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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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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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Italy has Become Close Friend of Israel

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Premier Silvio Berlusconi likes to cast himself as an international statesman, touting his warm personal ties with Russia's Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President George W. Bush and his efforts to raise Italy's profile on the world stage.

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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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Bombings and Shootings Kill More Than 30 in Iraq

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Bombings and shootings killed more than 30 people across Iraq on Monday, including high school students on their way to final exams, part of a new round of violence ahead of next week's deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from urban areas.

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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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UK Lawmakers Elect New Speaker of House of Commons

Posted: 06/22/2009 - British lawmakers elected a new speaker of the House of Commons on Monday, part of a bid to put the political storm over their lavish taxpayer-funded expenses behind them. Opposition lawmaker John Bercow was elected to replace former speaker Michael Martin, the first presiding officer forced out in more than 300 years.

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