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U.S. Report: Chavez Moving To Silence Media Critics

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The recent closure of 32 privately owned radio stations and a proposed law to punish "media crimes" are signs that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is moving to quash criticism of his government, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report.

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UFO 'Appeared Above Jazz Stage At Glastonbury'

Posted: 08/18/2009 - An alien with a lemon-shaped head and a jazz-themed encounter with a UFO at the Glastonbury Festival are among hundreds of UFO sightings detailed in the latest batch of documents released Monday by the UK's Ministry of Defence.

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Yettaw's Actions In Myanmar 'Regrettable'

Posted: 08/16/2009 - An American sentenced to seven years hard labor in Myanmar after he sneaked into the home of detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived in Thailand on Sunday with the U.S. senator who secured his release.

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More Iran Election Protesters Go On Trial

Posted: 08/16/2009 - The mass trial of a third round of detainees arrested in the aftermath of Iran's disputed presidential election began on Sunday.

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Marines Continue Afghan Battle

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Fierce battles rage on in a key town where the power of the Taliban is concentrated.

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Prince Charles to Hit the Commercial Circuit?

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Sales are way down from his own line of organic food products, forcing the royal family to think about turning the future king into a sales pitch artist.

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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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