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Red Cross Worker Among Afghan Bomb Victims

Posted: 08/26/2009 - A Red Cross worker was among the 43 people killed in a massive car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the aid organization said Wednesday.

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Taiwan Death Toll 'Higher Than Feared'

Posted: 08/26/2009 - A typhoon that struck Taiwan and China earlier this month killed more people in Taiwan than previous estimates, the government announced.

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Venezuela Prepares To Sever Ties With Colombia

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that he is preparing to break off diplomatic relations with Colombia over the neighboring country’s plan to allow American troops access to its military bases.

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Freaky News About Your Brain May Change Your Mind

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Space. Sound. Smell. Humans constantly process a slew of variables in their surroundings. According to new research, the wiring of the brain may be even more complex than we knew.

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What's A Planet? Debate Over Pluto Rages On

Posted: 08/25/2009 - It was three years ago Monday that the International Astronomical Union demoted Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet, a decision that made jaws drop around the world.

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Determining Runner's Sex May be "Impossible"

Posted: 08/24/2009 - An expert says the tests on Caster Semenya would be complicated and inconclusive; the running champion's backers call the probe "racist and sexist."

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Castro Appears To Be In Good Health

Posted: 08/24/2009 - For Cubans and others who wonder just how former President Fidel Castro is doing, the answer seems to be much, much better.

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Scottish Minister Defends Lockerbie Bomber Release

Posted: 08/24/2009 - The government official who allowed the Lockerbie bomber to go back to Libya defended his decision before an emergency session of Scotland's parliament called Monday amid growing international outrage over the move.

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Voter Gripes Abound As Afghans Count Presidential Ballots

Posted: 08/23/2009 - More than 200 allegations of irregularities in last week's presidential elections in Afghanistan have been registered, according to the independent commission set up to handle such complaints.

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New Panda Baby Center Opens In China

Posted: 08/21/2009 - CCTV said young pandas that were born after the Sichuan earthquake last year have been moved to the new panda centre in Bifengxia.

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Italian Banks Accept Cheese As Collateral

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The program is an elegant way for Parmesan producers to pump cash into their business while their product is otherwise sitting on a shelf for the long aging process - their loan matures along with the cheese.

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Top Candidates In Afghanistan Claim Victory

Posted: 08/21/2009 - President Hamid Karzai and top challenger Abdullah Abdullah each positioned themselves on Friday as the winner of Afghanistan's presidential election, one day after millions of Afghans braved dozens of militant attacks to cast ballots.

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1,300 Chinese Kids Get Lead Poisoning

Posted: 08/20/2009 - A Chinese state news agency says more than 1,300 children have been sickened by lead poisoning in Hunan province, the second such case involving a large of children in the last month.

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Thousands Greet Lockerbie Bomber in Libya

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was freed Thursday from his Scottish prison cell on compassionate grounds, despite American pleas to keep him locked up for life.

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Post Survey: Afghan War Not Worth Fighting

Posted: 08/20/2009 - A majority of Americans now see the war in Afghanistan as not worth fighting, and just a quarter say more U.S. troops should be sent to the country, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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Shipwreck Pocket Watch Returned After 128 Years

Posted: 08/20/2009 - A glimpse of something shiny on the ocean floor nine years ago led a Welsh diver to uncover a piece of local history that had been forgotten for more than a century.

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Owner Sentenced In Fatal Club Fire; Band Absolved

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Argentina's Court of Justice on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a club owner to 20 years in prison for a deadly club fire that killed 194 people but absolved the band that had played that night of responsibility for the tragedy.

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London Police Arrest 2 In Bold $65M Jewelry Heist

Posted: 08/20/2009 - Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with this month's brazen London jewelry store robbery of millions of dollars worth of gems, Metropolitan Police said.

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Swiss Bank UBS to Divulge at Least 4,450 Account Names

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Swiss government will turn over names of suspected tax-dodgers who have held 4,450 secret accounts at banking giant UBS; accounts that at one point held as much as $18 billion, U.S. officials said Wednesday morning.

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Large Carnivorous Plant Discovery

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Botanists believe they have discovered one of the world's largest carnivorous plants in Southeast Asia.

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