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Iran Police Swiftly Crush Protest

Posted: 06/24/2009 - A flood of security forces using tear gas and clubs quickly overwhelmed a small group of rock-throwing protesters near Iran's parliament Wednesday, and the country's supreme leader said the outcome of the disputed presidential election will stand - the latest signs of the government's growing confidence in quelling unrest on the streets.

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Kim Jong Il Puts Son as Head of Spy Agency

Posted: 06/23/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has put his youngest son in charge of the country's spy agency in a move aimed at handing the communist regime over to him, a news report said Wednesday.

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Serb Convicted for Killing of Croatian POWs

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Serbia's war crimes court convicted a Croatian Serb on Tuesday for his role in the 1991 torture and killing of 200 Croatian prisoners at a pig farm during the Balkan conflicts.

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Amid Jewish Revival, Poland Gets Openly Gay Rabbi

Posted: 06/23/2009 - When Rabbi Aaron Katz walks the streets of Warsaw's former Jewish quarter, scenes of that lost world fill his imagination: Families headed to synagogue, women in their kitchens cooking Sabbath meals, his father as a boy with the sidecurls of an Orthodox Jew.

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Replica of Letter on Henry VIII Divorce Unveiled

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Officials on Tuesday unveiled a replica of a 1530 parchment sent by members of England's House of Lords to Pope Clement VII to support the divorce of King Henry VIII.

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Senior Saudi Prince Supports Women's Sports

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Appealing to a powerful Saudi prince, an 8-year-old girl asked why she was not allowed to play sports in school like boys. She got an unexpected response: The prince said he hoped government schools for girls would allow playing fields.

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Most Romanians Intimidated in Belfast Leaving City

Posted: 06/23/2009 - More than 100 Romanian Gypsies who suffered racist attacks and intimidation in Belfast are being flown back home at taxpayer expense, the Northern Ireland government said Tuesday.

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Israel Releases Senior Hamas Lawmaker

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Israel on Tuesday freed the most senior of dozens of Hamas politicians in custody, prompting speculation it was a prelude to a deal for the release of an Israeli soldier held by Palestinians for three years.

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Paraguay Woman Says Lugo Raped Her in '01

Posted: 06/23/2009 - A woman who claims that Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is the father of her son on Tuesday accused the former Roman Catholic bishop of raping her in their first sexual encounter.

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Venezuela to Deport Top Italian Mafia Suspect

Posted: 06/23/2009 - A convicted European drug trafficker dubbed the "Mafia's foreign minister" will be deported to Italy after his capture in Caracas in a joint operation by Venezuelan and Italian police, authorities said Tuesday.

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Italy's Berlusconi Denies He Paid Women

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has told a gossip magazine he has never paid a woman for sex, as he continues to be dogged by suspicions stemming from his purported fondness for young models and starlets.

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Hurricane Andres Forms Off Mexico's Pacific Coast

Posted: 06/23/2009 - The tropical tempest Andres strengthened into the Pacific season's first hurricane Tuesday, flooding homes, toppling trees and killing at least one person as it swiped Mexico's southwestern coast with wind and rain.

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Replica of Letter on Henry VIII Dvorce Unveiled

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Officials on Tuesday unveiled a replica of a 1530 parchment sent by members of England's House of Lords to Pope Clement VII to support the divorce of King Henry VIII.

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Analysis Casts Doubts on Ahmadinejad's Victory

Posted: 06/22/2009 - An analysis by a British think tank highlights profound differences between voting patterns in Iran's recent election and hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's first victory in 2005, casting doubt on whether they could have occurred without manipulation.

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47th Child Dies from Mexico Day Care Fire Wounds

Posted: 06/22/2009 - A 3-year-old girl has died of wounds from a fire at a northern Mexican day care, bringing the death toll from the disaster to 47 children, authorities said Monday.

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25 Arrests in Paris Jewel Robbery of Harry Winston

Posted: 06/22/2009 - French police arrested 25 suspects Monday in connection with last year's multimillion-dollar robbery at Harry Winston jewelers and recovered some of the stolen rings, necklaces and watches.

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Extremists Sentence Somalis to Amputations

Posted: 06/22/2009 - A court run by an extremist Islamic group sentenced four Somali men on Monday to each have a hand and a leg cut off for allegedly stealing mobile phones and guns. The ruling prompted an outcry from human rights activists.

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Leader of Russian Region Wounded in Suicide Attack

Posted: 06/22/2009 - A suicide bomber badly wounded a provincial president in Russia's North Caucasus on Monday, an assassination attempt that undermined the Kremlin's claim that it has brought stability to the predominantly Muslim region.

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Militant Camp May Hold Clues to Taliban Operations

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Deep in the tunnel, a small wooden cabinet is the only piece of furniture, a syringe still in its plastic wrapper and a disposable razor scattered on the shelves. A pair of sky-blue pants lies on the rocky ground by the remnants of a threadbare sleeping mat.

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Mexico Arrests 7 in Day Care Fire that Killed 47

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Seven state officials were arrested Monday and six others were being sought on negligent homicide charges in a day care fire that killed 47 children in Mexico. But none were involved in the day care center itself.

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7 Colombian Police Killed in Rebel Ambush

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Colombian officials say rebels have killed at least seven members of a police counterinsurgency unit in an ambush in the country's southwest.

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Mexico Refuses to Send French Kidnap Convict Home

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Monday that a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping will have to serve her 60-year sentence in Mexico, rejecting appeals by France to send her home.

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Indonesian Elephant Fossil Opens Window to Past

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Indonesian scientists are reconstructing the largest, most complete skeleton of a prehistoric giant elephant ever found in the tropics, a finding that may offer new clues into the largely mysterious origins of its modern Asian cousin.

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