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Soldier Dies After Receiving Smoker's Lungs In Transplant

Posted: 10/12/2009 - LONDON, England (CNN) -- A leading British hospital has defended its practice of using organs donated by smokers after the death of a soldier who received the cancerous lungs of a heavy smoker.

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41 Dead in Pakistan Swat Valley Blast

Updated: 10/12/2009 - At least 41 people were killed and dozens wounded in a blast Monday at a security forces checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, authorities said.

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Abbas Defends Shelving Of Vote On U.N. Report

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday defended a controversial decision to defer action on a United Nations report accusing Israel and Hamas of war crimes.

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24 Dead In Iraqi Violence

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Iraqi authorities on Sunday closed all entrances into Ramadi and imposed a curfew after a series of car bombings killed at least 23 people and injured 77 others, according to Interior Ministry officials.

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McCain Warns Against ‘Error Of Historic Proportions’ In Afghanistan

Posted: 10/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) — Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said any added military deployment in Afghanistan less than the 40,000 troops reportedly requested by the top U.S. commander in that war-torn land “would be an error of historic proportions.”

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Ramadi, Iraq On High Alert After Series Of Car Bombs; 19 Dead

Posted: 10/11/2009 - BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi authorities on Sunday closed all entrances into Ramadi and imposed a curfew after a series of car bombings killed at least 19 people and injured more than 80 others, according to Interior Ministry officials.

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Report: Iran To Enrich Its Uranium If Talks Fail

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Iran will move to further enrich its uranium for a research reactor if it cannot obtain the fuel from overseas, semi-official state media reported Saturday.

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Car Bombs Kill 8 Police Officers In Iraq

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Two car bombs killed eight police officers and injured 50 other people Sunday afternoon in an attack on police headquarters in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, according to Interior Ministry officials.

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NATO Exercise Delayed, U.S. Says

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — The United States and its allies have indefinitely postponed a NATO exercise that was to start Monday in Turkey, U.S. officials said Sunday.

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Mexico Seizes Utility Company

Posted: 10/11/2009 - MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) — Hundreds of federal police officers seized control of a company that supplies power to four central states and the capital, Mexican state media reported Sunday.

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Boyzone Web Site: Singer Stephen Gately is dead

Posted: 10/11/2009 - (CNN) — Singer Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish band Boyzone, died Saturday while vacationing on the Spanish island of Majorca, the group’s Web site said Sunday.

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Armed Militants Hold Hostages At Pakistani Army HQ

Posted: 10/10/2009 - At least four gunmen were holding 10 to 15 people hostage inside army headquarters in Rawalpindi Saturday after an attack left at least 10 people dead, a top military spokesman said.

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Clinton Trip Comes Amid Debate On Afghanistan

Posted: 10/09/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks Friday on a six-day trip to Europe and Russia that comes at a crucial time in the Obama administration's decision-making on a strategy for Afghanistan.

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Feds: 100 In U.S. And Egypt Charged In ID Theft Ring Bust

Posted: 10/07/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) — One hundred U.S. and Egyptian suspects were indicted Wednesday in the smashing of an international identity theft ring authorities called one of the largest cybercrime cases ever brought.

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