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NATO Chief: We Must Succeed In Afghanistan

Posted: 09/23/2009 - NEW YORK (CNN) More resources and personnel are needed to train Afghan security forces so they can become "masters in their own house," NATO's secretary-general said Tuesday.

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Desperation Stalks Zimbabwe's White Farmers

Updated: 01/14/2010 - HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- A desperate Zimbabwean farmer fighting to hold onto his land -- a year after the country's political rivals pledged to govern jointly -- fears he will eventually lose to politics and violence.

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More than 400 demonstrators protest Ahmadinejad

Updated: 01/14/2010 - UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- More than 400 protesters marched Wednesday afternoon in front of the Iranian Mission to the U.N., chanting, "Hey, hey, ho, ho Ahmadinejad has to to go."

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Lifer In Prime Minister's Killing Ends Hunger Strike

Updated: 01/14/2010 - NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- A 43-year-old woman convicted in the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Wednesday ended her hunger strike after authorities agreed to review her demand for early release.

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Judge Endorses African Toxic Waste Dumping Settlement, Company Says

Updated: 01/14/2010 - LONDON, England (CNN) -- A London judge has endorsed a settlement potentially worth about $46 million in the case of toxic waste dumping in the West African country of Ivory Coast, the company at the center of the suit announced Wednesday.

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Obama Drops Demand That Israel Freeze Settlements

Posted: 09/23/2009 - Prodding Israel and the Palestinian Authority to restart talks aimed at a permanent resolution of their decades-old conflict, President Obama dropped a demand for an Israeli settlement freeze, U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

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Obama To Address Nuclear Non-proliferation At U.N.

Posted: 09/23/2009 - President Barack Obama will take the lectern Wednesday at the U.N. General Assembly, part of a fast and furious few days of diplomacy — and potential controversy — as he tackles a range of thorny international issues with his counterparts.

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Palin Speaks In Hong Kong — About Reaganomics, China, Tibet, Moose

Posted: 09/23/2009 - Sarah Palin touched on a host of topics — including Reaganomics, China and human rights, Tibet, the Asian and U.S. economies, family and moose in Alaska — as she delivered a speech to investors Wednesday in Hong Kong, according to audience members.

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Desperation Stalks Zimbabwe's White Farmers

Updated: 01/14/2010 - HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- A desperate Zimbabwean farmer fighting to hold onto his land -- a year after the country's political rivals pledged to govern jointly -- fears he will eventually lose to politics and violence.

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France Passes Tough New Anti-Piracy Measure

Posted: 09/22/2009 - French lawmakers passed a tough new measure to crack down on illegal downloading Tuesday. The legislation would impose fines of up to 300,000 euros — the equivalent of about $440,000 — as well as possible prison terms for the illegal download of films or music.

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House Leader Wants Commander Briefing On Afghanistan

Posted: 09/22/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House majority leader wants the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to brief Congress on his recommendations to revise U.S. military strategy in that volatile country.

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Leaders To Focus On Climate Change At Summit

Posted: 09/22/2009 - UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- World leaders converge Tuesday in New York to focus on climate change, with the clock ticking down toward a summit this year in Denmark, where a global climate change pact is to be signed.

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German Transit Bus Crashes Killing Five

Posted: 09/22/2009 - BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- Five people were killed and seven were injured Tuesday when a local transit bus crashed into a ravine in western Germany, police said.

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Palin To Give Speech In Hong Kong

Posted: 09/22/2009 - Former U.S. Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Hong Kong this week to address about 1,000 investors from around the globe in what is billed as her first speech outside North America.

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At Summit, Leaders To Focus On Climate Change

Posted: 09/22/2009 - World leaders converged Tuesday in New York to focus on climate change, with the clock ticking down toward a summit this year in Denmark, where a global climate change pact is to be signed.

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France Dismantles Migrant ‘Jungle’

Posted: 09/22/2009 - French authorities on Tuesday dismantled a makeshift camp dubbed “the Jungle,” which housed illegal migrants fleeing dangerous homelands to seek a more prosperous life in Europe.

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Death Toll Rises To 11 In Bhutan Quake

Posted: 09/22/2009 - The death toll from Monday’s 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Bhutan rose to 11, the country’s home minister said Tuesday.

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Latin American Drug Cartels Find Home In West Africa

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Colombian and Mexican drug cartels have jumped the Atlantic Ocean and expanded into West Africa, working closely with local criminal gangs to carve out a staging area for an assault on the lucrative European market.

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