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UK Police Settle Over De Menezes Shooting

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Police in London have reached a settlement with the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, whom officers shot dead in 2005, mistaking him for a suicide bomber.

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21 Abducted, Killed In 'Gruesome Massacre' In Philippines

Posted: 11/23/2009 - Gunmen killed at least 21 people, a dozen journalists reported among them, in the Philippines on Monday in what a presidential adviser called the most "gruesome massacre of civilians" in recent history.

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Police Targeted In N. Ireland Bomb Attack

Posted: 11/22/2009 - A car carrying a 400-pound bomb was driven through barriers at the Policing Board headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, police said Sunday.

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Jail Term For Ex-Iranian Vice President

Posted: 11/22/2009 - A former Iranian vice president was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in post-election violence, but will remain free on bail while his case is appealed, the semi-official Iranian Student's News Agency reported.

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Saving Orangutans Before Extinction In Sumatra

Posted: 11/22/2009 - A loud crack echoes throughout the canopy as two young orangutans come tumbling down, grasping at branches along the way to break their fall. They recover and sheepishly scamper back up.

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Pakistani Military Kills 29 Militants

Posted: 11/22/2009 - Pakistani troops killed at least 29 militants in clashes and air strikes in the tribal regions along the border with Afghanistan, military officials told CNN.

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Praise For Policeman Killed In UK Floods

Posted: 11/21/2009 - Forecasters predicted more rain for England's flood-ravaged northwest region Saturday, but said the risk of more flooding was smaller than in recent days and river levels were dropping.

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China Mine Blast Death Toll Hits 87

Posted: 11/21/2009 - The death toll from an explosion at a northeastern China coal mine rose to 87 early Sunday, state-run media reported.

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Praise for Policeman Killed in UK Floods

Posted: 11/21/2009 - Forecasters predicted more rain for England's flood-ravaged northwest region Saturday, but said the risk of more flooding was smaller than in recent days and river levels were dropping.

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Large Hadron Collider Back Online

Posted: 11/21/2009 - "The LHC is back," the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced triumphantly Friday, as the world's largest particle accelerator resumed operation more than a year after an electrical failure shut it down.

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Baby Gorillas In Congo Getting A New Playpen: Paradise

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday.

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Crime Ring Sold Human Fat, Peru Says

Posted: 11/20/2009 - Peruvian authorities say they have arrested four members of a gang that specialized in selling to European labs fat obtained from dead humans.

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Baby Gorillas In Congo Getting A New Playpen: Paradise

Posted: 11/20/2009 - The only two baby mountain gorillas in captivity -- orphaned two years ago after their mothers were slain in massacres -- will soon be getting a lush, new playpen, Congo's wildlife authority announced Friday.

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Right-Wing Activists Attack India TV Station

Posted: 11/20/2009 - A band of right-wing activists ransacked an Indian television station in the country's financial hub of Mumbai in an assault their party said was an act of retaliation against the channel's "bias" against their veteran leader.

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10 Killed In Afghan Suicide Bombing

Posted: 11/19/2009 - Ten civilians were killed and 13 were wounded when a suicide attacker targeted a police vehicle, a spokesman for the Afghan Interior of Ministry said Thursday.

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Belgian PM Is First 'President Of Europe'

Posted: 11/19/2009 - European Union leaders named Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as the first "president of Europe" Thursday, edging out former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for a still-vaguely defined job.

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Afghanistan's Karzai Sworn In To 2nd Term

Posted: 11/19/2009 - Amid intense international pressure for reform, Afghan President Hamid Karzai vowed to tackle corruption and drug-trafficking in a speech delivered at his inaugural ceremony Thursday.

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Obama Wraps Up 4-Nation Tour Of Asia

Posted: 11/19/2009 - President Obama wrapped up an eight-day tour of Asia on Thursday, holding talks with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and speaking to American troops at Osan Air Base.

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