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Rocket, Not Santa, Blamed For Norway Spiral

Posted: 12/10/2009 - The Russian Defense Ministry has confirmed the Russian Navy launched a Bulava ballistic missile on the same day, but has declined to make any connection with the lights seen over Norway.

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Gates Arrives For Baghdad Visit

Posted: 12/10/2009 - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates arrived in Iraq on Thursday after ending a two-day trip to Afghanistan.

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Giant Iceberg Heading Towards Australia

Posted: 12/09/2009 - -- A massive iceberg -- more than twice the size of New York's Manhattan island -- is drifting slowly toward Australia, scientists said Wednesday.

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Sudan Rejects War Crimes Warrant For Leader

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Sudan will never comply with a warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hand over President Omar al-Bashir to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Sudan's ambassador to the United Nations told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

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Iraq Explosions

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Nearly 130 people were killed and more than 400 wounded early Tuesday when a string of five suicide car bombings hit government buildings, a neighborhood and a commercial district in Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said.

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Another 9-11 Plot

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The plot was chilling: Drive three rented vans, each filled with a ton of ammonium nitrate, into downtown Toronto, strategically place them in front of the stock exchange, Toronto's CN Tower and the headquarters of the Canadian security service, then use a single cell phone to set off them off.

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Sudan-Birth-of-a-Nation

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The children of this dusty village rarely see cars or trucks, but they fashion toy airplanes out of mud with paper propellers that turn in a hot, dry wind.

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Mexico Military Abuses

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The Mexican military has tortured and illegally killed citizens and committed other serious human rights violations as it battles the nation's drug cartels and organized crime groups, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

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UK Afghanistan

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Britain's Ministry of Defence named the 100th British serviceman killed in Afghanistan this year as Lance Cpl. Adam Paul Drane, 23.

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Iraq Election Date

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Iraq has finally set a date for elections -- seen as a critical step toward the withdrawal of U.S. troops -- Iraqi officials said Tuesday.

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Mexico Military Abuses

Posted: 12/09/2009 - The Mexican military has tortured and illegally killed citizens and committed other serious human rights violations as it battles the nation's drug cartels and organized crime groups, Amnesty International said in a report Tuesday.

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Sudan UN Ambassador

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Sudan will never comply with a warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hand over President Omar al-Bashir to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Sudan's ambassador to the United Nations told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

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Honduras Drug Chief Killed

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Unidentified gunmen killed Honduras' top anti-drug cop Tuesday, a Honduran national police spokesman told CNN.

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Cuba-US-Race

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A group of prominent African-Americans has challenged Cuba's race record, accusing the island nation of harassing its black citizens and cracking down on civil rights activists.

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Suzuki Volkswagen

Posted: 12/09/2009 - German auto giant Volkswagen is buying a a 20 percent stake in Japan's Suzuki Motor, in a deal worth $2.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday.

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Somalia Malnourished Children

Posted: 12/09/2009 - More and more mothers, clutching their rail-thin, malnourished children, are arriving at the already packed waiting rooms of the Doctor Without Borders clinics in central Somalia, the aid group says.

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Iraq Explosion

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A bomb hidden in a trash can exploded on a busy street in northeast Baghdad on Wednesday, killing two street sweepers and injuring seven other people, the Interior Ministry said.

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Obama Nobel Trip

Posted: 12/09/2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama -- fighting wars in two countries -- will arrive in Norway on Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

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Australia Giant Iceberg

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A massive iceberg -- more than twice the size of Manhattan -- is drifting slowly toward Australia, scientists said Wednesday.

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Indian Ocean Hijacking

Posted: 12/09/2009 - A Pakistani fishing vessel with 29 people on board has been hijacked in the Indian Ocean, authorities said Wednesday.

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Mideast Female Trafficking

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Trafficking and prostitution in Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza operate on a small-scale basis, rather than being part of a sophisticated and organized activity, the report found. But the two practices are also frequent and widespread -- and the women and girls involved have few means of escape.

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Harry Potter

Posted: 12/09/2009 - They might have been trained to ride flying broomsticks and mix potions but life after Hogwarts is still a riddle for the young magicians of the Harry Potter series.

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Pollution Fears Taint Sudan's Oil Promise

Posted: 12/08/2009 - With production levels of a half-million barrels of oil a day and rising, Sudan's oil should be a blessing for its people, but is it a curse?

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