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140 Die in Philippine Storm, Toll Expected to Rise

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Rescuers pulled more bodies from swollen rivers Monday as residents started to dig out their homes from under carpets of mud after flooding left 140 people dead in the Philippine capital and surrounding towns.

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Cuba Admits Failure to Pay Farmers on Time

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Cuba on Monday acknowledged a failure to pay cash-strapped farmers on time and said some local officials lied to cover up the problem - a blunt admission from the communist government that crucial agriculture reforms lauded by President Raul Castro have so far fallen short.

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Gadhafi Goes Window Shopping in Venezuela Resort

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi took a break from railing against colonialism at a summit in Venezuela to go window shopping, buy jewelry and mingle with stunned tourists at a Caribbean resort.

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Fujimori Pleads Guilty in Peru Corruption Trial

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Former President Alberto Fujimori, who already faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison, pleaded guilty on Monday to authorizing illegal wiretaps and bribes of politicians, journalists and businessmen.

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Lawyer: Polanski Will Fight Extradition to the US

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Imprisoned director Roman Polanski is in a "fighting mood" and will battle U.S. attempts to have him extradited from Switzerland to California to face justice for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, his lawyer said Monday.

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US, Colombian, Mexican Officials Seize $41 Million

Posted: 09/28/2009 - U.S. and Colombian authorities seized $41 million in suspected drug money over the past two weeks - one of the largest seizures in the history of the countries' joint efforts, law enforcement officials said Monday.

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Early McCartney Musings Discovered in Liverpool

Posted: 09/27/2009 - He famously wrote that he wanted to be a paperback writer. A recently discovered essay, penned in 1953 for a local competition, shows Paul McCartney got started early

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US, Allies Will Demand 'Unfettered Access'

Updated: 09/26/2009 - A senior Obama administration official says the U.S. and its five allies trying to stop Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program plan to tell Iran on Thursday that it must provide within a matter of weeks unfettered access to Iran's previously secret enrichment facility.

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European Agency Gives Warning on Airbus Instrument

Posted: 09/23/2009 - The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a safety warning for air speed sensors that are made by Goodrich Corp. and fitted on many Airbus jets - just two weeks after advising airlines to use them instead of instruments made by Thales SA.

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UN Climate Summit puts China, India in Spotlight

Posted: 09/22/2009 - China laid down a significant plan for curbing greenhouse gases on Tuesday, outlining ambitious goals of planting enough forest to cover an area the size of Norway and generating 15 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources within a decade.

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Aid Agencies Warn of Deepening Yemen Crisis

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Yemen's Shiite rebels Tuesday called for an independent arbitration committee to help mediate a lasting cease-fire in their ongoing war with the government as aid agencies warned that the humanitarian crisis could worsen if immediate action is not taken.

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PR Authorities Say Major Drug Dealer Arrested

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Authorities have captured an alleged dealer they say led a violent drug ring in at least two sprawling housing projects in Puerto Rico and trafficked narcotics to the U.S. mainland.

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Shiite Financier Investments Embarrasses Hezbollah

Posted: 09/22/2009 - A Mideast version of the Bernie Madoff scandal is threatening to tarnish Hezbollah's reputation in Lebanon for being incorruptible, and the powerful Shiite militant movement faces calls to bail out small investors to keep its position from being undercut.

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Thai Leader Says US Moving Toward Engaging Myanmar

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said Tuesday that the United States and Europe appeared toward engaging Myanmar rather than a policy of sanctions only as a means of encouraging political change in the military-run country.

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Sydney Dust Storm; Flight Chaos, Health Worries

Posted: 09/22/2009 - A pall of red dust blown in from the Outback clogged the skies over Sydney on Wednesday, diverting international flights, disrupting ferries and prompting a spike in emergency calls from people suffering breathing difficulties.

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German Man Who Attacked School Awakes from Coma

Updated: 09/21/2009 - A German man who wounded nine students and a teacher in a terrifying ax and arson attack on his school was motivated by "hatred for humanity" and had been planning the rampage since April, officials said Monday.

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French Workers Strip to Try to Save Their Jobs

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Workers at a struggling heater factory in northwest France are taking it all off in a bid to save their jobs: They posed nude for a calendar to call attention to their plight.

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Tombs Opened in Venezuela to Identify Riot Victims

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Authorities began opening tombs Monday to identify the remains of dozens of people killed during riots more than two decades ago and look for evidence against police and soldiers responsible for slayings during the unrest.

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