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Rights Group: Sri Lanka Shelling Hospitals

Posted: 05/09/2009 - Human Rights Watch on Saturday accused Sri Lankan forces of repeatedly striking hospitals in the northern war zone with indiscriminate artillery and aerial attacks that have killed scores of people, a charge the military denied.

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US Denies 147 Civilians Killed In Afghan Violence

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Video of the aftermath of a disputed incident involving American forces and the Taliban shows bloodied bodies of children laid out with other corpses, confirming international Red Cross findings at the two remote villages in western Afghanistan.

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Brazilians Flee Flooding, Stay In Cow Pens

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Brazilians huddled in cow pens converted into emergency shelters Friday, as swollen rivers continue to rise and northern Brazil's worst floods in decades boosted the number of homeless to nearly 300,000. The death toll rose to 39, and coffins started popping out of the soaked earth.

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Zimbabwe PM: Get Over Obsession With Robert Mugabe

Posted: 05/08/2009 - In an impassioned appeal Friday, Zimbabwe's long-suffering Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai called for people to get over their obsession with his longtime enemy, President Robert Mugabe.

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Angry Protests In Haiti Over Slaying Of Countryman

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Angry demonstrators hurled stones and tore down a sign at the Dominican Republic's embassy in Haiti on Friday to protest the decapitation of a Haitian in Santo Domingo.

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Frogs Flown From Montserrat To Flee Deadly Fungus

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Scientists are airlifting dozens of one of the world's largest frogs off of Montserrat island to save them from a deadly fungus devastating their dwindling habitat.

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North Korea Vows Bolstered Atomic Arsenal

Posted: 05/07/2009 - North Korea vowed Friday to bolster its atomic arsenal in response to what it called Washington's "hostile" policy, even as a special envoy for President Barack Obama traveled to the region in a bid to draw Pyongyang back to nuclear negotiations.

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Escaped Terror Suspect Arrested in Malaysia

Posted: 05/07/2009 - A top Islamic terror suspect who escaped from a high-security jail in Singapore last year has been arrested in Malaysia, an official said Friday, ending a massive manhunt for the man accused of plotting to crash a hijacked plane into Singapore.

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Pakistan Army Fights, But Can It Win?

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Pakistan's army has a rare window of support for its latest campaign against Taliban militants near the Afghan border, and U.S. hopes are pinned on the military for bringing stability to both countries.

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Britain To Remove Some DNA Profiles From Database

Posted: 05/07/2009 - The British government said Thursday it will set up a system to remove details about the DNA of innocent people from its nationwide registry of genetic information, after Europe's top human rights court criticized the way information was held.

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Cuban Official: No Negotiating Politics With US

Posted: 05/07/2009 - A top Cuban official on Thursday said Cuba is willing to discuss everything with the Obama administration, but it won't give up its form of government in talks to improve relations.

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WHO: Up To 2 Billion People Might Get Swine Flu

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Up to 2 billion people could be infected by swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic lasting two years, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

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Delegates Take Key Step In Nuclear Treaty Review

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Delegates preparing for a major conference next year to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have agreed on an agenda, complete with contentious issues such as the pace of disarmament by the five nuclear powers.

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Some Lawmakers Allege Fraud In Haiti Election

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Some of Haiti's most powerful lawmakers are calling for last month's parliamentary elections to be thrown out because of allegations of voter fraud and political manipulation.

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US Security Expert Named UN Security Chief

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced the appointment of Gregory Starr, the U.S. State Department's security director, as the new U.N. security chief overseeing the world body's far-flung security operations.

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Plenty Of Flu Caution As Mexico Returns To Work

Posted: 05/06/2009 - In gleaming office towers and gritty markets, Mexicans returned to work Wednesday after a five-day swine flu shutdown, and dozens returned to a heroes' welcome from "humiliating" quarantines in China. But Mexico's death toll rose, feeding fears of more infections now that crowds are gathering again.

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Brazil Gov't Rushes Aid To Flood Victims, 32 Dead

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Brazil rushed aid Wednesday by air, over land and through rapidly rising waters to dozens of cities and towns isolated by floods that have killed at least 32 people and left more than 200,000 homeless.

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Red Cross Says Dozens Of Afghans Killed In US Raid

Posted: 05/06/2009 - Villagers dug dirt graves Wednesday to bury what the international Red Cross said were dozens of Afghans - including women and children - killed in American bombing runs. A former Afghan government official said up to 120 people may have died.

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Mumbai Attack Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Posted: 05/06/2009 - The only surviving suspected gunman in last year's terrorist attacks in Mumbai has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him, including waging war against India and murder.

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Civilian Deaths in Bombing Investigated

Posted: 05/05/2009 - President Hamid Karzai has ordered a probe into allegations that more than 30 civilians died in a U.S.-led bombing in western Afghanistan.

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Eleven Dead in Baghdad Bombing

Posted: 05/05/2009 - Iraqi police say a car bomb has killed 11 people and wounded about 30 in a south Baghdad produce market.

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