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Mudslide Death Toll In Sicily At 21

Posted: 10/03/2009 - ROME, Italy (CNN) — The death toll from the mudslides on the Italian island of Sicily now stands at 21, the head of Italian Civil Protection said Saturday.

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Dozens Of Flights From UK Delayed

Posted: 10/03/2009 - (CNN) — Dozens of trans-Atlantic flights from the United Kingdom have been delayed after a glitch in an air traffic control system in Scotland, officials said Saturday.

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Head Of Nuclear Watchdog To Visit Iran

Posted: 10/03/2009 - TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — The head of a nuclear watchdog agency is traveling to Iran this weekend to discuss the country’s recently revealed uranium enrichment facility, a spokesman said Saturday.

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Typhoon Parma Slams Into Philippines Coastline

Posted: 10/03/2009 - ISABELA PROVINCE, Philippines, (CNN) — Typhoon Parma slammed into the already storm-battered Philippines on Saturday afternoon, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes for safer shelter.

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Government officials say 535 killed in Indonesia quakes

Posted: 10/03/2009 - PADANG, Indonesia (CNN) — As many as 4,000 people could be buried under the rubble in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Indonesia, United Nations officials said Saturday.

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Government, Indigenous Groups At Odds Over Fatal Protest In Ecuador

Posted: 10/02/2009 - QUITO, Ecuador (CNN) -- On the edge of Ecuador's Amazon Basin, the Upano River gives life to a vibrant agricultural sector that keeps the economy of the southeastern city of Macas beating. Bananas, papayas and coffee are some of the foods farmed by the largely indigenous population.

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Rio's Victory Is A Victory For Lula, Too

Posted: 10/02/2009 - (CNN) -- The 63-year-old bearded fireplug of a man erupted in tears, pulled a white handkerchief from his back pocket, carefully unfolded it and pressed it into his eyes, pulled it away, pressed it again to his eyes, this time with more force, pulled it away again just long enough to take a sip of water, then rubbed them again.

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Even In Time of War, 'Pork' Still Reigns

Posted: 10/02/2009 - President Obama campaigned on a vow to end wasteful spending, but even in a time of war and record deficits, pork still reigns on Capitol Hill.

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German Police Arrest Man On Terror Charges

Posted: 10/02/2009 - Authorities arrested the man "on suspicion of spreading al Qaeda propaganda online and for procuring materials which could be used to make a bomb," prosecutors said Friday in a written statement.

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Israel Receives Video Of Kidnapped Soldier

Posted: 10/02/2009 - A "proof-of-life" videotape of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit aired Friday in which he says he feels "well." The video shows Shalit sitting in a chair, reading a newspaper dated September 14, 2009.

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Michelle Obama Steals The Show In Copenhagen

Posted: 10/02/2009 - After flying through the night for seven hours aboard Air Force One, nobody would blame President Obama for being at least slightly groggy when he arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a quick four hours to make the final pitch for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics.

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Gates Leaning Toward More Troops For Afghanistan

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates is leaning toward the view that a significant number of additional combat forces will needed for the war in Afghanistan, sources told CNN Thursday.

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Oldest Human Skeleton Offers New Clues To Evolution

Posted: 10/01/2009 - (CNN) -- The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.

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Searchers Comb Curacao For Missing U.S. Diplomat

Posted: 10/01/2009 - (CNN) -- Searchers combed the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for traces of a U.S. diplomat missing for nearly a week, a State Department spokesman told CNN Thursday.

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EU Official: Iran To Invite Nuclear Inspectors 'Soon'

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Iran says it plans to cooperate "fully" with the U.N. nuclear agency and will invite representatives of the body to visit its newly revealed uranium enrichment facility "soon," said Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief.

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Dispute Threatens Romanian Government

Posted: 10/01/2009 - (CNN) -- Social Democratic Party ministers walked out of Romania's coalition government Thursday, the party said, threatening to leave the country without effective leadership.

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U.S., Iran Hold 'Face To Face' Nuke Talks

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Two "senior officials" from the United States and Iran "had a meeting on the margins" of the Geneva talks on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. spokesman Robert Wood told CNN on Thursday.

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Obama's High-Stakes Olympic Gamble

Posted: 10/01/2009 - If there was any question about whether President Obama would do anything to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016, he's put those doubts to rest.

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