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Japanese Politician Calls Wartime Sex Slaves 'Necessary'

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Japanese officials have distanced themselves from comments made by a prominent nationalist politician that suggested women forced to become prostitutes to entertain Japanese troops during World War II were "necessary."

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CIA Agent Arrested In Russia

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Russia's security services claimed Tuesday to have arrested a CIA agent in a blond wig posing as an employee of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow while he was allegedly trying to recruit a Russian secret service agent to work for the U.S.

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Arrests in Killing of Malcolm X's Grandson

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Two bartenders at a bar where Malcolm Shabazz had been drinking are arrested. Prosecutors say a fight ensued over an unpaid bar bill, and Shabazz was beaten. Police are looking at other potential suspects in the case.

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Somali President Defies Al-Shabaab By Venturing Into Mogadishu

Posted: 05/13/2013 - On his second day in office, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was targeted by the al-Qaeda linked militant group al-Shabaab, and even on this day, as we drive through town, we pass the still-smoking wreckage of the Somali Minister of Interior's convoy. A car filled with explosives drove into his flag car, detonating on impact.

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Syrian Rebels Release Kidnapped U.N. Peacekeepers

Posted: 05/13/2013 - Syrian rebels on Sunday released four Filipino U.N. peacekeepers they abducted last week in a dramatic incident that prompted warnings from the Philippines that the nation might pull out its contingent from the Golan Heights.

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Grandson of Malcolm X Killed in Mexico

Posted: 05/11/2013 - Malcolm Shabazz appeared to have been beaten, but had no wounds from other weapons after he was attacked on Thursday.

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Journalists' Sons Slain In Mexico

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Brothers Alfredo David Paramo, 20, and Alejandro Paramo, 21, were found dead early Saturday morning in the capital of the border state of Chihuahua. Authorities found 9mm bullet shell casings at the scene, the state-run Notimex news agency reported

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Old Poisoning case Grips Chinese Netizens Worldwide

Posted: 05/09/2013 - A cold case involving the poisoning of a college sophomore in Beijing almost two decades ago has captured the imagination of Chinese communities around the world, landing a petition on the White House website and igniting an emotional debate on the pursuit of justice in China.

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35 Dead In India Bus Crash, Police Say

Posted: 05/09/2013 - At least 35 passengers were killed and 22 others were injured Wednesday when a bus plunged into a river in a mountainous area of northern India, police said.

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Obama Admin. Reiterates Need For Assad To Go

Posted: 05/09/2013 - The White House said Wednesday that Syria's future cannot include President Bashar Assad, attempting to clarify the U.S. position a day after Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. and Russia would convene a conference soon to seek peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition.

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7 Die in Bangladesh Factory Fire

Posted: 05/08/2013 - A police officer and the factory owner were among those killed. An official for the company that owned the factory said victims suffocated. Wednesday's incident comes amid growing concern for workers in this key industry.

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What The Obama Administration Has Said About The Libya Attack

Posted: 05/08/2013 - Questions surrounding the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead will again be in the spotlight with hearings on Capitol Hill.

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President Assad Says Syria Able To Face Israel

Posted: 05/08/2013 - In his first response to Israel's weekend airstrikes, President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that Syria is capable of facing Israel, but stopped short of threatening retaliation for the strikes near the Syrian capital of Damascus.

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Dinosaur Bones Headed Home To Mongolia

Posted: 05/07/2013 - An international custody battle over a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton ended Monday with the fossil being repatriated to Mongolia after having been illegally smuggled, handed from owner to owner multiple times and sold at auction.

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North Korea Pulls Missiles From Launch Site

Updated: 05/06/2013 - The movement of missiles away from the launch site coincides with the end of U.S.-South Korea exercises and the beginning of the spring planting season in the North.

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Death Toll In Bangladesh Building Collapse Rises Above 650

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Workers at the site of the multi-story building collapse near the Bangladeshi capital on Monday kept up their grim task of removing severely decomposed bodies from the rubble as the death toll climbed above 650.

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