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Asylum Fight Heating Up Bolivia-Peru Tensions

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Bolivia demanded Monday that Peru hand over three former government ministers charged with genocide in the 2003 killing of dozens of protesters, and President Evo Morales called asylum an "open provocation of the Bolivian people."

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Brazil Boosts Flood Aid For 308K Left Homeless

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Brazil intensified efforts to get food and other aid to people isolated by severe flooding as waters continued rising Monday in a jungle state nearly the size of Alaska, and the number of homeless rose to 308,000.

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Demjanjuk's Health A Key Issue For Any Trial

Posted: 05/11/2009 - John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker who was deported Monday to Germany, is accused of being a guard at a death camp were 29,000 Jews and others were killed.

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UN Condemns Sri Lankan 'Bloodbath'

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Volunteers dug mass graves in the marshes of Sri Lanka's northern war zone Monday as they buried hundreds of civilians killed in artillery attacks that the U.N. characterized as a "bloodbath."

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Israel Hopes for Tourism, Image Boost from Pope

Posted: 05/10/2009 - Pope Benedict begins a five-day trip to the Holy Land tomorrow. He will visit sites in Israel and the West Bank and celebrate Mass in three locations: Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem.

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Developments on Swine Flu Worldwide

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and government officials:

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Muslim Brotherhood: Obama's Egypt Trip 'Useless'

Posted: 05/09/2009 - Egypt's most powerful opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, on Saturday called President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Egypt "useless" unless the U.S. shows dramatic change in its policies toward Arab and Islamic countries.

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US Report Blames Taliban for Civilian Deaths

Posted: 05/09/2009 - The U.S. coalition blamed Taliban militants Saturday for causing what Afghan officials say are dozens of civilian deaths during a prolonged battle that included American airstrikes. The U.S. said an unspecified number of civilians died but did not take responsibility for any deaths.

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Rights Group: Sri Lanka Shelling Hospitals

Posted: 05/09/2009 - Human Rights Watch on Saturday accused Sri Lankan forces of repeatedly striking hospitals in the northern war zone with indiscriminate artillery and aerial attacks that have killed scores of people, a charge the military denied.

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US Denies 147 Civilians Killed In Afghan Violence

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Video of the aftermath of a disputed incident involving American forces and the Taliban shows bloodied bodies of children laid out with other corpses, confirming international Red Cross findings at the two remote villages in western Afghanistan.

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Brazilians Flee Flooding, Stay In Cow Pens

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Brazilians huddled in cow pens converted into emergency shelters Friday, as swollen rivers continue to rise and northern Brazil's worst floods in decades boosted the number of homeless to nearly 300,000. The death toll rose to 39, and coffins started popping out of the soaked earth.

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Zimbabwe PM: Get Over Obsession With Robert Mugabe

Posted: 05/08/2009 - In an impassioned appeal Friday, Zimbabwe's long-suffering Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called for people to get over their obsession with his longtime enemy, President Robert Mugabe.

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Angry Protests In Haiti Over Slaying Of Countryman

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Angry demonstrators hurled stones and tore down a sign at the Dominican Republic's embassy in Haiti on Friday to protest the decapitation of a Haitian in Santo Domingo.

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Frogs Flown From Montserrat To Flee Deadly Fungus

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Scientists are airlifting dozens of one of the world's largest frogs off of Montserrat island to save them from a deadly fungus devastating their dwindling habitat.

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North Korea Vows Bolstered Atomic Arsenal

Posted: 05/07/2009 - North Korea vowed Friday to bolster its atomic arsenal in response to what it called Washington's "hostile" policy, even as a special envoy for President Barack Obama traveled to the region in a bid to draw Pyongyang back to nuclear negotiations.

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Escaped Terror Suspect Arrested in Malaysia

Posted: 05/07/2009 - A top Islamic terror suspect who escaped from a high-security jail in Singapore last year has been arrested in Malaysia, an official said Friday, ending a massive manhunt for the man accused of plotting to crash a hijacked plane into Singapore.

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Pakistan Army Fights, But Can It Win?

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Pakistan's army has a rare window of support for its latest campaign against Taliban militants near the Afghan border, and U.S. hopes are pinned on the military for bringing stability to both countries.

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Britain To Remove Some DNA Profiles From Database

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The British government said Thursday it will set up a system to remove details about the DNA of innocent people from its nationwide registry of genetic information, after Europe's top human rights court criticized the way information was held.

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Cuban Official: No Negotiating Politics With US

Posted: 05/07/2009 - A top Cuban official on Thursday said Cuba is willing to discuss everything with the Obama administration, but it won't give up its form of government in talks to improve relations.

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WHO: Up To 2 Billion People Might Get Swine Flu

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Up to 2 billion people could be infected by swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic lasting two years, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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