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Vietnam Storm Death Toll Rises to 57

Posted: 11/03/2009 - The death toll from Tropical Storm Mirinae rose to 57 in Vietnam on Wednesday as authorities stepped up rescue and relief operations in the affected central regions.

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Prosecutor Blames Karadzic for Srebrenica Massacre

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Radovan Karadzic orchestrated the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys and his only regret was "that some Muslim men got away," a U.N. prosecutor said Monday at the former Bosnian Serb leader's war crimes trial.

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Pieces of WWII-Era UK Warship Apparently Found

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Pieces of a British destroyer that was badly damaged by Albanian mines in 1946, straining relations between the two countries for decades, appear to have been discovered in a waterway near Greece, U.S. and Albanian researchers said Monday.

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Putin Requests EU Credits for Ukraine

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin urged the European Union on Monday to lend Ukraine at least $1 billion to help it pay for natural gas supplies from Russia and avoid another disruption of flows to Europe.

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Ukraine Closes All Schools to Fight Swine Flu

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Urging its citizens not to panic, Ukraine on Monday closed the nation's schools for a week to avoid the spread of swine flu and suggested that nightclubs, cinemas and food markets in the west also shut down.

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World's Fastest Man Adopts World Fastest Feline

Posted: 11/02/2009 - The world's fastest man adopted the animal kingdom's fastest sprinter Monday, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named Lightning Bolt into his life.

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Former KGB Spy Shot Dead in Moscow

Posted: 11/02/2009 - A Russian businessman who had been convicted in Israel of being a KGB spy was shot dead in Moscow on Monday, police said.

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Latin American Leaders Move to Extend Their Rule

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Horrified by the excesses of dictatorship, Latin Americans discarded the strongman model at the end of the 20th century and limited politicians' time in power.

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Muslim Ex-Gitmo Detainees Face Challenges in Palau

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Six former Guantanamo Bay detainees brought to Palau for resettlement have received a warm official welcome, but a plan to deport Bangladeshi workers could halve this Pacific Island nation's already-tiny Muslim community, making integration harder.

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Rival Somali Groups Fight Over British Couple

Posted: 11/02/2009 - Rival pirates and militia groups have fought for control over a British couple held hostage for more than a week, an Islamic militia commander and a local elder said Monday. The couple were not injured in the fighting.

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Russian Military Plane Crashes, 11 Dead

Posted: 11/01/2009 - A Russian heavy-lift military cargo plane crashed on takeoff Sunday in Siberia, killing all 11 crew members on board, officials said.

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UK to Shake up Banking, 100s of Branches for Sale

Posted: 10/31/2009 - The Royal Bank of Scotland, Northern Rock, and Lloyds Banking Group are to sell off as many as 700 branches in the next few years in exchange for the public aid they received during the economic meltdown, a government official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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Clinton: Afghan Runoff Not Affected by Abdullah

Posted: 10/31/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Abdullah Abdullah's call for a boycott of next weekend's runoff election in Afghanistan will not affect the legitimacy of that runoff.

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UN Vote Condemns US Embargo on Cuba

Posted: 10/28/2009 - The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to condemn the 47-year U.S. trade embargo on Cuba, an annual ritual that highlights near unanimous global opposition to America's hard-line stance toward the communist island.

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8 Afghan Immigrants Drown as Boat Sinks in Greece

Posted: 10/27/2009 - A small boat loaded with Afghan families smashed onto the rocks and sank off an island in the Aegean Sea on Tuesday, causing three immigrant women and five children to drown.

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UK Activists Seek Arrest of Israeli Officers

Posted: 10/27/2009 - British lawyers looking for ways to hold Israel accountable for its deadly advance into Gaza last year have expanded their legal campaign by seeking the arrest of Israeli military officers entering Britain.

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Baghdad Attacks Stir Fears of Sunni Violence

Posted: 10/27/2009 - Iraq's Sunnis, long dissatisfied with the Shiite-led government, seek more power, respect and a bigger share of oil wealth in upcoming elections. But disunity among their political leaders and the sheer force of Shiite numbers threaten to derail those hopes.

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Thieves Steal 37 Cars from Mexican Rail Facility

Posted: 10/27/2009 - Mexican authorities say a band of thieves swarmed into a railroad facility and held security guards at gunpoint while making off with three dozen new automobiles and trucks from a storage lot west of the capital.

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Mexico Issues Permits for Genetic-Modified Corn

Posted: 10/27/2009 - Mexican authorities are allowing 22 experimental plots of biotech corn to be grown in several northern states of the ancestral homeland of the crop, over protests from environmental activists.

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