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Shipper says piracy needs multinational solution

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The president of Mobile-based International Shipholding Corp., which manages the M/V Maersk Alabama for owner Maersk USA, said Monday a multinational coalition must respond to Somali piracy.

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Madonna Still Hopes to Adopt Malawian Child

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Madonna has told a newspaper in Malawi that she still wants to adopt a girl from the poor African nation despite legal obstacles, to educate her and empower her to help people in her country.

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Blaze at Homeless Shelter Kills 21 in Poland

Updated: 04/13/2009 - A fast-moving fire tore through a three-story building housing homeless families in northwestern Poland early Monday, killing 21 people and injuring 20 more, including some who leaped from windows to escape the flames, officials said.

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Pakistan Leader Under Pressure To Back Swat Deal

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution Monday urging that the president sign a regulation that imposes Islamic rule in a northwestern valley in exchange for peace with the Taliban.

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Street Battles in Thai Capital Leave 2 Dead

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Thousands of troops fired warning shots and tear gas to turn back rampaging anti-government protesters Monday night, forcing retreating demonstrators into one neighborhood where residents furious at the chaos turned against them.

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Obama Pledges to Fight Piracy

Updated: 04/13/2009 - President Barack Obama promised Monday to work with other nations "to halt the rise of piracy," while Somali pirates vowed revenge for the deaths of three colleagues shot by snipers during the daring high-seas rescue of an American sea captain.

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Security Council Agrees To Condemn N. Korea Launch

Updated: 04/27/2009 - All 15 Security Council nations have agreed to a statement that would condemn North Korea's rocket launch and toughen U.N. sanctions against the reclusive communist nation, a spokesman for the council president said Monday.

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Shells Fired At Somali Airport

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Mortar shells were fired toward Mogadishu airport as a plane carrying a U.S. congressman took off safely from the Somali capital on Monday, a police officer said. A hospital official said 19 civilians were injured in residential areas.

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Angel Cabrera wins 3-way playoff at Masters

Posted: 04/13/2009 - AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Angel Cabrera won a three-way playoff on the second extra hole after taking advantage of a late collapse by 48-year-old Kenny Perry, who lost a two-stroke lead with two holes to play with back-to-back bogeys. That caused a three-way playoff that included Chad Campbell, who was eliminated on the first playoff hole.

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Obamas host first White House egg roll

Posted: 04/13/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama officially opened the annual Easter Egg Roll Monday, calling it "one of the greatest White House traditions."

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AP IMPACT: Citizens held as illegal immigrants

Posted: 04/13/2009 - Pedro Guzman has been an American citizen all his life. Yet in 2007, the 31-year-old Los Angeles native - in jail for a misdemeanor, mentally ill and never able to read or write - signed a waiver agreeing to leave the country without a hearing and was deported to Mexico as an illegal immigrant.

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5 killed, 7 hurt when boat slams into tug in Fla.

Posted: 04/13/2009 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities were investigating Monday why a power boat packed with 12 people slammed into a docked tug boat, killing five occupants of the pleasure craft and seriously injuring seven.

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AP Poll: Taxpayers more frugal with refunds

Posted: 04/13/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people say they plan to use this year's tax refund to pay bills, deciding in this sour economy to be more frugal with their annual windfall.

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Blaze at homeless shelter kills 21 in Poland

Posted: 04/13/2009 - WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A fast-moving fire tore through a three-story building housing homeless families in northwestern Poland early Monday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 20 more, including an infant, officials said.

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Thai soldiers spray gunfire, tear gas at protests

Posted: 04/13/2009 - BANGKOK (AP) -- Thousands of troops fired warning shots and tear gas at anti-government protesters rampaging across the Thai capital on Monday, forcing demonstrators to retreat and regroup for what organizers said would be a "final stand."

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5 Killed, 7 Hurt when Boat Slams into Tug in Florida

Updated: 04/13/2009 - Authorities were investigating Monday why a power boat packed with 12 people slammed into a docked tug boat, killing five people aboard the pleasure craft and seriously injuring 12 others.

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US Captain Freed; Somali Pirates Vow to Retaliate

Updated: 04/13/2009 - In a daring high-seas rescue, U.S. Navy SEAL snipers killed three Somali pirates and freed the American sea captain who had offered himself as a hostage to save his crew. The operation was a victory for the world's most powerful military but angry pirates vowed Monday to retaliate.

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