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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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Koreas Hold Talks Amid Funeral for Kim Dae-Jung

Posted: 08/23/2009 - Tens of thousands of mourners filled the lawn outside parliament for the state funeral Sunday of ex-President Kim Dae-jung, a longtime defender of democracy and advocate of reconciliation who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to reach out to communist North Korea.

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Wildfires Approach Athens, Hospitals Evacuated

Posted: 08/22/2009 - Dozens of wildfires broke out across Greece, torching olive groves, cutting off villages and sending residents fleeing Saturday as one of the largest blazes swept perilously close to the capital's northern suburbs.

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FBI Director Outraged by Lockerbie Decision

Posted: 08/22/2009 - FBI Director Robert Mueller is blasting Scotland's justice minister for releasing the Lockerbie bomber and letting him return to Libya.

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South Korean President to Meet Visiting NKoreans

Posted: 08/22/2009 - South Korean President Lee Myung-bak will meet a delegation of visiting North Korean officials on Sunday, a government official said, as a report said they were bearing a message from the communist country's leader.

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Air France Sued Over Plane Crash Investigation

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A lawyer says the family of a French flight attendant who perished in an Air France plane crash on June 1 over the Atlantic Ocean is suing the airline to force it to release information on what caused the tragedy.

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In Brazil, You've Got Mail - and Possibly an STD

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The Brazilian Health Ministry has created a Web site to let people inform partners they've got a sexually transmitted disease via an e-mailed virtual postcard.

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