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Palestinian Authority Moves Toward Building Blocks Of A State

Posted: 11/15/2009 - The Palestinian Authority is moving forward to build the institutions needed to manage an independent Palestinian state even as peace talks with Israel remain at a standstill, its prime minister said at a news conference Sunday.

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State-Run Media: Heavy Snow In China Kills 21

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Heavy snow in northern and central China has killed 21 people since Monday, the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs said Friday, according to state-run media.

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Obama Pledges To Strengthen Asia Pacific Ties

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Touting himself as America's "first Pacific president," Barack Obama called on his own connections with Asia Saturday as he pledged a renewed engagement with Asia Pacific nations based on "an enduring and revitalized alliance between the United States and Japan."

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Powerful Explosions Rip Russian Army Ammo Depot

Posted: 11/13/2009 - A series of powerful blasts ignited a fire Friday at a Russian army munitions depot in the outskirts of Ulyanovsk, a city about 900 kilometers (560 miles) east of Moscow, Russian media reported.

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Mexico Witchcraft Slaying

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Mexican authorities have arrested a 78-year-old man on charges he killed a woman he believed was a witch who had put a spell on him.

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Witchcraft Slaying

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Mexican authorities have arrested a 78-year-old man on charges he killed a woman he believed was a witch who had put a spell on him.

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Kabul Car Bomb Outside U.S. Base Injures 20+

Posted: 11/13/2009 - A car bomb detonated Friday morning outside a U.S. military base in Kabul, wounding more than 20 NATO soldiers, civilian contractors, and Afghans, according to NATO.

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'Let's Talk About Divorce' In Egypt

Posted: 11/11/2009 - A growing number of Egyptian women are demanding a divorce and seeking counsel for their marriages, as the social stigma against it weakens and talking about relationship problems becomes more popular in the media.

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Power Restored In Brazil After Blackouts

Posted: 11/11/2009 - Electricity returned early Wednesday to a large swath of central and southern Brazil that was plunged into darkness when power from a major hydroelectric dam was lost.

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Electric Power Restored In Brazil

Posted: 11/11/2009 - Electricity returned Wednesday to a large swath of central and southern Brazil that was plunged into darkness when power from a major hydroelectric dam was lost.

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Brown Dogged By String Of Afghan Complaints

Posted: 11/10/2009 - He's been criticized over equipment shortages for British troops in Afghanistan, not bowing at a war memorial, and badly misspelling a condolence letter to a soldier's grieving mother -- all of which led one columnist to ask Tuesday, "Can't Gordon Brown do anything right?"

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Father Gives Up Court Battle To Keep Baby Alive

Updated: 11/10/2009 - The father of a baby born with a severe birth defect has agreed to let the child die, ending a British court battle against the baby's mother, the judge in the case announced Tuesday.

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Pakistan Rejects Unsecured Nukes Report

Posted: 11/09/2009 - Pakistan angrily defended the security of its nuclear arsenal Sunday after a U.S. magazine reported that the Obama administration wants Pakistan to let Washington help secure its weapons in a crisis.

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Man Attends Own Funeral After Mix-Up Over Body's ID

Posted: 11/09/2009 - The sight of Ademir Jorge Goncalves alive shocked relatives, some of whom tried to jump out of the windows of the funeral home in southern Brazil. On the holiday known as the Day of the Dead, a Brazilian bricklayer walked into his own funeral.

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Obama, Netanyahu To Meet Monday, White House Says

Posted: 11/08/2009 - President Obama will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Monday evening after a rough stretch in U.S. efforts to settle the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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2 U.S. Soldiers Missing In Afghanistan

Posted: 11/07/2009 - Two American paratroopers went missing on Wednesday during a "routine resupply mission in western Afghanistan," the NATO-led force in the country said Friday.

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