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Mexican State Postpones School Start Because Of Flu Fears

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Officials in Mexico's Chiapas state postponed classes Friday for more than 1 million students in an effort to avoid a resurgence of H1N1 flu, which has sickened thousands throughout Mexico this year.

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Jesse Jackson Expresses Optimism For Ivory Coast Election

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The Rev. Jesse Jackson ended a trip to the Ivory Coast on Friday, after he spoke to leaders from the nation's political parties and was honored as a prince by a tribe in the West African nation.

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Taiwan Typhoon Toll Could Triple As Entire Village Lies Buried

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Local authorities estimate scores of people were buried when a massive mudslide caused by Typhoon Morakot covered the village. As many as 200 people from Shiao Lin could be trapped under five stories of mud, said Wang Yuchi, a spokesman for President Ma Ying Jeou.

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Australian Quadriplegic Granted Right To Starve To Death

Posted: 08/14/2009 - An Australian high court ruled Friday that a quadriplegic man has the right to refuse food and water and can be allowed to die, a rare legal finding that some see as a major victory for right-to-die campaigners.

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Rumors, Mystery Surround Search For Cargo Ship

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The search for a missing Russian cargo ship was "developing quite dramatically" Friday, according to Russia's ambassador to NATO. But exactly what was developing was not made clear.

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At Least 20 Killed In Iraq Blast

Posted: 08/13/2009 - At least 20 people were killed and 30 wounded in a double suicide bombing Thursday in northern Iraq, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said.

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China: Filtering Software Will Not Be Required

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Individual computer users in China may choose whether to install a controversial content filtering system, but the system will be installed on computers in any public place, China's minister of Industry and Information Technology said Thursday.

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Typhoon Survivor Tells Story

Posted: 08/13/2009 - A survivor from the typhoon that devastated Taiwan told how she and her grandson were surrounded by rising water in their mountain village.

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Less Sex, More TV Idea Aired In India

Posted: 08/13/2009 - On World Population Day this year India's new health and welfare minister came out with an idea on how to tackle the population issue: Bring electricity to every Indian village so that people would watch television until late at night and therefore be too tired to make babies.

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Marines Launch New Offensive In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The first wave in a new offensive in Afghanistan killed seven enemy fighters, but U.S. Marines say they met with heavy Taliban resistance.

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Life on Mars? Not Likely..

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A rapid loss of methane gas means the red planet may be too hostile to support life. Here are some of the other reasons.

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Vienna Plans Michael Tribute

Posted: 08/12/2009 - With his London comeback concerts gone, organizers say a global tribute to the King of Pop will be held in six weeks.

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Man Arrested Over $65M Jewelry Heist

Posted: 08/12/2009 - London police have arrested a man in connection with a brazen daylight robbery of a jewelry store last week, they announced Wednesday.

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World Population Projected To Reach 7 Billion In 2011

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The world's population is forecast to hit 7 billion in 2011, the vast majority of its growth coming in developing and, in many cases, the poorest nations, a report released Wednesday said.

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Missing Cargo Ship

Posted: 08/12/2009 - An international search operation was underway Wednesday for a cargo ship which vanished after being involved in what is feared to be an unprecedented incident of piracy in European waters.

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Thousands In Need Of Emergency Shelter

Posted: 08/12/2009 - ShelterBox, international disaster relief organization and global Rotary club project, is responding to Typhoon Morakot after tens of thousands of people have been left stranded in the storm’s wake.

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Costa Rican Leader has Swine Flu

Posted: 08/11/2009 - At home with a fever and sore throat, the illness of Oscar Arias shows no one is immune from H1N1.

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String Of Bombings Shakes Iraq

Updated: 08/10/2009 - Two truck bombs blew up just seconds apart in Mosul, leaving a massive crater and reducing an entire neighborhood to piles of bricks and metal. The attack was one in a string of bombings that killed at least 45 people and injured hundreds of others.

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Clinton in Congo: "I'm Secretary of State, Not Bill"

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The State Department chief's temper flared up Monday when a student asked for an opinion on a huge Chinese loan. Here's how a mistake from the translator set off the diplomatic flap.

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