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Nelson Mandela Remains In Hospital, Condition "Unchanged"

Posted: 06/10/2013 - As family members visited South Africa's first black president in the hospital, the government announced - in only the second communication on Nelson Mandela since he was hospitalized on Saturday - that his condition was "unchanged."

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Same-Sex Marriage Protesters Delay French Open Final

Posted: 06/09/2013 - Several protesters, upset by recent legislation in France allowing for same-sex marriages, disrupted the French Open tennis final on Sunday between Rafael Nadal and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

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At Least 21 Killed By Floods In Central Europe

Posted: 06/09/2013 - Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in a region of eastern Germany where the Elbe river has flooded and burst through a dam, while swollen Danube was approaching Budapest where soldiers and volunteers are building flood walls, officials said Sunday.

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165 Migrant Kidnap Victims Freed In Mexico

Posted: 06/06/2013 - The migrants were held in squalid conditions. Most of the victims are Central American migrants. Mexico's Interior Ministry says they were held for weeks. Rights groups have said drug cartels target migrants in Mexico.

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At Least 119 People Perish In China Poultry Plant Fire

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Fire raged through a poultry plant in northeastern China early Monday, trapping workers inside a cluttered slaughterhouse and killing at least 119 people, reports and officials said.

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Russian Fighter Jets Head For Syria, Which Asks For More

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Russia will send 10 MiG-29 fighter jets, Russian state media reports NEW: A Syrian delegation in Moscow is pressing for more fighter jets NEW: 189 are reported dead nationwide, an opposition group says

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Why Did An American Mom Go To Syria?

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Family says Nicole Mansfield is the dead woman in images from Syria; U.S. hasn't confirmed it this weekend. Daughter: Mom Nicole converted to Islam years ago, then wanted to go to Syria.

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Train Mows Down Three Elephants In Eastern India

Posted: 05/31/2013 - A train speeding through a forested corridor in India's West Bengal killed three elephants and another is in a critical condition, a wildlife official said Friday.

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Will Mammoths Be Brought Back To Life? Liquid Blood Find Fuels Cloning Hopes

Posted: 05/30/2013 - Remember when woolly mammoths roamed the planet? No? Well don't worry if you missed the last ice age -- scientists have moved one step closer to possibly bringing the beasts back to life with the discovery of liquid blood in a well-preserved mammoth carcass in Siberia.

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Salvadoran Court Denies Abortion To Ill Woman

Posted: 05/30/2013 - The plea of a pregnant woman to be granted an abortion has gripped El Salvador for months: She wanted an abortion after doctors told her that her baby would not survive outside the womb and that her life was at risk.

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Despite Rampage, Afghan Village Supports U.S. Presence

Posted: 05/30/2013 - One of the most horrific attacks on civilians in Afghanistan happened in March of last year when 16 civilians were slaughtered. On Wednesday, an American soldier agreed to a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.

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Assad Said To Claim Syria Has Initial Russian Missiles

Updated: 05/30/2013 - Syria's president has told Lebanon's Hezbollah-owned TV station that Damascus has received the first shipment of Russian air defense missiles, according to remarks released Thursday.

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