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Parliament chief: Guinea-Bissau 'very delicate'

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The man in line to become Guinea-Bissau's interim leader briefly addressed the nation Tuesday for the first time since the president's assassination brought about a power vacuum.

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Iraq struggles with spending plan as oil dips

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Iraqi lawmakers struggled Tuesday to hammer out spending plans that could include additional cuts in reconstruction and military purchases because of falling oil prices.

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Bangladesh: 6 army officers missing after mutiny

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Bangladeshi police arrested the suspected ringleader of a deadly border guard mutiny that killed at least 69 people, during a raid in a slum in the capital on Tuesday, officials said.

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Khodorkovsky calm, smiling at new trial hearing

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Lawyers for jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky demanded the removal of prosecutors Tuesday at the opening of hearings in a new trial denounced by Kremlin critics as a government effort to keep him behind bars.

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US monitoring NKorea missile activity from Japan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The U.S. military is closely monitoring activities in North Korea from its bases in Japan ahead of the expected launch of a long-range missile that could be capable of striking U.S. territory, officials said Tuesday.

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Cuba shake-up raises questions about US relations

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Cuban President Raul Castro's decision to oust powerful officials close to his brother Fidel raises questions both about who will succeed him and how the biggest government shakeup since he took power a year ago will impact U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesday as they drove to the stadium ahead of a match in Pakistan, killing six policemen and a driver.

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Clinton: US to 'vigorously' promote peace efforts

Updated: 03/03/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised Tuesday to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message that could put her at odds with the country's next leader: Movement toward the establishment of a Palestinian state is "inescapable."

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Mall wants Manilow music to drive out unruly teens

Updated: 03/03/2009 - It'll be Barry Manilow versus the mall rats. The New Zealand city of Christchurch hopes that putting the American crooner's smooth and gentle tones into the mix of music to be broadcast through the central mall district can pacify unruly teens who congregate there- or at least convince them to go elsewhere.

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Gunmen attack Sri Lankan cricket team in Pakistan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - At least a dozen men ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket team with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers Tuesday as they drove to the stadium ahead of a match in Pakistan, killing six policemen and a driver.

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Auto company sales numbers expected to get worse

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The automakers will report their February sales numbers today. Analysts expect them to be even worse than the month before, when sales posted a 37 percent decline from a year earlier. One analyst says

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Officials cite broad power for president in memos

Updated: 03/03/2009 - In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Bush administration determined that certain constitutional rights would not apply as the U.S. stepped up its response to terrorism, according to documents released to the public for the first time.

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Hypothermia a grim concern for missing NFL players

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two NFL players and a third man missing since their boat capsized off the Florida coast face dwindling odds of survival after more than two days in the water, though their size and good health could help them fend off hypothermia, authorities said.

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Clinton: US to 'vigorously' promote peace efforts

Updated: 03/03/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised Tuesday to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message that could put her at odds with the country's next leader: Movement toward the establishment of a Palestinian state is "inescapable."

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Obama aides to defend budget plan to Congress

Updated: 03/03/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending his Treasury secretary and budget director to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend his proposed tax increases, which are being met with misgivings by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

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Obama aides to defend budget plan to Congress

Updated: 03/03/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending his Treasury secretary and budget director to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to defend his proposed tax increases, which are being met with misgivings by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress.

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Obama hints missile shield flexibility to Moscow

Updated: 03/03/2009 - President Barack Obama has written to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev suggesting U.S. plans for a missile defense system in Eastern Europe might be unnecessary if Moscow helped in blocking Iran's progress toward building long-range missiles, senior administration officials said on Tuesday.

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