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Turkey, Iraq and Syria Address Water Resources

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Turkish, Iraqi and Syrian ministers met in Ankara on Thursday to discuss water shortages in the legendary Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which run through all three countries.

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Russian Court Orders New Focus On Journalist's Killing

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The court instructed prosecutors to renew the inquiry into the 2006 murder of Anna Politkovskaya by combining the various probes into her death into one murder case, said Karina Moskalenko, attorney for the Politkovskaya family.

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17 Killed In Mexican Drug Rehab Center

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Gunmen shot and killed 17 patients and wounded six others in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico late Wednesday, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.

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Report: U.S. Sanctions Jeopardize Cubans' Health

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The U.S. trade embargo on Cuba is endangering the health of millions by limiting Cubans' access to medicine and medical technology, human rights group Amnesty International said Wednesday.

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Man Rescued After Falling From Cruise Ship

Posted: 09/03/2009 - A man was rescued Thursday after falling from a cruise ship and treading water off the coast of Florida for more than an hour, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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Indian Surgeons Put Baby’s Dangling Heart Into Body

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Indian government doctors Thursday eased the protruding heart of a 10-day-old baby boy back into his body in what they called a three-and-a-half-hours critical but successful surgery.

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17 Killed In Mexican Drug Rehab Center

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Gunmen shot and killed 17 patients and wounded six others in a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico late Wednesday, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.

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Death Toll Rises To 57 In Indonesia Earthquake

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Rain falling here Thursday afternoon hampered efforts of workers feverishly trying to rescue people trapped under a landslide triggered by a major earthquake.

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Taiwan's Former First Lady Sentenced

Posted: 09/02/2009 - A court in Taiwan has sentenced the island's former first lady to a year in prison for lying to prosecutors in her husband's corruption case.

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Indonesia Quake Toll Rises To 25, Agency Says

Posted: 09/02/2009 - The death toll from the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck Indonesia’s Java island Wednesday afternoon has risen to at least 25, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Coordination Agency.

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Indonesia Quake Toll Rises To 25, Agency Says

Posted: 09/02/2009 - The death toll from the 7.0-magnitude quake that struck Indonesia’s Java island Wednesday afternoon has risen to at least 25, according to Indonesia’s National Disaster Coordination Agency.

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Petition Seeks apology for Enigma code-breaker

Posted: 09/01/2009 - -- An online petition demanding a formal apology from the British government for its treatment of World War II code-breaker Alan Turing is gaining momentum.

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Environmentalists Stumble In Climate Fight

Posted: 08/31/2009 - The oil lobby was sponsoring rallies with free lunches, free concerts and speeches warning that a climate-change bill could ravage the U.S. economy.

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Many Women Didn't Vote In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/31/2009 - Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to participate in democracy, millions of Afghan women eagerly registered and then voted for a presidential candidate. In a few districts, female turnout was even higher than male turnout.

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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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