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Costa Rican Leader has Swine Flu

Posted: 08/11/2009 - At home with a fever and sore throat, the illness of Oscar Arias shows no one is immune from H1N1.

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String Of Bombings Shakes Iraq

Updated: 08/10/2009 - Two truck bombs blew up just seconds apart in Mosul, leaving a massive crater and reducing an entire neighborhood to piles of bricks and metal. The attack was one in a string of bombings that killed at least 45 people and injured hundreds of others.

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Clinton in Congo: "I'm Secretary of State, Not Bill"

Posted: 08/10/2009 - The State Department chief's temper flared up Monday when a student asked for an opinion on a huge Chinese loan. Here's how a mistake from the translator set off the diplomatic flap.

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Twin Typhoons Devastate Asia

Updated: 08/10/2009 - Typhoon Morakot washed away buildings and destroyed thousands of homes across Taiwan. A mudslide covered an entire town in the mountains. As many as 600 are missing. Helicopters have carried about 100 residents to safety.

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Chavez Urges Military To Be Prepared For Conflict

Posted: 08/09/2009 - President Hugo Chavez told his military on Sunday to be prepared for a possible confrontation with Colombia, warning that Bogota's plans to increase the U.S. military presence at its bases poses a threat to Venezuela.

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Alinghi's boat Flown Over Alps To Reach The Sea

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The giant catamaran built by America's Cup champion Alinghi to defend the trophy was hoisted off Lake Geneva on Friday and flown over the Alps to the sea.

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Aide Says Pakistani Taliban Leader Killed By US

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Pakistan's Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud, who unleashed a fearsome campaign of suicide attacks and assassinations that made him the country's most-wanted man, was killed in a U.S. missile strike, an aide said Friday.

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K-G-BeefCake: Putin Bares His Chest In Siberia

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The Czar-boro man? When Vladimir Putin rode a horse bare-chested through a rustic region of Siberia, it produced astonishing images casting him as a rugged Russian outdoorsman.

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Bill Clinton Meets With North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il

Updated: 08/04/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton met Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on the first day of a surprise visit to Pyongyang, holding "exhaustive" talks that covered a wide range of topics, state-run media said.

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OAS Sending Envoys To Pressure Honduras Coup Gov't

Posted: 08/03/2009 - A high-ranking diplomatic mission will travel to Honduras in a new effort to pressure coup-installed leaders to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya, the chief mediator in the crisis said Monday.

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Bill Clinton to Bargain for Reporters' Releases

Posted: 08/03/2009 - North Korea's news agency says the former President is heading to Pyongyang; seeking the release of detained journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. They're sentenced to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering North Korea.

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Woman Jogger Mauled By 8 Hunting Dogs

Posted: 08/03/2009 - A New Zealand woman jogger suffered serious injuries from multiple bite wounds after eight pig hunting dogs attacked her as she jogged past a rural property on North Island, police said Tuesday.

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Turbulence Slams Continental Jet, At Least 26 Hurt

Updated: 08/03/2009 - A Continental Airlines jet carrying 179 people from Brazil to Texas hit severe turbulence over the Atlantic early Monday, injuring at least 26 - including four seriously - and forcing an emergency landing in Miami, officials said.

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Cuba Enters Crisis Mode As Economy Worsens

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Cuba clicked into crisis mode Friday, postponing a key Communist Party congress aimed at charting a post-Castro future and announcing that its woeful economy is even worse than expected.

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Former Philippines President Aquino Dead At 76

Posted: 07/31/2009 - Former President Corazon Aquino, who swept away a dictator with a "people power" revolt and then sustained democracy by fighting off seven coup attempts in six years, died on Saturday, her son said. She was 76.

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Spain On mMximum Alert For 50th Anniversary Of ETA

Posted: 07/31/2009 - The leaders of Spain's main political parties paid tribute to two slain police officers Friday as security forces guarded against a fresh attack on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the armed Basque group ETA.

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Iran To Begin First Trials Of Protesters

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Iran's leadership faced sharp criticism Wednesday from top clerics and even conservative supporters over prison abuses, including detainee deaths and the brutal beatings of protesters arrested in the post-election crackdown.

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UK Families Win Fight Over Birth Defects

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Britain's High Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of a group of young people, born with deformed hands and feet, who say pollution from a former steelworks contributed to their disabilities.

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For Some Palestinians, Peace Is A Day At The Beach

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Giggling children built castles, drew pictures in the sand and splashed water on each other in a refreshing first for Palestinian youngsters from the landlocked West Bank: a day at the beach.

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