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Airlines stay clear of North Korea after threat

Updated: 03/06/2009 - South Korean and foreign airlines rerouted their flights away from North Korean airspace Friday after the North threatened passenger planes amid heightened tensions on the divided peninsula, officials said.

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Mugabe at hospital where Zimbabwe premier taken

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has arrived at the hospital in the capital where Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was taken after being injured in a car crash.

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Iran, Hamas defend wanted Sudanese president

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Iran and the Palestinian militant group Hamas showed their support for Sudan's president Friday, sending top officials to the Sudanese capital and denouncing the international warrant for his arrest on charges of war crimes in Darfur.

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AP count: Iraqi deaths hover near lowest level

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Casualties among Iraqi civilians and security forces last month hit their second-lowest level in nearly four years with 283 deaths linked to war-related violence, according to an Associated Press tally.

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US commanders hone battlefield diplomacy in Iraq

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Sheik Sabah Mutasher appreciated the U.S. Army's efforts to build a school for his tribe. But he didn't embrace the American mission until Col. Walt Piatt showed up in a dusty pickup truck for a spur-of-the-moment courtesy call.

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Baker, Hamilton endorse Iraq plan

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Foreign policy gurus Lee Hamilton and James A. Baker III said Thursday they support President Barack Obama's 19-month timetable in Iraq and, if asked, would advise Obama to limit the nation's goals in Afghanistan.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,255

Updated: 03/06/2009 - As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, at least 4,255 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Leaving Iraq: Shift to south, exit through desert

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The U.S. military map in Iraq in early 2010: Marines are leaving the western desert, Army units are in the former British zone in the south and the overall mission is coalescing around air and logistics hubs in central and northern Iraq.

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Falling oil prices stymie Iraq's security spending

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Falling oil prices will force Iraq to cut back on military spending, leaving questions about whether it can handle tasks such as protecting oil platforms in the Gulf once the American pullout is complete, a top U.S. commander said.

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AP count: Iraqi deaths hover near lowest level

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Casualties among Iraqi civilians and security forces last month hit their second-lowest level in nearly four years with 283 deaths linked to war-related violence, according to an Associated Press tally.

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US commanders hone battlefield diplomacy in Iraq

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Sheik Sabah Mutasher appreciated the U.S. Army's efforts to build a school for his tribe. But he didn't embrace the American mission until Col. Walt Piatt showed up in a dusty pickup truck for a spur-of-the-moment courtesy call.

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Baker, Hamilton endorse Iraq plan

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Foreign policy gurus Lee Hamilton and James A. Baker III said Thursday they support President Barack Obama's 19-month timetable in Iraq and, if asked, would advise Obama to limit the nation's goals in Afghanistan.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,255

Updated: 03/06/2009 - As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, at least 4,255 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Cleveland man sought in deaths of 2 women, 3 kids

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Police in Cleveland say they are using tactical teams to search for the newlywed who is suspected of killing his wife, his sister-in-law and her three young children.

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Clinton raises hope of US-Russian missile deal

Updated: 03/06/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton raised the hope of U.S.-Russian cooperation on missile defense Friday on her way to discussions with her Russian counterpart, with a goal of repairing the two nations' relations.

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