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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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Alleged Nazi Camp Guard Had No Choice, Defense Argues

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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British Yacht's Crew Held In Iran, UK Says

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Five British nationals who were the crew of a racing yacht were detained by the Iranian Navy on November 25 and remain held in Iran, the British Foreign Office said Monday.

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Venezuela Closes 4 Banks Seized In Mid-November

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Venezuela closed the doors Monday to four banks the government seized earlier this month because of financial difficulties, Economic and Finance Minister Ali Rodriguez Araque announced in a televised statement.

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Brown Announces 500 More British Troops For Afghanistan

Posted: 11/30/2009 - The United Kingdom will send an additional 500 troops to Afghanistan in early December, bringing the British contingent there to more than 9,500, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced in the House of Commons on Monday.

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Swiss Vote To Ban Minaret Construction

Posted: 11/29/2009 - 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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18 Still Missing After Russia Train Derailment

Posted: 11/29/2009 - 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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3 Americans Killed in Shanghai Plane Crash

Posted: 11/28/2009 - Three American crew members died when a Zimbabwean cargo plane crashed early Saturday at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said.

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