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Mexico: Drug War Has Led To 26,121 Disappearances

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Mexico's new administration says an official count shows at least 26,121 people were reported missing during the term of former President Felipe Calderon, who launched the country's offensive against drug cartels.

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After One Month, American Couple Still Missing in Peru

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Jamie Neal and Garret Hand had been chronicling their trip on social media. They last posted in late January; family and friends have not been able to reach them since. Some areas they planned to visit are out of cell phone and Internet reach.

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Myanmar Hit By Severe Hotel Shortage

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Myanmar might be on the hot list of places to visit, but visitors should be wary of touching down in Yangon without a hotel reservation. The surge in visitor numbers in the last few years has vastly outstripped hotel room supply, and the city is struggling to meet demand.

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Egyptian Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 19 Foreign Visitors

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Conflicting reports emerge over company's safety record. A British passenger and the pilot are hospitalized. The balloon carried tourists from the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, France and Hungary. A gas explosion caused the balloon to fall about 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet).

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China And Economy To Lead Abe US Talks

Posted: 02/22/2013 - The last time Shinzo Abe was Japan's prime minister, from 2006 to 2007, he staked his job on a campaign to strengthen ties with the US. But as he heads to Washington for his first summit since retaking power, any expectations of American gratitude will have to be tempered by new and complex political realities.

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Islamists Still Making Gains In Syria

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Hard-line Islamist groups like the Nusra Front are becoming more popular in Syria. They're fighting the Syrian regime while providing social services for Syrian civilians. The United States blacklisted the Nusra Front in December, labeled it terrorist.

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3 Young Girls' Bodies Found In Well In New Delhi

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Bodies of the three girls aged 6, 9 and 11 are found at the bottom of a well. Police say initial medical reports suggest the girls were sexually assaulted. The girls' mother says police should have acted more quickly.

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Lead Investigator Booted In Pistorius Murder Case

Posted: 02/21/2013 - Pretoria Police replaced Hilton Botha after prosecutors reinstated murder charges against him. A hearing to decide whether the track star gets bail will resume Friday.

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Syrian Rebels Issue Warning To Hezbollah

Posted: 02/20/2013 - 163 deaths from Syrian violence reported, including 48 in one aerial raid near DamascusSyrian general, Lebanese former minister accused of plotting terror, moving explosives from Syria. The government blamed "terrorists" for an attack on a sports stadium.

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4 Killed, 7 Arrested In Security Operation After Bombing In Pakistan

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Four suspected militants were killed and seven arrested in Pakistan in a security forces operation targeting those responsible for a devastating weekend bombing on the outskirts of the city of Quetta that left scores dead, authorities said Tuesday.

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Focus On Islamist Militants As French Family Seized In Cameroon

Posted: 02/19/2013 - The abduction of a French family, including four children, in a remote part of Cameroon has fueled fears that Western civilians living and working in parts of Africa are becoming targets of Islamist militant groups -- especially in the wake of France's military intervention in Mali.

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Robbers Break Through, Steal $50 Million In Diamonds At Belgian Airport

Posted: 02/19/2013 - Thieves were dressed like police and threatened air crew at gunpoint, prosecutor says. Team of eight takes only three minutes to steal the rough and polished stones from a plane's cargo hold. They breached the periphery and sped off with their haul in 2 vehicles.

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Hayatou Rejects 'Prejudice' Against Africa

Posted: 02/18/2013 - (CNN) -- Africa is ready to host the Olympic Games for the first time despite "prejudice" against its capabilities, claims the continent's top soccer official.

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1,000 Injured in Russian Meteor Shower, With Calls For Vigilance

Posted: 02/15/2013 - A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia, exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left about 1,000 people hurt, authorities said. Described as once-in-100-years event, the meteor released a 300-kiloton blast.

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Meteorites Hit Russia, Injure 400

Updated: 02/15/2013 - Meteorites slam into Russia as a meteor was seen streaking through morning sky, injuring more than 400 people.

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Syrian Official: "We Have Already Won"

Posted: 02/14/2013 - Faisal al-Maqdad, a member of Bashar al-Assad's government, declares the rebellion has failed. The rebels' vow to take Damascus hasn't materialized, deputy foreign minister says. However, battles continue in the capital's southern suburbs.

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Pistorius Girlfriend Sent Valentine's Tweets Before Her Murder

Posted: 02/14/2013 - "What do you have up your sleeve for your love tomorrow?" the 29-year-old asked her thousands of followers on Twitter a day before. "Get excited." Olympic "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius is charged with Reeva Steenkamp's murder this morning.

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