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Group urges humane treatment of stray dogs in Iraq

Updated: 12/02/2008 - An animal rights group is urging Iraqi authorities to find better ways to eliminate stray dogs after 200 of them were killed in Baghdad this week by poisoned meat and rifles.

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Iraq's PM may be weakened by dealmaking over pact

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Parliament's approval of a security pact with the U.S. has propelled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into a position of strength unsurpassed among Iraqi political leaders since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Iraq's PM may be weakened by dealmaking over pact

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Parliament's approval of a security pact with the U.S. has propelled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki into a position of strength unsurpassed among Iraqi political leaders since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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US training Iraqis to defeat deadly roadside bombs

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Two Iraqi soldiers acting as insurgents hook up a cellular phone detonator to a 155mm artillery shell with a coiled red wire, bury the mock bomb in a pile of dirt next to a rusty electricity pole and then disappear down the street.

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Iraq, Iran swap remains of 1980-1988 war dead

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Iraq and Iran on Sunday exchanged the remains of 241 soldiers killed during an eight-year war between the two countries - the latest sign of increased cooperation between the neighboring nations that were fierce rivals under Saddam Hussein.

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NPR journalists' car bombed in Baghdad

Updated: 12/02/2008 - An American journalist for National Public Radio and three Iraqi colleagues escaped injury Sunday when a bomb attached to their car exploded as it was parked along a street in west Baghdad.

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Iran to back US-Iraq pact after referendum

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Iran's foreign ministry spokesman says his country will fully back the U.S.-Iraq security pact if it's approved by Iraqis in a referendum next summer.

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Stocks Open Higher after Big Drop

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Wall Street is bouncing back after Monday's big selloff, rising moderately as buyers wade back into the market in search of bargains.

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South Korea ends Iraq deployment, troops head home

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A South Korean general offered a wish for peace in Iraq on Monday as his troops ended a five-year reconstruction mission in the country - the latest departure from the dwindling U.S.-led coalition.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,207

Updated: 12/02/2008 - As of Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at least 4,207 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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'Chemical Ali' sentenced to death in Iraq

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A special Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin, "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid, to death Tuesday after convicting him of crimes against humanity for his part in crushing the 1991 Shiite uprising in southern Iraq.

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'Chemical Ali' Sentenced to Death in Iraq

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A special Iraqi court sentenced Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin, "Chemical Ali" Hassan al-Majid, to death Tuesday after convicting him of crimes against humanity.

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British Airways in Merger Talks with Qantas

Updated: 12/02/2008 - British Airways PLC said Tuesday it is in talks with Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd. about a potential merger, sending its shares soaring as it confirmed expectations of consolidation in the hard-hit aviation industry.

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Body-swap Illusion Tricks Mind in New Study

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Shaking hands with yourself is an amusing out-of-body experience. The illusion of having your stomach slashed with a kitchen knife, not so much.

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Sears Suffers 3Q Loss on Weak US, Kmart Sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Hefty charges and poor results at its U.S. stores led Sears Holdings Corp. to post a bigger-than-expected loss for the third quarter on Tuesday, and the struggling retailer withdrew its operating profit outlook because of the nation's recession.

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Recession-hit Automakers Brace for Grim US Sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Walloped by the recession, automakers' U.S. sales are plummeting as hard-to-get credit, job losses and other stresses make many Americans wary of taking on big-ticket financial commitments.

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Britney Spears Tops Yahoo Searches

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Britney Spears was the most popular search term on Yahoo for the fourth year in a row - her seventh time topping the list.

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Automakers to Submit Plans to Congress

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Detroit's automakers, making a second bid for $25 billion in funding, are presenting Congress with plans Tuesday to restructure their ailing companies.

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Stocks Point to Higher Open after Big Drop

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Wall Street headed toward a higher open Tuesday, following a now-familiar pattern of snapping back after a huge selloff. Investors, while looking for bargains, are focusing on the health of retailers and automakers.

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Dirty Teeth Reveal Ancient Diet

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Thanks to poor dental hygiene, researchers are getting a more detailed understanding of what people ate thousands of years ago in what is now Peru.

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Asthma Inhalers To Go 'Green' On Dec. 31

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Last warning: Asthma inhalers go "green" on Dec. 31, forcing patients still using the old-fashioned kind to make a pricey and even confusing switch.

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