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Police: 400 Unaccounted for in Taiwan Mudslide

Posted: 08/10/2009 - A mudslide touched off by a deadly typhoon buried a remote mountain village in Taiwan, leaving at least 400 people unaccounted for, while a massive landslide in China toppled seven apartment buildings, an official said Tuesday.

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Earthquakes Shake Tokyo Area, Indian Ocean

Posted: 08/10/2009 - A powerful earthquake hit Tokyo and nearby areas shortly after dawn Tuesday, halting trains and forcing two nuclear reactors to shut down for safety checks. More than 30 people suffered minor injuries.

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Police: 400 Unaccounted for in Taiwan Mudslide

Posted: 08/10/2009 - A mudslide touched off by a deadly typhoon buried a remote mountain village, leaving at least 400 people unaccounted for Monday, and military rescue helicopters unable to land because of the slippery ground dropped food to desperate survivors.

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Tiny Deer Among 350 New Species Found in Himalayas

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The world's smallest deer, a flying frog and catfish that stick to rocks - as well as more than 350 other species - have been discovered over the past decade in the Himalayas, making it one of the world's most biologically rich regions, an environmental group said Monday.

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Saudi Princess Robbed at Posh Italian Resort

Posted: 08/10/2009 - Italian police said Monday they are hunting for burglars who stole euro11 million ($15.5 million) in cash and jewelry from the hotel room of a Saudi princess.

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Tokyo Area

Posted: 08/09/2009 - The Japan Meteorological Agency says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 has shaken the Japanese capital of Tokyo and surrounding areas.

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China Says Plane Diverted to Afghanistan by Threat

Posted: 08/09/2009 - A plane scheduled to land in China's western region of Xinjiang that was rocked by ethnic riots last month was diverted to southern Afghanistan by a bomb threat, state media said Sunday.

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US Willing to Hold Direct Talks With North Korea

Posted: 08/09/2009 - The Obama administration said Sunday it is willing to hold direct talks with North Korea over its nuclear weapons if it first resumes international negotiations.

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Pakistan: Conflicting Reports of Taliban Shootout

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Senior Taliban commanders denied that their leader, Baitullah Mehsud, had been killed in a CIA missile strike, while conflicting reports emerged late Saturday of a clash between rival Taliban factions during a meeting to chose a successor.

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Mauritania Bomber Injures 3 Near French Embassy

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A Mauritanian police officer says a suicide bomber killed himself outside the French Embassy. The blast also wounded two embassy guards and a woman in the street.

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Shootout Reported Between Taliban Factions

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Interior Minister Rahman Malik says authorities have received information that a fight broke out between two rival Taliban groups and that one of two people believed to be contenders to succeed Baitullah Mehsud as Taliban leader in Pakistan is dead.

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Judge: 6 Terrorism Suspects in NC to Be Held

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Six men who federal prosecutors accuse of plotting holy war overseas from their North Carolina homes will remain jailed until trial because they are dangerous and may flee, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

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Bill Clinton Meets with NKorean Leader Kim Jong Il

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton met Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on the first day of a surprise visit to Pyongyang, holding "exhaustive" talks that covered a wide range of topics, state-run media said.

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Official: 185 Killed in Sudan Tribal Violence

Posted: 08/03/2009 - A local south Sudanese official says gunmen have attacked a group of displaced people camping near a river close to the Ethiopian border, killing 185 of them.

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Cuban Grocery Stores Stay Closed, Sparking Rumors

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Upscale grocery stores that were scheduled to close two days last week for inventory remained shuttered Monday - sparking rumors of food shortages because of the country's dire economic situation.

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British Lawmakers Seek Inquiry into Torture Claims

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The British government has refused to answer questions about whether its spies were complicit in the torture of terrorist suspects, and only an independent inquiry can clear the air and restore public confidence, a committee of lawmakers said Tuesday.

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34 Radio Stations Forced Off Air in Venezuela

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Radio hosts hung their heads as their FM station was forced off the airwaves along with 33 other broadcasters targeted by President Hugo Chavez's government in what critics say is a campaign to muzzle his foes.

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Australia Launches Major Anti-Terror Operation

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Australian police launched a major anti-terrorism operation on Tuesday, arresting four men they said were part of a terrorist cell that was planning to launch a suicide attack on several Army bases in the country.

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Mexico Arrests Alleged Drug Operative

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Police raided a church service in western Mexico and arrested a man known as "The Truck" who is suspected of moving a half ton of crystal methamphetamine into the United States each month, federal officials said Monday.

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