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Newspaper Claims Suspect Transformed Into a Goat

Updated: 01/23/2009 - One of Nigeria's biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.

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Upstart Challenges Chinese State TV New Year Show

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Beijing-based wedding videographer will debut his homespun Lunar New Year gala Sunday in a Webcast featuring rappers and stuntmen that poses a small but unprecedented challenge to Chinese state television's hugely popular variety show.

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Congolese rebel General Calls Himself Man of Peace

Updated: 01/23/2009 - General Laurent Nkunda is a career soldier who describes himself as a man of peace and Christ. But his force's reputation for killing civilians and forcing children to fight tell a different story.

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2 Shot Outside Kindergarten in Norway

Updated: 01/23/2009 - An off-duty police officer in northern Norway shot and killed his ex-girlfriend with another officer's service pistol, then critically wounded himself Friday outside the elementary school where she was a student teacher, police said. No children were injured.

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Thierry Mugler shows a Costume Party

Updated: 01/23/2009 - With models pounding up the runway dressed as 19th-century English lords, WWII fighter pilots and even a yeti, French label Thierry Mugler's show Friday looked more like a costume party than a proper menswear collection.

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Rights Group: Thais Abandoned Migrants at Sea

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Two migrants told a refugees' advocacy group that were among hundreds detained and beaten by Thai authorities on a remote island and then abandoned in the Indian Ocean in boats with no engines and only a few bags of rice.

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China: Parents of Milk Victims Demand Better Deal

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Chinese parents whose children were sickened after drinking contaminated milk pushed the government for greater accountability and compensation Friday, a day after a court handed down two death penalties and long prison terms for 19 other defendants.

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Sienna Miller Set For Her Broadway Debut This Fall

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Roundabout Theatre Company says Sienna Miller will make her Broadway debut this fall in its production of "After Miss Julie," playwright Patrick Marber's riff on a 19th-century Strindberg classic about class, sex and power.

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Samsung Electronics Reports First Quarterly Loss

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Samsung Electronics, the world's largest manufacturer of flat screen televisions, memory chips and liquid crystal displays, posted its first ever quarterly loss Friday as the global economic slump hit prices and demand for mainstay products.

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Obama Tackles Afghanistan and Mideast Conflict

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Taking on two of his toughest foreign policy challenges, President Barack Obama pledged to find a new course in Afghanistan and to help Israel achieve a broad peace with the Arab world.

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US Approves 1st Stem Cell Study for Spinal Injury

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A U.S. biotech company says it plans to start this summer the world's first study of a treatment based on human embryonic stem cells - a long-awaited project aimed at spinal cord injury.

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GE Profit Drops 46 pct as Finance Unit Struggles

Updated: 01/23/2009 - In a discouraging report for the American economy, General Electric Co. posted a 46 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Friday and warned of a "tough environment" this year as it struggles with its ailing finance business.

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GE profit drops 46 pct as finance unit struggles

Updated: 01/23/2009 - In a discouraging report for the American economy, General Electric Co. posted a 46 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Friday and warned of a "tough environment" this year as it struggles with its ailing finance business.

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House GOP sees stimulus in tax cuts, not spending

Updated: 01/23/2009 - House Republican leaders presented President Barack Obama on Friday with proposals to stimulate the economy that rely exclusively on tax cuts and envision none of the federal spending backed by Democrats and the administration.

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High-tech sensors help seniors live independently

Updated: 01/23/2009 - After back-to-back hospital visits for congestive heart failure, Eva Olweean figured her health was back to normal. But the nurses at her retirement home knew better: Motion sensors in the 86-year-old's bed detected too many restless nights.

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3 dead, 12 wounded in Belgian day care stabbings

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A young man with a gruesomely painted black-and-white face went on a rampage at a Belgian day care center Friday, stabbing two babies and a female worker to death and seriously wounding 12 others.

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Released detainee now Yemen al-Qaida commander

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A released Guantanamo Bay terror detainee has reemerged as an al-Qaida commander in Yemen, highlighting the dilemma facing President Barack Obama in shaping plans to close the detention facility and decide the fates of U.S. captives.

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Sri Lankan Editor, Wife Wounded in Knife Attack

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Assailants on motorbikes attacked and wounded a Sri Lankan newspaper editor and his wife as they drove to work Friday morning, authorities said, the latest in a string of assault on journalists in Sri Lanka.

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Bahamas Police Investigate Travolta Extortion Plot

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Police in the Bahamas have detained an island lawmaker and a paramedic in an alleged plot to extort money from actor John Travolta. Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames says Sen. Pleasant Bridgewater has been held since Thursday in the case.

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Blagojevich: I'm The Victim of Plot to Raise Taxes

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich launched a full-out media blitz just days before the start of an impeachment trial that could lead to his removal, portraying himself as the victim of vengeful lawmakers eager to toss him out of office so they can raise taxes. "The heart and soul of this has been a struggle of me against the system," Blagojevich said at a news conference Friday.

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Study: Western Forests Dying at Increasing Rate

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Trees in old growth forests across the West are dying at a small, but increasing rate that scientists conclude is probably caused by longer and hotter summers from a changing climate.

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