "perfect health" two days after being hospitalized for a high-blood-pressure attack that forced him to cancel his attendance at a global economic forum.

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Gandhi's Ashes Scattered Off South Africa Coast

Posted: 01/30/2010 - Six decades after his death, some of Mohandas K. Gandhi's ashes have been scattered off the coast of South Africa, where he was confronted by racial discrimination and developed some of his philosophies of peaceful resistance.

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Doctor: Quake Victims Dying Without US Airlifts

Posted: 01/30/2010 - A University of Miami doctor in Haiti says the U.S. government is endangering the lives of critically injured Haitians by halting medical evacuations to the United States.

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Spanish Police Arrest 2 Suspected ETA Members

Posted: 01/28/2010 - Spanish police say they have arrested two suspected members of Basque separatist group ETA in northern Spain and discovered a hidden cache containing explosives and bomb-making equipment.

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Somalia's Face of War Boy Dies After Operation

Posted: 01/28/2010 - A Somali boy who was horribly disfigured months ago by a stray bullet in Somalia's violent capital has died just days after undergoing reconstructive surgery in neighboring Kenya, his doctors said Thursday.

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Elite German School Reports Sexual Abuse Cases

Posted: 01/28/2010 - Several students at one of Germany's most prestigious high schools were sexually abused for many years by their teachers, the school's director said Thursday.

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Mexico City Mayor Vows to Defend Gay Marriage Law

Posted: 01/28/2010 - Mexico City's mayor says he will defend the capital's gay-marriage law and insists the ordinance will take effect in March despite an appeal by federal prosecutors.

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Dog Drifts 75 Miles On Ice, Rescued in Baltic Sea

Posted: 01/28/2010 - A frightened, shivering dog was rescued after floating at least 75 miles (120 kilometers) on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, officials said Thursday.

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Did Leonardo Paint Himself as "Mona Lisa"?

Posted: 01/28/2010 - The legend of Leonardo da Vinci is shrouded in mystery: How did he die? Are the remains buried in a French chateau really those of the Renaissance master? Was the "Mona Lisa" a self-portrait in disguise?

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New Morning-After Pill Works For Up to 5 Days

Posted: 01/28/2010 - A new type of morning-after pill is more effective than the most widely used drug at preventing pregnancies in women who had unprotected sex and also works longer, for up to five days, a new study says.

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NZ Police Seize Weapons After Dog Slaughter

Posted: 01/28/2010 - Police on Friday seized weapons used by two New Zealand men to slaughter more than 30 dogs owned by a neighbor in what animal welfare authorities said could be the country's worst animal cruelty case.

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Sarkozy Calls for Tighter Regulation

Posted: 01/27/2010 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is calling for tighter regulations including new accounting rules and executive pay limits in his keynote address at the World Economic Forum.

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Pilot in Beirut Crash Made 'Fast and Strange Turn'

Posted: 01/26/2010 - The pilot of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight made a "fast and strange turn" minutes after takeoff from Beirut in a thunderstorm, but the transportation minister said it was far too early to know what caused the deadly crash.

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Man Caught at Airport with 44 Lizards in Pants

Posted: 01/26/2010 - A German reptile collector has been jailed for 14 weeks and must pay a 5,000 New Zealand dollar ($3,540) fine for plundering New Zealand's wild gecko and skink populations, a judge has ruled.

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Chile IDs Remains of 11 With Allende in '73 Coup

Posted: 01/26/2010 - Forensic scientists have identified the bodies of 11 people who were among the last to see Chilean President Salvador Allende alive, rallying around him as Gen. Augusto Pinochet's forces bombarded the presidential palace in 1973.

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UK University: We Will Investigate Radicalization

Posted: 01/25/2010 - The British university attended by the man alleged to have attacked a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day said Monday it would investigate whether there was anything at the school that could push students toward extremism.

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Sara Netanyahu Sues Israeli Paper for Libel

Posted: 01/25/2010 - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sued an Israeli newspaper on Monday for libel and defamation of character, claiming the Maariv daily is "maliciously trying to humiliate" her.

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Doctors Amputate Wrong Foot of Peruvian Man

Posted: 01/25/2010 - Doctors in Peru mistakenly amputated the wrong foot of an 86-year-old man, then had no choice but to cut off the other one as well to keep an infection from spreading, relatives and officials said Monday.

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Antigua Cops Scour For Clues in US Woman's Slaying

Posted: 01/25/2010 - Antigua police said Monday that they have a possible suspect in last week's killing of a San Francisco woman during a cruise stopover to celebrate her sister's wedding.

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