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Officials: 22 Dead in Russia Train Derailment

Posted: 11/27/2009 - An express train carrying hundreds of passengers from Moscow to St. Petersburg derailed late Friday, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens of others, emergency officials said.

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Report: 10 Feared Dead in Russia Train Derailment

Posted: 11/27/2009 - A Russian news agency has reported that 10 people were feared dead and about 130 injured in the derailment of a passenger train headed from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

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Dubai Request for Debt 'Standstill' Raises Fear

Posted: 11/26/2009 - Just a year after the global downturn derailed Dubai's explosive growth, the city is now so swamped in debt that it's asking for a six-month reprieve on paying its bills - causing a drop on world markets Thursday and raising questions about Dubai's reputation as a magnet for international investment.

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China Reports 8 Cases of Swine Flu Mutation

Posted: 11/25/2009 - China has detected eight cases of swine flu mutation, a health official said Wednesday, amid longstanding concerns among scientists that the virus could change into a more dangerous form.

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6.8-Magnitude Quake Rattles Tonga

Posted: 11/24/2009 - A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga, sending panicked residents into the streets at night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

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Italy Police Nab 'Paralyzed' Mafia Boss on the Run

Posted: 11/24/2009 - A convicted Mafia boss who got out of jail by faking paralysis and anorexia has been arrested at a restaurant after more than two months on the run, police in Sicily said Tuesday.

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Big Bang Atom Smasher Starts Speeding Proton Beams

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The world's largest atom smasher used its accelerator Tuesday to speed up proton beams for the first time as scientists moved ahead in efforts to learn more about the universe.

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Festival of Mass Animal Sacrifice Begins in Nepal

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The ceremony began with prayers in a temple by tens of thousands of Hindus before dawn Tuesday. Then it shifted to a nearby corral, where in the cold morning mist, scores of butchers wielding curved swords began slaughtering buffalo calves by hacking off their heads.

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Indian Probe Blames Mosque Attack on Hindu Leaders

Posted: 11/24/2009 - An Indian government investigation released Tuesday into the 1992 demolition of a mosque by a raging mob reportedly accused top Hindu nationalist politicians of complicity in the attack that sparked nationwide ethnic riots, leaving 2,000 people dead.

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China Executes 2 for Role in Tainted Milk Scandal

Posted: 11/24/2009 - China executed a dairy farmer and a milk salesman Tuesday for their roles in the sale of contaminated baby formula - severe punishments that Beijing hopes will assuage public anger, reassure importers and put to rest one of the country's worst food safety crises.

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UN Wants Men to Help End Violence Against Women

Posted: 11/24/2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a Network of Men Leaders on Tuesday to act as role models in the global campaign to end the "pandemic" of violence against women.

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Death Toll in China Mining Blast Rises to 106

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The number of dead in China's worst mining accident in two years rose to 106 Wednesday after two more bodies were pulled out of the coal mine, state media said.

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Philippines' Deadliest Massacre Tests Government

Posted: 11/24/2009 - A few miles (kilometers) off the main highway, on a remote hilltop covered with waist-high grass, bodies lay with twisted hands reaching in the air. They had been shot point-blank.

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Woman Found 25 Hours After Indonesia Ferry Sank

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Rescuers plucked a woman from choppy waters Monday, some 25 hours after she jumped from a crowded ferry that sank in a storm off Indonesia's Sumatra island. At least 29 people drowned, and 20 others were missing.

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Mom: Son in Coma Heard Everything for 23 Years

Updated: 11/24/2009 - A mother says her son has emerged from what doctors thought was a vegetative state to say he was fully conscious for 23 years but could not respond because he was paralyzed.

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Christmas Kissing: On the Cheek to Avoid Swine Flu

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Britain's authority on etiquette says it's more hygienic to exchange kisses on the cheek than to shake hands - so the swine flu pandemic should not make people afraid of kissing under the mistletoe this holiday season.

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Exit Polls: No Clear Winner in Romania's Election

Posted: 11/22/2009 - Two exit polls indicate that Romania's resident has received more votes than any other candidate in the country's presidential election, but not enough to avoid a runoff.

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Coal Mine Blast Kills 42 in China, 66 Trapped

Posted: 11/21/2009 - Rescuers working in frigid cold and darkness tried to reach 66 people believed trapped a third of a mile (half a kilometer) underground after a huge gas explosion Saturday ripped through a coal mine in northern China, killing at least 42 people.

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UK Police Make 2 Trojan Computer Virus Arrests

Posted: 11/18/2009 - A couple suspected of helping spread some of the Internet's most aggressive computer viruses has been arrested in the English city of Manchester, police said Wednesday.

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Convicted Killer: US Student Knox at Murder Scene

Posted: 11/18/2009 - A man appealing his conviction for murdering a British student testified Wednesday that he heard her arguing with her American roommate Amanda Knox minutes before she was slain.

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