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Australia Sending More Troops to Afghanistan

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says Australia will send 280 additional troops to Afghanistan, increasing the overall Australian deployment there to about 1,380.

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Drug Violence Leads to Seven Police Deaths

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Seven police officers were assassinated in about an hour's time in what authorities said Tuesday was a coordinated effort that followed months of relative calm in a border city stricken by drug-fueled violence.

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China to Allow Taiwan in WHO

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Taiwan's president announced Wednesday that China will allow the island's participation in a key World Health Organization body, a major goal in Taipei's campaign for international recognition.

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Swine Flu Could Be Stabilizing in Mexico

Posted: 04/28/2009 - The toll from the swine flu epidemic appears to be stabilizing in Mexico, the health secretary said late Tuesday, with only seven more suspected deaths. But health officials said they "fully expect" to see U.S. deaths as the virus keeps spreading around the world.

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Mexico City Shuts Itself in Amid Swine Flu Fears

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Nine-year-old Cecilia Ines Lopez has been watching nine hours of television a day. Her 16-year-old aunt has spent so much time on Instant Messenger she complains she has nothing more to say.

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Myanmar Opposition Meets On Next Year's Election

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Myanmar's military government tightened security as the country's pro-democracy party of detained Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi gathered Tuesday to discuss political issues including next year's planned election.

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Quake Jars Already-Nervous Mexico City Residents

Posted: 04/27/2009 - A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on Monday, swaying tall buildings in the capital and rattling nerves in a city already tense from a swine flu outbreak suspected of killing as many as 149 people nationwide.

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Sri Lanka To Stop Airstrikes, Shelling Of Rebels

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Sri Lanka agreed to stop firing heavy weapons into the northern war zone to safeguard thousands of civilians trapped there, but resisted growing pressure Monday for a cease-fire in its war with the Tamil Tiger rebels.

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Pakistani Leader: Bin Laden 'May Be Dead' - Or Not

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Pakistan's president said Monday his intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden may be dead, but he added there is no proof. Other Pakistani officials and a U.S. counterterrorism official said they thought the al-Qaida chief is alive.

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WHO Raises Global Alert Level On Swine Flu

Posted: 04/27/2009 - The swine flu epidemic entered a dangerous new phase Monday as the death toll climbed in Mexico and the number of suspected cases there and in the United States nearly doubled. The World Health Organization raised its alert level but stopped short of declaring a global emergency.

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Strong Earthquake Felt in Mexico City

Posted: 04/27/2009 - A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on Monday, swaying tall buildings in the capital and sending office workers into the streets.

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40 swine Flu Cases in US; Agents Checking Borders

Updated: 04/28/2009 - President Barack Obama declared Monday that spreading swine flu infections were a concern but "not a cause for alarm," while customs agents began checking people coming into the United States by land and air.

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Cruise Ship Fends Off Pirate Attack with Gunfire

Posted: 04/26/2009 - The small white skiff approached the Italian cruise ship Melody after dinnertime as it sailed north of the Seychelles, the pirates firing wildly toward the 1,500 passengers and crew on board.

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2 Swine Flus in Kan., US Total 11; 8 Likely in NYC

Posted: 04/26/2009 - At least eight students at a New York City high school probably have swine flu, but health officials say they don't know whether they have the same strain of the virus that has killed people in Mexico.

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Egypt Unveils Ancient Necropolis South of Cairo

Posted: 04/26/2009 - Egyptian archaeologists on Sunday unveiled mummies, brightly painted sarcophagi and dozens of ancient tombs carved into a rocky hill in a desert oasis south of Cairo.

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WHO Declares International Concern Over Swine Flu

Posted: 04/25/2009 - The World Health Organization warned countries around the world Saturday to be on alert for any unusual flu outbreaks after a unique new swine flu virus was implicated in possibly dozens of human deaths in North America.

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Pakistani Taliban End Push, But Questions Remain

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Taliban militants packed up their grenade launchers Friday and vacated a district they overran outside the country's capital last week. The move did little, however, to quell the alarm of the U.S. and Western allies.

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Former Chavez Ally Goes Into Hiding

Posted: 04/24/2009 - A former political ally of President Hugo Chavez has gone into hiding after a warrant was issued for his arrest, his daughter said Friday.

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