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WHO Declares International Concern Over Swine Flu

Posted: 04/25/2009 - The World Health Organization warned countries around the world Saturday to be on alert for any unusual flu outbreaks after a unique new swine flu virus was implicated in possibly dozens of human deaths in North America.

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Pakistani Taliban End Push, But Questions Remain

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Taliban militants packed up their grenade launchers Friday and vacated a district they overran outside the country's capital last week. The move did little, however, to quell the alarm of the U.S. and Western allies.

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Former Chavez Ally Goes Into Hiding

Posted: 04/24/2009 - A former political ally of President Hugo Chavez has gone into hiding after a warrant was issued for his arrest, his daughter said Friday.

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UN Says Nearly 6,500 Civilians Killed In Sri Lanka

Posted: 04/24/2009 - Hundreds who fled intense fighting in Sri Lanka's war zone were awaiting evacuation from this tiny coastal village as the U.N. reported that nearly 6,500 ethnic Tamil civilians were killed in the last three months.

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Mexico Swine Flu Deaths Spur Global Epidemic Fears

Posted: 04/24/2009 - A unique strain of swine flu is the suspected killer of dozens of people in Mexico, where authorities closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital on Friday to try to contain an outbreak that has spurred concerns of a global flu epidemic.

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Bombing Kills India Elections Officials

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Suspected communist rebels blew up a jeep carrying polling officials in eastern India, killing five people in violence that marred voting in India's parliamentary elections, police said Friday.

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Canada's GDP Falls 7.3 Percent

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Canada's central bank said Thursday the country's gross domestic product fell 7.3 percent in the first three months of 2009, dropping at the steepest pace in decades.

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Suspected Somali Pirates Appear In Kenyan Court

Posted: 04/23/2009 - The 11 Somali men, accused in a pirate attack on a Liberian freighter, filed slowly into the wood-paneled court. The magistrate took one look at their dingy shirts, jackets and sarongs - two were barefoot - and ordered a court official to make sure they were "dressed properly" for their next appearance.

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Mexico Proposes Expanding Army's Power In Drug War

Posted: 04/23/2009 - A bill that would let Mexico declare temporary states of emergency and expand the army's power in a bloody fight against powerful drug gangs drew immediate fire Thursday from human rights activists who say soldiers should not be doing the job of police.

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Venezuela: Peru Should Arrest Chavez Foe

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Venezuela's government urged Peruvian authorities on Thursday to arrest a leading opponent of President Hugo Chavez who is seeking political asylum in Lima.

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Hyundai Cites Lower Revenue

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Hyundai Motor says net profit and sales fell in the first quarter amid the global auto slump.

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Extra Patrols After Drug-Region Killing

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The army said Wednesday it has stepped up patrols in a remote, mountainous drug hotspot in northern Mexico, after gunmen killed two army lieutenants in the region.

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Elections Continue After Train Hijacking

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Voting started peacefully in the second round of India's monthlong national elections Thursday, a day after communist rebels briefly hijacked a train carrying 300 passengers and carried out other attacks aimed at disrupting the polls.

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Truck Terminal Victim of Bomb Attack

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Dozens of militants armed with guns and gasoline bombs attacked a truck terminal in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday and burned five tanker trucks carrying fuel to NATO troops in Afghanistan, police said.

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Russia Still Pushing for North Korea Disarmament

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Russia launched a mission Thursday to try to get North Korea back into international disarmament talks, sending its top diplomat to Pyongyang after the North announced it would restart its nuclear program.

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Rebels Stop Train in India

Posted: 04/21/2009 - Police say nearly 250 suspected Maoist rebels have stopped a train with hundreds of passengers aboard in eastern India, a day ahead of parliamentary polling that the guerrillas have vowed to disrupt.

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Obama Wants Money to Close Guantanamo

Posted: 04/21/2009 - President Barack Obama came under fire Tuesday for including $80 million to close Guantanamo in a massive funding request to fight America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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