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Inquiry For Air France Crash Going Broke

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Investigators looking for the Air France plane that disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean in June still cannot explain the crash and need more money and resources to search for the aircraft's data recorders, the man leading the probe said Monday.

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Putin Slams West Before WWII Anniversary

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Russia's prime minister on Monday condemned Moscow's 1939 treaty with Berlin that carved up Europe, as well as a British and French pact with the Nazis, in remarks published before the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II.

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In Taiwan, Dalai Lama Disputes China's Claims

Posted: 08/31/2009 - The Dalai Lama -- on a visit to Taiwan that includes prayers for recent typhoon victims -- has rebutted China's claims that he is there for political reasons.

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Challenges Ahead For Japan's New Ruling Party

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Now comes the hard part. Handed a sweeping mandate for change, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) begins the formidable task of delivering on a laundry list of promises intended to lift the country after its worst recession since World War II.

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Japan's New Ruling Coalition Rushes To Fill Cabinet

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Japan's newly empowered leader Yukio Hatoyama rushed on Monday to select Cabinet ministers and start making good on promises to revive the world's second-largest economy after his party's historic trouncing of the ruling conservatives.

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Colombian President Has H1N1 Virus

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is infected with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, his spokesman told CNN en Espanol on Sunday.

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Uruguay Lawmakers Vote For Same-Sex Adoptions

Updated: 08/31/2009 - The lower house of Uruguay’s Congress on Thursday passed a bill to allow same-sex couples to adopt children, paving the way for the country to become the first in Latin America to provide such rights.

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Semenya Given Rousing South African Reception

Posted: 08/31/2009 - New 800 meters world champion Caster Semenya has arrived back in South Africa to fresh controversy over levels of testosterone in her body three times higher than normal for women.

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Nigeria Hails Rebel Amnesty Amid 'Charade' Claim

Updated: 08/31/2009 - The crowd of young men gathered around as police officers unloaded a small arsenal from the bed of a truck: buckets of bullets, boxes and boxes of machine guns and rocket launchers.

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Baby Born With Heart Outside His Chest

Posted: 08/31/2009 - A newborn baby boy with a heart protruding from his chest is set to undergo a complex surgery in New Delhi, India doctors said Monday.

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Apple Scores Deal To Sell iPhones In China

Posted: 08/28/2009 - China Unicom Ltd. announced a deal Friday with Apple Inc. to sell iPhones in mainland China, the world's most populous mobile phone market.

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Al Qaeda Video Calls On Muslims To Support Militants

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Al Qaeda's second-in-command called on Pakistanis to back Islamic militants in the country's tribal areas against what he called an ongoing assault by American "crusaders" and the Pakistani army.

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Dutch Court Halts Girl’s Solo Sailing Plans

Posted: 08/28/2009 - A Dutch court intervened Friday to stop a 13-year-old girl from attempting to sail around the world by herself, stripping her parents of sole custody.

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Germany Arrests Man In Plot To Attack U.S. Targets

Posted: 08/28/2009 - German federal prosecutors said Friday they have arrested a man suspected of helping a terrorist cell that allegedly plotted attacks against U.S. troops in Germany.

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14 Cancer Surgeries In 4 Hours To Get World Record

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Health authorities in southern India have ordered an inquiry into reports that a government hospital carried out 14 breast-cancer surgeries in less than four hours in a bid for a Guinness World Record.

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Harley Davidson To Sell Bikes In India

Updated: 08/27/2009 - Harley-Davidson Inc. said Thursday it will begin selling motorcycles next year in India, the world's second-largest motorcycle market, where the company hopes its iconic, heavyweight bikes will find a niche among the country's rising middle class.

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Madonna Booed In Bucharest

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Thousands of fans have booed pop star Madonna after she spoke out against the discrimination of Gypsies in eastern Europe during one of her concerts.

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Analysis: Distrust Debunks Lockerbie Deal Theories

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Defending his controversial decision at an emergency session of the Scottish Parliament Monday, Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill argued that it was a case of "Do as you would wish to be done by."

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Indian Jet Intercepts Air France Flight

Posted: 08/27/2009 - India scrambled a fighter jet Thursday to intercept an Air France plane after the aircraft failed to identify itself correctly as it entered Indian airspace near Pakistan, the defense ministry said.

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China Opposes Dalai Lama Visit To Taiwan, Official Says

Updated: 08/27/2009 - China “resolutely opposes” a planned trip by the Dalai Lama to Taiwan, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Thursday, hours after Taiwan’s president announced the visit.

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