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Brazilian Testifies To Dismembering British Teen

Posted: 05/14/2009 - A young Brazilian man calmly testified Thursday that he stabbed a British teenager to death and dismembered her last year after they argued about his heavy drug use and his refusal to give her money.

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NKorea To Put US Reporters On Trial In Early June

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Two U.S. journalists arrested near North Korea's border with China on accusations of illegal entry and "hostile acts" will be tried by Pyongyang in early June, state media said.

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Photographer Who Took Famous Saigon Photo Dies

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Dutch photographer Hugh Van Es, who covered the Vietnam War and recorded the most famous image of the fall of Saigon in 1975, has died in Hong Kong.

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Castro Defends Cuba's Response To Flu Outbreak

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Fidel Castro defended Havana's response to the swine flu outbreak, including suspension of direct flights with Mexico, saying Thursday that Cuba is especially vulnerable to an epidemic because the U.S. embargo prevents it from buying medicine and diagnostic equipment.

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Bolivia: Peru Ties 'At Risk' Over Refugee Decision

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Bolivia's president says relations with Peru are at "high risk" after the neighboring nation gave refuge to two more former Bolivian officials accused in the 2003 army killings of dozens of protesters.

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Spokesman: Trial Imminent For Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Posted: 05/13/2009 - Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be put on trial Thursday in connection with the intrusion of an American who sneaked uninvited into her compound, a spokesman for her party said.

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Group Says 3 More Birds Close To Extinction

Posted: 05/13/2009 - An Ethiopian lark, a Galapagos finch and a spectacularly colored hummingbird only recently discovered in Colombia have been added to the list of the world's most threatened species, an environmental group said Thursday.

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Six Dead in Suicide Attack

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A suicide bomb attack killed six civilians Wednesday outside a U.S. military base in the same part of eastern Afghanistan where militants tried to storm government buildings the day before, police said.

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Pakistan Commandos Dropped Into Taliban Stronghold

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Helicopters dropped Pakistani commandos into a Taliban stronghold in the Swat Valley on Tuesday, pressing ahead with an offensive the army said had killed more than 750 militants and driven around 800,000 people from their homes.

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Peru Gives Refuge To 2 Officials Sought By Bolivia

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Peru gave refuge to two more former Bolivian government ministers who fled genocide charges for the 2003 army killings of dozens of protesters, Peru's foreign minister said Tuesday.

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Brazil Floods Ease, But 267K Still Homeless

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Thousands of Brazilians returned home Tuesday following devastating floods but water kept on rising in some places and civil defense officials used helicopters, trucks and boats to deliver aid to victims in isolated communities.

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Guatemala Asks For UN Probe Into Lawyer Killing

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A slain man's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that President Alvaro Colom ordered his murder threw Guatemala into an uproar Tuesday and prompted government calls for a U.N. agency and the FBI to investigate the killing.

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UK Opposition Lawmakers To Repay Expenses

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Britain's primary opposition leader banned members of his party Tuesday from filing expense claims for food and household items amid public outrage after lawmakers sought reimbursements for items such as swimming pool construction and tennis court upkeep.

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Deaths Reported in Missile Strike

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least six people near Afghan border.

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Castro Accuses Mexico of Non-Disclosure in Swine Flu

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Fidel Castro accused Mexico of failing to disclose the spread of swine flu until after U.S. President Barack Obama had visited, as Cuba confirmed its first case of the virus in a Mexican medical student studying on the island.

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47 Dead in Hospital Bombing

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The Tamil Tiger rebels say the government shelled a makeshift hospital treating the wounded inside Sri Lanka's war zone in an attack that killed 47 people.

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American Kills 5 Fellow Soldiers At Clinic In Iraq

Posted: 05/11/2009 - An American shot and killed five fellow soldiers at a counseling center on a military base Monday in an attack that drew attention to the issues of combat stress and morale among soldiers serving multiple combat tours over six years of war.

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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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