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Soldiers Arrest Honduran President, Seize Palace

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Soldiers seized the national palace and sent President Manuel Zelaya into exile in Costa Rica early Sunday, hours before a highly disputed constitutional referendum. Zelaya called the action a coup and pledged to serve out the remaining five months of his term.

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NATO and Russia Resume Military Ties

Updated: 06/27/2009 - NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says the alliance and Russia have agreed to resume military ties after 10-month hiatus caused by the war between Russia and Georgia.

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Protestant Outlaws In NIreland Embrace Disarmament

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Northern Ireland achieved another important milestone in peacemaking Saturday as the territory's two major Protestant paramilitary groups announced their first acts of disarmament — and pledged that their decades of slaughtering Catholic civilians were over for good.

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35,000-Year Old Flute Found in Germany

Updated: 06/27/2009 - A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet discovered, archaeologists say,

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Search For Air France Recorders Likely To Go On

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Brazilian officials have called off the search for bodies and debris from the Air France Flight 447, but they do expect to spend at least two more weeks looking for the flight's black boxes.

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N. Korea Threatens To Shoot Down Japanese Spy Planes

Updated: 06/27/2009 - North Korea's air force says Japan's E-767 surveillance aircraft conducted an aerial espionage near a missile site on its northeast coast Wednesday and Thursday. Pyongyang is threatening to shoot down any Japanese planes that intrude into its airspace.

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Karzai Invites Taliban To Vote In Election

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai is calling on Taliban and other militants to ``vote for the president they want'' in Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.

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Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At Obama

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashes out at the U.S. and President Barack Obama.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Calls For Unity

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he's worried about deteriorating security after more than 250 people were killed in the week before a U.S. withdrawal from cities.

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G-8 Applauds US Shift In Afghanistan Drug Policy

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, says eradication programs are not working in Afghanistan and are only driving farmers into Taliban hands. Instead, the US will shift funding to assistance for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts.

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Mauritania President Gives Up Claim To Power

Updated: 06/27/2009 - More than 10 months after being overthrown in a military coup, Mauritania's first freely elected president has given up his claim to power and officially resigned.

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Obama Scoffs At Ahmadinejad's Demand For Apology

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Barack Obama's criticism of Iran escalated Friday into an unusually personal war of words. To Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's demand he apologize for meddling, Obama shot back that the regime should "think carefully" about answers owed to protesters it has arrested, bludgeoned and killed.

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Iranian Cleric: Some In Unrest Should Be Executed

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Iran's increasingly isolated opposition leader effectively ended his role in street protests, saying he'll seek permits for future rallies. A senior cleric demanded in a nationally broadcast sermon Friday that leaders of the unrest be punished harshly and that some are "worthy of execution."

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NKorea Vows Nuke Attack If Provoked By US

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Punching their fists into the air and shouting "Let's crush them!" some 100,000 North Koreans packed Pyongyang's main square Thursday for an anti-U.S. rally as the communist regime promised a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" for any American-led attack.

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PC Makers Race To Comply With China's Web Filter

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Days before a deadline abruptly imposed by China, computer makers are scrambling to comply with an order to supply Web-filtering software with PCs and worrying what it might do to their reputations.

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Iran Police Use Tear Gas, Clubs To Crush Protest

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A flood of security forces using tear gas and clubs quickly overwhelmed a small group of rock-throwing protesters near Iran's parliament Wednesday, and the country's supreme leader said the outcome of the disputed presidential election will stand — the latest signs of the government's growing confidence in quelling unrest on the streets.

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NKorea Threatens US As World Anticipates Missile

Updated: 06/24/2009 - North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.

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Rumors Swirl Of New Tehran Protests

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Opposition Leader's Web Site Says Demonstration Planned Outside Parliament, Despite Supreme Leader's Vow Not To Give In

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Supreme Leader Says Iran Won't Cede On Election

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Iran's supreme leader says the government won't give in to pressures over the disputed presidential election, effectively closing the door to compromise with the opposition.

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