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2 US Troops Killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war for the U.S. military.

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Mercury Spill Forces Puerto Rico Flight Delays

Posted: 08/25/2009 - A small amount of mercury spilled inside Puerto Rico's main airport Tuesday and authorities closed three terminals as a precaution, delaying about a dozen flights.

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Analysis: Iraq's Premier Must Work to Keep Job

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Abandoned by his fellow Shiites, Iraq's prime minister must turn to new allies and work twice as hard to form a broad-based alliance if he is to keep his job after January's parliamentary elections.

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Argentine Court Just Says No to Prison for Pot Use

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Argentina's Supreme Court ruled out prison for pot possession on Tuesday, saying the government should go after major traffickers and provide treatment instead of jail for consumers of marijuana.

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Nicaragua to Dredge Border River with Costa Rica

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Nicaragua will reroute a river on the border with Costa Rica that has been at the center of a lengthy dispute between the two Central American countries, the Nicaraguan government announced Tuesday.

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SKorea Rocket Takes Off, Satellite Launch Fails

Posted: 08/25/2009 - South Korea's first rocket launch Tuesday failed to push a satellite into its orbit but the flawed mission may still anger rival North Korea, coming just months after the communist nation's own launch drew international condemnation.

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Tongans Hold Funeral Service at Sea for Ferry Dead

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Wailing mourners from Tonga dropped a marble plaque inscribed with 74 victims' names into the ocean Tuesday above the wreck of a ferry that sank this month in a disaster that shook the tiny South Pacific nation.

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Most China Organ Transplants Come from Death Row

Posted: 08/25/2009 - The majority of transplanted organs in China come from executed prisoners, state media reported Wednesday in a rare disclosure about the country's problem of dubious organ donations.

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More than 200 Face Trial for Ethnic Riots in China

Posted: 08/24/2009 - China will reportedly put more than 200 people on trial this week for alleged involvement in the country's worst ethnic violence in decades, an apparent move to draw a line under the episode but one that experts say is unlikely to address grievances that spawned the unrest.

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Young Guantanamo Prisoner Back in Afghanistan

Posted: 08/24/2009 - A Guantanamo prisoner once charged with wounding two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter was back home in Afghanistan Monday, months after a war crimes case against him unraveled when a military judge ruled his confession was coerced.

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Putin Visits Chechnya in Show of Support

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin showed support for Chechnya's controversial leader Monday by praising his assassinated father - the first Kremlin-backed Chechen president - and laying flowers at his grave.

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Relatives Accuse Pakistan Forces in Swat Killings

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Nearly three months after Pakistan retook the Swat Valley from the Taliban, bloodied corpses are still turning up on the streets. This time, the victims are suspected militants - and the killers are alleged to be security forces.

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Israel's Netanyahu Brings Balancing Act to Europe

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Benjamin Netanyahu's talks in Europe this week will force the Israeli leader to balance the demands of his right-leaning ruling coalition against an international front opposed to Israeli settlements.

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Lancet Paints Bleak South African Health Picture

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Researchers for a leading international medical journal say South Africa's health system is failing women and children in particular, but that new leadership could solve many of the problems.

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Argentine Police Discover 4 Tons of Ephedrine

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Federal police on Monday uncovered four tons (4,200 kilograms) of ephedrine in oil drums and boxes to be sent to Mexico and the United States. The lead investigator called it the largest illegal shipment of the methamphetamine precursor ever seized in Argentina, worth millions.

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Peru Police Seize Cocaine Sewn Inside Live Turkeys

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Peruvian police expecting to find a shipment of cocaine hidden in a crate holding two live turkeys were surprised to discover the drug surgically implanted inside the birds.

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Police ID Woman With Reality TV Killing Suspect

Posted: 08/24/2009 - Police say they have indentified and are investigating a woman who allegedly helped a former reality television show contestant hide from authorities in his native Canada after his ex-wife was found dead in the U.S.

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Malawi child tobacco workers exposed to nicotine

Posted: 08/23/2009 - Young tobacco pickers in this southern African country are exposed to "extremely high levels of nicotine poisoning," a London-based children's rights organization said in a report released Monday.

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Police Scour Canada for Millionaire Murder Suspect

Posted: 08/23/2009 - Canadian authorities on Saturday intensified the manhunt for the millionaire reality TV star accused of murdering a former swimsuit model and stuffing her naked, mutilated body in a suitcase.

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