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Peru Gives Refuge To 2 Officials Sought By Bolivia

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Peru gave refuge to two more former Bolivian government ministers who fled genocide charges for the 2003 army killings of dozens of protesters, Peru's foreign minister said Tuesday.

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Brazil Floods Ease, But 267K Still Homeless

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Thousands of Brazilians returned home Tuesday following devastating floods but water kept on rising in some places and civil defense officials used helicopters, trucks and boats to deliver aid to victims in isolated communities.

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Guatemala Asks For UN Probe Into Lawyer Killing

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A slain man's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that President Alvaro Colom ordered his murder threw Guatemala into an uproar Tuesday and prompted government calls for a U.N. agency and the FBI to investigate the killing.

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UK Opposition Lawmakers To Repay Expenses

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Britain's primary opposition leader banned members of his party Tuesday from filing expense claims for food and household items amid public outrage after lawmakers sought reimbursements for items such as swimming pool construction and tennis court upkeep.

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Deaths Reported in Missile Strike

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile strike has killed at least six people near Afghan border.

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Castro Accuses Mexico of Non-Disclosure in Swine Flu

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Fidel Castro accused Mexico of failing to disclose the spread of swine flu until after U.S. President Barack Obama had visited, as Cuba confirmed its first case of the virus in a Mexican medical student studying on the island.

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47 Dead in Hospital Bombing

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The Tamil Tiger rebels say the government shelled a makeshift hospital treating the wounded inside Sri Lanka's war zone in an attack that killed 47 people.

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American Kills 5 Fellow Soldiers At Clinic In Iraq

Posted: 05/11/2009 - An American shot and killed five fellow soldiers at a counseling center on a military base Monday in an attack that drew attention to the issues of combat stress and morale among soldiers serving multiple combat tours over six years of war.

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Asylum Fight Heating Up Bolivia-Peru Tensions

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Bolivia demanded Monday that Peru hand over three former government ministers charged with genocide in the 2003 killing of dozens of protesters, and President Evo Morales called asylum an "open provocation of the Bolivian people."

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Brazil Boosts Flood Aid For 308K Left Homeless

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Brazil intensified efforts to get food and other aid to people isolated by severe flooding as waters continued rising Monday in a jungle state nearly the size of Alaska, and the number of homeless rose to 308,000.

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Demjanjuk's Health A Key Issue For Any Trial

Posted: 05/11/2009 - John Demjanjuk, a retired Ohio autoworker who was deported Monday to Germany, is accused of being a guard at a death camp were 29,000 Jews and others were killed.

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UN Condemns Sri Lankan 'Bloodbath'

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Volunteers dug mass graves in the marshes of Sri Lanka's northern war zone Monday as they buried hundreds of civilians killed in artillery attacks that the U.N. characterized as a "bloodbath."

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Israel Hopes for Tourism, Image Boost from Pope

Posted: 05/10/2009 - Pope Benedict begins a five-day trip to the Holy Land tomorrow. He will visit sites in Israel and the West Bank and celebrate Mass in three locations: Jerusalem, Nazareth and Bethlehem.

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Developments on Swine Flu Worldwide

Updated: 05/09/2009 - Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and government officials:

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Muslim Brotherhood: Obama's Egypt Trip 'Useless'

Posted: 05/09/2009 - Egypt's most powerful opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, on Saturday called President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Egypt "useless" unless the U.S. shows dramatic change in its policies toward Arab and Islamic countries.

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US Report Blames Taliban for Civilian Deaths

Posted: 05/09/2009 - The U.S. coalition blamed Taliban militants Saturday for causing what Afghan officials say are dozens of civilian deaths during a prolonged battle that included American airstrikes. The U.S. said an unspecified number of civilians died but did not take responsibility for any deaths.

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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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