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Helicopter Reported Shot Down in Afghanistan

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A civilian helicopter ferrying humanitarian aid was shot down Tuesday in a southern Afghan province where fighting with the Taliban is raging, killing all six Ukrainian crew members and a child on the ground, officials said. Two U.S. Marines and an Italian soldier died in the latest clashes.

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Mexico Identifies 12 Slain as Federal Agents

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Twelve people tortured and killed in a cartel-plagued Mexican state were federal agents investigating organized crime, the government said Tuesday, marking one of the boldest attacks on federal forces since President Felipe Calderon launched his war on drugs.

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US General Says US Ready for NKorean Attack

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The top U.S. military commander in Korea said Tuesday that U.S. and South Korean forces are prepared for "anything North Korea can throw at us," regardless of the state of leader Kim Jong Il's health or of internal North Korean politics.

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NATO: 7 Killed in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A helicopter on contract to NATO-led forces crashed Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, killing six civilians on board and an Afghan child on the ground. NATO said the cause of the crash was under investigation but the owner reported it was shot down.

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US/Russian Tensions Rise Over Georgia

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A U.S. warship anchored off Georgia forjoint military exercises Tuesday while Russian jets pounded mock targets nearby in a sign of lingering tensions over the former Soviet nation turned U.S. ally.

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Gatti Death: Lawyer Asks for Release of Wife

Posted: 07/14/2009 - The Brazilian wife of Arturo Gatti is petitioning to be released from jail. She is accused of strangling the former boxing champion with her purse strap as he drunkenly slept.

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Relatives of Plane Crash Victims Travel to Comoros

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Relatives of those killed when a Yemenia Airways plane crashed two weeks ago traveled Monday to the Comoros Islands in hopes of finding peace after their losses, officials said.

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Report: NKorea's Kim Has Pancreatic Cancer

Posted: 07/13/2009 - North Korea's authoritarian leader Kim Jong Il is suffering from pancreatic cancer and is not expected to live more than five years, a news report said Monday, the latest speculation to emerge about his health after he reportedly suffered a stroke last year.

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ABC's Bob Woodruff Returns to Iraq

Posted: 07/13/2009 - ABC's Bob Woodruff has returned to Iraq for the first time since he was nearly killed there more than three years ago.

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Demjanjuk Faces 27,900 Accessory to Murder Counts

Posted: 07/13/2009 - The legal saga of John Demjanjuk neared its final chapter as prosecutors set the stage for one of Germany's highest-profile war crime trials in years - formally charging the retired U.S. auto worker Monday with involvement in the murder of 27,900 people at a Nazi death camp.

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Chinese Miners Freed After 25 Days

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Three miners have been found alive after surviving 25 days trapped in a flooded mine in southern China, a local official said Monday.

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4 Runners Gored in Pamplona's Bull-running

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Bulls gored four runners, seriously injuring two of them, during a packed running of the bulls on the sixth day of the San Fermin festival on Sunday.

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NKorea's Kim has pancreatic cancer

Posted: 07/12/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has life-threatening pancreatic cancer, a news report said Monday, days after new images of him looking gaunt spurred speculation that his health might be worsening following a reported stroke last year.

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China Raises Injured Toll From Riots to 1,680

Posted: 07/12/2009 - China on Sunday raised the injured toll from ethnic clashes a week ago to 1,680 - one more bit in the trickle of information the government has released on the unrest in the far west, though much remains unknown.

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Honduras Lifts Curfew 2 Weeks After Coup D'etat

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Honduras (AP) - Honduran authorities on Sunday lifted a curfew imposed since the ousting of President Manuel Zelaya two weeks ago - a sign the interim government is trying to restore normality to life in the crisis-gripped country.

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Peru's Leader Shakes up his Cabinet Amid Protests

Posted: 07/11/2009 - President Alan Garcia shuffled his Cabinet on Saturday following months of protests, replacing seven of 16 ministers and naming a new chief - the third person to hold the post in nine months.

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Gunmen Boldly Attack Federal Forces in Mexico

Posted: 07/11/2009 - Gunmen boldly attacked federal forces across the western state of Michoacan on Saturday, killing five federal agents and two soldiers after the capture of a suspected drug cartel operative

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Haitian Ferry Capsizes; at Least 5 People Dead

Posted: 07/11/2009 - A ferry capsized off Haiti's southern coast Saturday morning, killing at least five people. Authorities said it wasn't clear how many people were on board, but as many as two dozen could be missing.

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Mexico to Arm Mormon Community Anti-Crime Force

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Authorities in northern Mexico will give arms and training to members of an anti-crime group in a Mormon community after two local residents were killed by hitmen with ties to organized crime, residents said Friday.

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Wanted: Late Colombian Drug Lord's Escaped Hippos

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Colombian bounty hunters with orders to kill are seeking the two remaining hippopotamuses that escaped from the famous menagerie of fallen Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar.

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