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Bolivia Denies Supplying Iran With Uranium

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Bolivia on Tuesday denied supplying uranium to Iran, while Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dismissed Israeli allegations that the two countries have been aiding Tehran's nuclear program.

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Canadian Radio Obama Assassination Joke Criticized

Posted: 05/26/2009 - A broadcast industry council slammed Canada's French-language radio broadcaster for airing a comedy sketch that suggested that Barack Obama would be easy to assassinate because the first black American president would stand out against the White House.

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Report: NKorea Tests Missiles, Restarts Nuke Plant

Posted: 05/26/2009 - North Korea has restarted its weapons-grade nuclear power plant and fired its sixth short-range missile, news reports said Wednesday, in a growing standoff with world powers following its latest nuclear test.

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Brazil Detains Arab Moderating Anti-American Site

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Brazilian authorities detained an Arab who ran a Web site forum that authorities initially suspected could be linked to terrorists and included anti-American statements in Arabic, a prosecutor said Tuesday night.

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Mexico Detains 10 Mayors For Alleged Drug Ties

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Federal forces detained 10 mayors and 18 other officials Tuesday for allegedly protecting one of Mexico's most violent drug cartels in an unprecedented anti-corruption sweep in the Pacific coast state of Michoacan.

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Eight Dead in Turkey Hospital Fire

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The governor of a western Turkish province says eight patients receiving intensive care died of smoke inhalation and other causes after a fire struck a hospital.

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Amazon Hit By Climate Chaos Of Floods, Drought

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Across the Amazon basin, river dwellers are adding new floors to their stilt houses, trying to stay above rising floodwaters that have killed 48 people and left 405,000 homeless.

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Vargas Llosa's Son Detained At Venezuelan Airport

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Peruvian writer and journalist Alvaro Vargas Llosa said that Venezuelan authorities detained him for about two hours Monday after he arrived in Venezuela for an upcoming pro-democracy forum.

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UN Security Council Condemns NKorea Nuke Test

Posted: 05/25/2009 - The U.N. Security Council swiftly condemned North Korea's nuclear test on Monday as "a clear violation" of a 2006 resolution and said it will start work immediately on another one that could result in new sanctions against the reclusive nation.

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CAW Votes To Accept Cost-Cutting Deal With GM

Updated: 05/25/2009 - Canadian Auto Workers members voted 86 percent in favor of a cost-cutting deal with General Motors Canada as the automaker bids to qualify for more government loans and assure its future in Canada.

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SKorea Joins US-Led Anti-Proliferation Program

Posted: 05/25/2009 - South Korea says it will join a U.S.-led initiative stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction, after North Korea carried out its second underground nuclear test.

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Diver Dies Exploring Wreckage of Ship off Greece

Posted: 05/24/2009 - A member of a National Geographic team exploring the wreckage of Britannic, the Titanic's sister ship, in the Aegean Sea died of decompression sickness Sunday, the Merchant Marine Ministry said.

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Facebook Block Ahead of Iran Vote Hampers Youth

Posted: 05/24/2009 - Iran's decision to block access to Facebook- less than three weeks before nationwide elections - drew sharp criticism Sunday from a reformist opposition hoping to mobilize the youth vote and unseat President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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Paraguay Bishop-Turned-President: Celibacy Flawed

Posted: 05/24/2009 - Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo, who last month admitted fathering a son conceived while he was still a bishop, says celibacy vows taken by Roman Catholic clerics are "imperfect."

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Strong Quake Hits Macedonia Near Greek Border

Posted: 05/24/2009 - A strong earthquake struck southern Macedonia near the Greek border on Sunday night, damaging dozens of homes, an official said. No casualties were immediately reported.

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Passer-By Pushes Suicide Jumper in South China

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand - and pushed him off the ledge.

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Susan Boyle Gets New Chance to Shine

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Britain's unlikely singing sensation, Susan Boyle, has been voted into the next round of the TV show that propelled her to global fame.

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11 Dead in Brazil Plane Crash

Posted: 05/23/2009 - A twin-engine plane crashed near a private airport in a northeastern coastal Brazil resort area Friday night, killing all 11 people aboard, officials and state media said.

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Former South Korea President Kills Self

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Embattled former President Roh Moo-hyun - a reformist shamed by a corruption scandal that tarnished his image as a "clean" politician - jumped to his death while hiking in the mountains behind his rural home in southern South Korea, his lawyer said.

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UN Chief Visits Sri Lanka War Refugees

Posted: 05/22/2009 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited a displacement camp packed with tens of thousands of Tamil civilians in northern Sri Lanka as he appealed Saturday to the triumphant government to "heal the wounds" after three decades of civil war.

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Rights Group Urges Reform Of UN Justice System

Posted: 05/21/2009 - An international women's rights organization urged the United Nations on Thursday to reform its internal complaint system to ensure that allegations of sexual harassment are properly investigated and resolved, saying it is very difficult to obtain justice.

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Mutharika Wins Malawi Presidential Vote

Updated: 11/04/2014 - Malawi's electoral commission declares incumbent president Bingu wa Mutharika the winner of Tuesday's election, with more than 90 percent of votes counted.

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Pakistan Allies Aid Refugees From Taliban Fight

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Donations to help refugees fleeing Pakistan's latest offensive against the Taliban surpassed $200 million Thursday, as the country's allies sought to ease a crisis that risks eroding public support for military action against the militants.

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Video Shows 53 Inmates Escaping Mexican Prison

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Security camera footage shows that guards at a Mexican prison nonchalantly stood by as 53 dangerous inmates walked out - and didn't rush into action with their guns drawn until well after their convoy of escape vehicles had disappeared into the inky night.

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