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Protected Witness Killed In Mexico City

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Edgar Bayardo del Villar, 42, who was arrested during his tenure in the police force for alleged links to the Sinaloa drug cartel, was shot in daylight in a coffee shop.

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Dubai Cast Adrift As Credibility Crumbles

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Whether knowingly or not, Dubai, a city state built with grandiose long-term plans financed by piles of short-term debt, has cut off a crucial lifeline that may have helped it navigate the storm that threatens to engulf it.

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Murder Charges Filed In Philippines

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Philippine authorities charged a mayor and a group of unidentified suspects with 25 counts of murder Tuesday in the slaying of dozens of unarmed people, a court spokesman said.

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Bank Of Japan Loans Target Deflation

Posted: 12/01/2009 - The Bank of Japan will allocate 10 trillion yen ($115 billion) into short-term, low-interest loans to stem deflation and bring down the value of the yen, the bank announced on Tuesday.

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Clinton Says Civilian Effort Also Key Part Of Successful

Posted: 12/01/2009 - As President Barack Obama prepared to explain his military strategy for Afghanistan Tuesday, his secretary of state said U.S. civilian efforts are just as critical to successfully getting that country back on its feet.

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Philippines Massacre

Posted: 12/01/2009 - Philippine authorities charged a mayor and a group of unidentified suspects with 25 counts of murder Tuesday in the slaying of dozens of unarmed people, a court spokesman said.

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Argentina Gay Wedding

Posted: 12/01/2009 - The first gay marriage in Latin America, to be held in Argentina, appeared derailed Monday after a judge filed an injunction to stop the union until the issue can be reviewed further.

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Afghan Bomb

Posted: 12/01/2009 - One civilian was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday when after a bomb exploded outside a mosque in Uruzgan province in southern Afghanistan, local police said.

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Pakistan Attack

Posted: 12/01/2009 - A suicide attacker killed a provincial lawmaker who was an outspoken critic of the Taliban on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan, a senior government official said.

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Israel Jerusalem

Posted: 12/01/2009 - The Israeli government reacted strongly Tuesday to a report that the European Union is planning on officially calling for the division of Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israelis.

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Iran Yacht Britons

Posted: 12/01/2009 - The Iranian government expects to release in a "matter of hours" five British sailors detained last week after they were found in Iranian waters, an informed source told the Farda news network Tuesday.

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18 Still Missing After Russia Train Derailment

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Eighteen people were still missing Sunday, according to Russian news agencies and state television, more than a day after a train derailment killed 26 people in what authorities call an "act of terror."

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2nd German Official Quits Over Afghan Airstrike

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Former German Defense Minister and current Labor Minister Franz Josef Jung has resigned over a fatal Afghan airstrike ordered by German forces, the Labor Ministry said Friday.

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Report: Scores Of Albinos In Hiding After Attacks

Posted: 11/30/2009 - As many as 10,000 albinos are in hiding in east Africa over fears that they will be dismembered and their body parts sold to witchdoctors, the Red Cross said in a recent report.

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A Bridge To Safety Unveiled For Hajj Stoning Ritual

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Chanting "Allahu Akbar" -- God is Greater than any -- more than 2 million pilgrims crossed new pedestrian bridges Saturday to perform one of the last rituals of the Hajj season.

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Demjanjuk 'Was Victim,' Nazi Atrocity Trial Told

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Alleged Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk had no choice but to bring Jews to their deaths in extermination camps, Demjanjuk's defense argued Monday as his long-awaited trial got under way.

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Swiss Vote To Ban Minaret Construction

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Swiss voters on Sunday adopted a referendum banning the construction of minarets, seen by some on the far right as a sign of encroaching Islamism.

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Alcohol Takes Its Toll On Russians' Health

Posted: 11/30/2009 - In Russia, where the government has designated alcoholism a "national disaster," men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years -- one of the lowest in Europe.

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