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Site Reports Names of 72 Post-Election Victims

Posted: 09/04/2009 - The names of 72 people killed by government forces in post-election violence were posted on Norooz News' web site. The list more than doubles government estimates.

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New Weapon Against Jihad: Ping Pong

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Young men spray hoses in a car-washing contest and play pool. Children make paper crowns in an art class, while their parents have a picnic. Alongside the fun and games, Muslim clerics answer questions about jihad or give lectures about the proper dress for women.

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Muhammad Ali Visits Ancestral Home In Ireland

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali has visited the birth place of his ancestors in Ireland, prompting thousands of well-wishers to line the streets of the town.

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Commentary: Get Real About Afghanistan

Posted: 09/04/2009 - As someone who often takes a conservative stance on issues, I once again find myself in the curious position of defending President Obama to disillusioned critics within his own liberal base. And once again, I'm glad to do it.

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Japan Plans To Pay Families To Have Children

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Yoshiko Sato would love to give her only son a brother or a sister. But money struggles and Japan’s cost of living have pushed the mother to wait.

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Japan’s New First Lady Says She Can Eat The Sun

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Japan’s soon to be First Lady has been grabbing headlines and turning heads lately with bizarre statements such as she has been to Venus, she can eat the sun and that actor Tom Cruise was Japanese in a past life.

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Gunmen Massacre 17 at Mexico Rehab Center

Posted: 09/03/2009 - A violent day in the country's drug war is capped by the raid, and executions in the city across the border from El Paso, where 1,400 people have been killed this year.

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Violence Breaks Out In Gabon Following Election

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The son of Gabon's former president was declared the winner of the country's presidential elections on Thursday, sparking violent protests in some parts of the West African nation.

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Erika Barely Hanging On As Tropical Storm

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Erika could be downgraded to a tropical depression later Thursday morning, and approach the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico later in the day, forecasters said.

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Guerrillas In Peru Shoot Down Helicopter, Kill 2

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The helicopter was trying to evacuate three soldiers wounded in a rebel ambush Wednesday and was possibly hit by machine-gun fire, Defense Minister Rafael Rey was quoted as saying in the state-run Andina news agency.

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U.S. Embassy Investigating Private Guards' Conduct

Posted: 09/03/2009 - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said it is joining the inquiry into claims that some of its private security guards practiced hazing rituals, sexual activity and intimidation

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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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