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Robbers Killed In Gunbattle At Kabul Bank

Posted: 08/19/2009 - -- Police stormed a bank and killed three armed robbers Wednesday in Afghanistan's capital after their robbery attempt had escalated into a gun battle with security officers.

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Diver Survives Sharks in 12-Mile Swim

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A Russian scuba diver was swept away by the strong currents off southern Egypt; three others with him are missing.

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Court Allows Lockerbie Bomber To Drop Apeal

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A Scottish court has formally allowed Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi to abandon his second appeal against his conviction over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, in which 270 people were killed when an airliner was blown out of the sky.

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Decomposing Miozart's Death

Posted: 08/18/2009 - More than two centuries after Wolfang Amadeus Mozart died at age 35 at his home in Vienna, Austria, researchers have concluded that the composer likely died of a streptococcal infection leading to kidney failure.

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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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Mitchell, Netanyahu Meet Over Settlements

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell are trying to resolve a public dispute over Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

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Red Panda Cub Makes Its Debut

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A newborn Red Panda was shown to the public in Poland on Tuesday, for the first time since the cub was born in the Warsaw Zoological Garden. The cub, which was born almost 8 weeks ago, was examined, measured and inoculated for the first time.

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62 Still Mission After Blast At Russian Plant

Posted: 08/18/2009 - As many as 62 workers are still missing Tuesday, a day after an explosion at Russia's largest hydroelectric plant killed 12 people, a government official said.

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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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