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Obama: Guantanamo Closing Date Uncertain

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Weighing or delaying a closure of Gitmo by January, is frustrating critics already upset with the decision to send 9/11 defendants to New York for their trial.

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Obama Sending Envoy To North Korea On Nuclear Issue

Posted: 11/18/2009 - U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday that he will send envoy Stephen Bosworth to North Korea next month for bilateral talks on dismantling Pyongyang's nuclear program.

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Kenya Orphanage Takes In Elephant Babies

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Sala is one of scores of animals orphaned by drought, poaching and shrinking habitats, which have decimated wildlife across Kenya. The baby elephant was found wandering, alone and confused, after her mother died of starvation, her caretaker said

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Iran Rejects Key Part Of Nuclear Deal

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Iran will not send its partially enriched uranium abroad to be turned into material for medical research, its foreign minister said Wednesday, rejecting a key plank of a deal designed to ease international fears that Tehran aims to build nuclear weapons.

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Australia Issues 'Catastrophic' Fire Warning

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Authorities are asking residents in some some parts of south Australia to evacuate their homes as an impending heat wave prompted the nation to issue its first "catastrophic" brush fire warning.

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U.N. chief: Hunger kills 17,000 kids daily

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon laid out this sobering statistic as he kicked off a three-day summit on world food security Monday in Rome.

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Pirates Hijack Tanker Off Somali Coast

Posted: 11/18/2009 - Pirates off Somalia's coast have hijacked a chemical tanker with a North Korean crew, European naval forces reported.

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Germany Extends Afghanistan Mission

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The German Cabinet has decided to extend the country's mission in Afghanistan but won't approve more troops.

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U.S. Ship Fends Off Second Pirate Attack

Updated: 11/18/2009 - The U.S.-flagged cargo ship Maersk Alabama, which played a central role in a bloody hijacking drama last spring, was attacked again Wednesday.

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Americans See China As Economic Threat

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Americans are split over whether China represents a military threat to the United States -- but there is no doubt in the public's mind that the country poses an economic threat, according to a new national poll.

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Unearthing Mysteries Of Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Laura Feldman was kidnapped by the Argentine military on February 18, 1978. The 18-year-old was never seen by her family again, a victim of the ruthless regime that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. For 31 years, her sister Ana searched for answers -- and her remains.

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Are Chinese Exports Good For America?

Updated: 11/18/2009 - As President Obama completes his trip to China, it's a natural time to ask if trade with the greatest source of U.S. imports are a good thing or bad thing for the still battered U.S. economy

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Texas School Boy Killed In Mexico

Updated: 11/18/2009 - A 7-year-old boy from El Paso, Texas, was gunned down across the border in the violent city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told CNN Tuesday.

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Israel Approves Construction Plan For Units In Gilo

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Israel approved a construction plan Tuesday for hundreds of houses in a disputed neighborhood on Jerusalem's southern outskirts, quickly prompting criticism from Washington.

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Americans See China As Economic Threat

Posted: 11/17/2009 - Americans are split over whether China represents a military threat to the United States -- but there is no doubt in the public's mind that the country poses an economic threat, according to a new national poll.

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Informant Testifies On Barcelona Attack Plans

Posted: 11/16/2009 - A police informant testified in court on Monday that 11 suspected Islamic militants on trial allegedly planned to attack Barcelona's metro last year with suicide bombers, who were to include the informant himself.

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Peru Says It Will Detail Spy Case To Chile

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Peru will turn over to Chilean authorities all evidence into allegations that a Peruvian air force officer was spying for the neighboring country, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Monday.

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