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Japan Launches Largest Warship Since World War II

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Their 820-foot-long flattop is designed to carry 14 helicopters. Launch comes at a time of increased tensions with China, which is warning Japan against any military expansion.

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Americans Ordered Out Of Yemen, After Drone Strikes Kill Militants

Posted: 08/06/2013 - Sources say embers of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula are planning an attack. UK withdraws its staff from British embassy in Yemen, follows U.S. lead. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri tells operatives in Yemen to "do something."

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15-Ton "Fatberg" Blasted Out Of London Sewer

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Utility company Thames Water said it removed what it's calling the biggest "fatberg" ever recorded in Britain — a 15-ton blob of congealed fat and baby wipes the size of a bus lodged in a sewer drain.

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Two Canadian Boys Strangled By Runaway Python

Posted: 08/05/2013 - The two boys, ages 5 and 7, were found dead in Campbellton, New Brunswick. They had been sleeping over at an apartment above a reptile store. Police believe the snake escaped its enclosure there, got upstairs, and strangled the boys.

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State Department Issues Travel Alert For Americans Abroad

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The State Department issued a worldwide alert to U.S. citizens traveling abroad on Friday, warning that al Qaeda and its affiliates are planning terrorist attacks that may materialize before the end of August.

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Snowden in Second Day Of Freedom In Moscow

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Lawyer tells state-run Russia 24 that the country made a "humane" decision. WikiLeaks quotes Snowden thanking Russia and blasting Obama administration. Snowden met the Americans in Moscow online, his attorney says.

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7 Die In Cuba, After Drinking Poisoned Alcohol

Posted: 07/31/2013 - The seven victims died after drinking methyl alcohol. More than 40 people remain hospitalized, state media says. The toxic alcohol is commonly found in varnishes and antifreeze.

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Newborn Girl Weighs 13 Pounds

Updated: 07/31/2013 - One of the heaviest babies ever born in Germany was born last week at the University Hospital Leipzig.

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Driver Was On The Phone, When Spanish Train Derailed

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Phone call may have distracted train driver shortly before Wednesday's crash killed 79 people. Driver received call from railway staff minutes before crash, and the train was going 95 mph, court says; speed limit for bend is 49 mph.

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Stolen Stradivarius Found After Two Years

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Police discover the violin and 2 bows at a house in central England. They were stolen in late 2010 near a London train station. Two teens were sentenced for the theft two years ago.

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Pope Francis On Gays: "Who Am I To Judge?"

Updated: 07/29/2013 - "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Pop Francis responded to a question on a flight back from Brazil.

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Preliminary Israeli-Palestinian Talks On Tap

Posted: 07/29/2013 - Israeli and Palestinian teams headed to Washington Monday for preliminary talks on resuming formal negotiations after five years of stalemate.

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