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Nigeria bans teething drug after 25 children die

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Teething formula tainted with a toxic thickening agent has killed 25 children in Nigeria, prompting regulators to yank it from shelves and shut down its manufacturer, officials said Wednesday.

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Afghan leader complains US, NATO aren't succeeding

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Afghanistan's president sharply critiqued the seven-year Afghan war Wednesday, complaining that U.S. and NATO troops haven't made life better. The criticism came a day after he accused foreign forces of undermining him with a "parallel government" in the countryside.

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Official: Sunken 'pirate' ship was Thai boat

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The pirate "mother ship" sunk last week by the Indian navy was actually a Thai fishing trawler seized hours earlier by pirates, a maritime agency said Wednesday. The Indian navy defended its actions, saying it fired in self-defense.

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Becoming a Bounty Hunter

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The life of a bounty hunter is daring especially when it is your own money at stake.

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Bin Laden's ex-driver home in Yemen after Gitmo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Osama bin Laden's former driver returned home to Yemen Wednesday to serve out his remaining prison sentence after the U.S. released him from Guantanamo Bay, American and Yemeni officials said.

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UN investigating possible war crimes in Congo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - U.N. officials have opened investigations into whether war crimes have been committed in eastern Congo, saying they have alarming evidence of targeted killings and possibly massacres of civilians.

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Iraqi factions haggle ahead of US pact vote

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Iraq delayed until Thursday a crucial vote in parliament on a pact that would keep U.S. troops in Iraq through 2011 after lawmakers, many of them Sunni Arabs, demanded concessions from the Shiite-led government in return for supporting the deal.

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Raul Castro to Sean Penn: he'd meet Obama at Gitmo

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Cuban President Raul Castro said in an interview released Wednesday that he would like to meet President-elect Barack Obama on "neutral ground" - and he suggested the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay.

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SUV hits kids outside suburban Los Angeles school

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A sport utility vehicle has struck and injured several people - including at least two children - outside a suburban Los Angeles elementary school. One is listed as critically injured

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Reno cops identify suspect in student killing case

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Police in Reno, Nev., have released the identity of a suspect in the January kidnapping and slaying of a 19-year-old college student who was abducted as she slept on a friend's couch.

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Researchers: 139 WWII Marines entombed on atoll

Updated: 11/26/2008 - A Florida man's quest to find hundreds of U.S. Marines buried anonymously after one of World War II's bloodiest battles could lead to the largest identification of American war dead in history.

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Economy keeps more Americans home for Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Scott Fuchs will spend Thanksgiving with his family in Florida like he's done for 20 years or so. But like thousands of other Americans, his brother is staying home - travel isn't possible after he was laid off from his job in Maryland.

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Former 1st lady Barbara Bush has surgery for ulcer

Updated: 11/26/2008 - Former first lady Barbara Bush was resting and in good spirits in a Houston hospital Wednesday morning following surgery for a perforated ulcer, a family spokesman said.

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