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4 Former Guantanamo Detainees In A New World

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Four Guantanamo detainees from arid, predominantly Muslim western China were transferred to this very proper British colony Thursday, marking an unexpected new chapter in their odyssey.

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Airstrike Missed Militant Commander, Afghans Say

Posted: 06/11/2009 - U.S. airstrikes in western Afghanistan missed their target of a militant commander and instead killed 12 other militants and 10 civilians, provincial officials said Thursday.

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Iranians Begin Voting In Key Presidential Election

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Iranians have begun voting in a key presidential election pitting hard-liner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against a pro-reform challenger more open to improving ties with the U.S.

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Volcker Says US Growth Possible This Year

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Global financial markets are starting to heal and the U.S. economy could begin to grow again this year, but a strong recovery is unlikely, said President Barack Obama's top adviser Paul Volcker.

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Human Rights Watch: Mexican Military Abuses Rising

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Abuses by the Mexican military have surged since the government deployed troops to fight drug cartels more than two years ago, and too little is done to investigate allegations of rapes, killing and torture, a rights group said Thursday.

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WHO Getting Ready to Declare Swine Pandemic

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The World Health Organization is gearing up to declare a swine flu pandemic, a move that could trigger both the large-scale production of vaccines and questions about why the step was delayed for weeks as the virus continued to spread.

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WHO Declares First Flu Pandemic in 41 Years

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WHO says countries already hit by swine flu should prepare for a "second wave" of cases. According to the chief, there will be more swine flu deaths but no sudden jump in fatal cases.

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Next UNGA President Will Be from Libya

Posted: 06/10/2009 - The next president of the U.N. General Assembly will be a Libyan politician, marking another step for the once-isolated country as it seeks an increasingly larger role in world affairs.

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Subway Workers Strike in London

Posted: 06/10/2009 - Londoners squeezed onto overcrowded buses, boarded river boats, pedaled bikes or walked in the rain Wednesday - as thousands of subway workers went on strike and drove the capital to transportation chaos.

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South Korea Holds Industrial Complex Talks in North Korea

Posted: 06/10/2009 - South Korean officials held rare talks Thursday in North Korea on the fate of a joint industrial complex amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and the likelihood of new U.N. sanctions against the communist state.

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Suicide Bombers Strike Luxury Hotel In Pakistan

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis mixed, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, officials said.

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Pacific State Palau To Take Uighur Detainees

Posted: 06/09/2009 - The remote Pacific island nation of Palau says it has agreed to a U.S. request to temporarily resettle up to 17 Chinese Muslims now held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center on Cuba.

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SKorea Pinpoints 20 Illegal NKorean Bank Accounts

Posted: 06/09/2009 - South Korea has informed the U.S. of up to 20 North Korean bank accounts suspected of being involved in counterfeiting, money laundering and other illegal transactions, a news report said Wednesday.

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2 Officials Whose Wives Own Mexican Day Care Quit

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Two state government officials whose wives are owners of a Mexican day care center where 44 children died in a fire resigned on Tuesday, saying they wanted to clear the way for an investigation into the blaze.

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China Plans New Terracotta Warrior Dig

Posted: 06/09/2009 - China plans to excavate more of the life-size terracotta warriors at the famed ancient tomb of the country's first emperor, an official newspaper said Wednesday.

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Brazil: Jet Vertical Stabilizer Found, Key Clue

Posted: 06/08/2009 - Search crews recovered the vertical stabilizer from the tail section of an Air France airliner that went down in the Atlantic, Brazil's air force said Monday - a key find that could help locate its black boxes and determine why the jet crashed.

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Will US Send Envoy After NKorea Jails Reporters?

Posted: 06/08/2009 - The sentencing of two American journalists to 12 years' hard labor in North Korea on Monday sets the stage for possible negotiations with the reclusive nation for their release - perhaps involving an envoy from the United States.

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Gunmen Throw Grenades In Acapulco, 3 Police Killed

Posted: 06/08/2009 - Gunmen launched grenades and opened fire in near simultaneous attacks on two police stations in Acapulco Monday, killing three officers in violence that broke out less than 48 hours after a spectacular gunbattle in the resort left 17 dead.

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Mexico Captures Drug Cartel Suspect Wanted in US

Posted: 06/07/2009 - Mexican police have captured a woman wanted in the United States for allegedly smuggling $2 million in cocaine-trafficking profits for a powerful drug cartel.

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Shootout Kills 16 in Mexico's Acapulco Resort

Posted: 06/07/2009 - Soldiers fought for two hours with armed men apparently holding police hostage at a house in Acapulco, leaving one soldier and 15 gunmen dead, a military official said Sunday

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Former President Carter Makes Middle East Trip

Posted: 06/07/2009 - Former President Jimmy Carter will visit Syria, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza this week to promote constructive dialogue on the Israeli-Arab conflict.

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Families Burying 40 Kids Killed in Mexico Fire

Posted: 06/07/2009 - Grieving parents buried their children Sunday after a devastating daycare fire killed 40 infants and toddlers, stunning Mexico and prompting its president to promise a thorough investigation.

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