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Lebanon Suicides

Posted: 12/02/2009 - A recent spate of suicides by foreign maids in Lebanon is prompting outrage among human rights groups, who say the government is doing too little to protect migrant domestic workers from severe abuse.

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Afghanistan Troops

Posted: 12/02/2009 - The non-U.S. members of NATO intend to commit at least 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan along with the American buildup just announced, the alliance's top civilian leader said Wednesday.

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Afghanistan McChrystal

Posted: 12/02/2009 - A day after President Barack Obama announced his decision to send 30,000 more U.S. service members to Afghanistan, the top U.S. general here talked optimistically about the road ahead to an audience of troops.

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Families 'Elated' As Iran Frees British Yachtsmen

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Relatives of five British sailors detained after their racing yacht strayed into Iranian waters expressed their relief Wednesday after it was announced the crew was being freed and returned to international waters.

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G20 Needs To 'Quadruple' Emissions Cuts

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Developed countries need to quadruple their efforts to cut carbon emissions in the next ten years or risk a dangerous rise in global temperatures by 2050, according to new report.

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Model's Death Highlights Plastic Surgery Risks

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Following the death of a former Miss Argentina after complications arising from plastic surgery, questions are being raised about the risks of cosmetic surgery.

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Key Points Of Obama's Strategy For Afghanistan

Posted: 12/02/2009 - President Obama said Tuesday his strategy in Afghanistan will have three objectives: deny al Qaeda a safe haven, reverse the Taliban's momentum and strengthen Afghanistan's security forces and government.

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Doha's Treasure Trove Of Islamic History

Posted: 12/02/2009 - Through time the art and architecture of the Islamic world has defined a civilization that once extended from Cordoba in Spain to the Mogul empire in China and India.

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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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