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Iranian Hardliner Calls Opposition Leader US Agent

Updated: 07/04/2009 - A top aide to Iran's all-powerful leader has accused the country's main opposition leader of being an American agent who should be tried for treason, increasing the pressure on reformists disputing the outcome of last month's presidential election.

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Potter Actor Gets Swine Flu In Britain: Publicist

Updated: 07/04/2009 - Actor Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has contracted swine flu, his publicist said Saturday, three days before the latest Potter blockbuster premieres in London.

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North Korea Fires Missiles In 4th Of July Salvo

Updated: 07/04/2009 - North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles Saturday into waters off its east coast in a show of military firepower that defied U.N. resolutions and drew global expressions of condemnation and concern.

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Honduras Rejects OAS Appeal To Restore President

Updated: 07/03/2009 - The head of the Organization of American States -- Jose Miguel Insulza -- who traveled to the Honduran capital, says he found no willingness to put President Manuel Zelaya back in office.

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Officials: 17 Die In US Missile Strike In Pakistan

Updated: 07/03/2009 - U.S. missiles struck a training facility operated by Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud and a militant communication center Friday, killing 17 people and wounding 27 others, intelligence officials said.

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Bomb Targeting Police Kills 2 In Pakistan

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Bombs targeting police and employees of a Pakistani nuclear facility killed two people and wounded scores more Thursday - the latest attacks to hit Pakistan as it battles Taliban insurgents near the border with Afghanistan.

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French: Air France Plane Hit the Sea Belly First

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Air France Flight 447 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, intact and belly first, at such a high speed that the 228 people aboard probably had no time to even inflate their life jackets, French investigators said Thursday in their first report into the June 1 accident.

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North Korea Fires Missiles; Launch Toward US Feared

Updated: 07/02/2009 - North Korea fired a barrage of short-range missiles off its east coast Thursday, a possible prelude to the launch of a long-range missile toward Hawaii over the July Fourth holiday.

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Marines Suffer First Casualties in Afghan Campaign

Updated: 07/02/2009 - U.S. Marines suffered their first casualties of a massive new military campaign Thursday as they engaged in sporadic gunbattles along 55 miles of Taliban-controlled heartland in southern Afghanistan.

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Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex In Indian Capital

Updated: 07/02/2009 - New Delhi's gay community celebrated a landmark court ruling Thursday that decriminalizes homosexuality - a decision that could end widespread police harassment and be a harbinger for gradual acceptance for homosexuals across this deeply conservative country.

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French: Air France Plane Hit The Sea Belly First

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Air France Flight 447 slammed into the Atlantic Ocean, intact and belly first, at such a high speed that the 228 people aboard probably had no time to even inflate their life jackets, French investigators said Thursday in their first report into the June 1 accident.

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FBI Notes: Saddam Hussein Sought Familiar Refuge

Updated: 07/02/2009 - After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein stayed in Baghdad until he saw "the city was about to fall." Months later, he was caught hiding at the same farm where he had fled in 1959 after taking part in an attempt to kill the country's prime minister.

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NKorea Fires Missiles; Launch Toward US Feared

Updated: 07/02/2009 - North Korea fired a barrage of short-range missiles off its east coast Thursday, a possible prelude to the launch of a long-range missile toward Hawaii over the July Fourth holiday.

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OAS Chief Says Sanctions Likely In Honduras

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A top diplomat said Thursday he is heading to Honduras to demand the return of the president toppled at gunpoint - a mission he said is likely to meet rejection, bringing diplomatic and economic punishment for the impoverished Central American nation.

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OAS Chief Says Sanctions Likely In Honduras

Updated: 07/02/2009 - OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza says the international community has done ``practically everything that can be done'' to persuade interim leaders to give up power and restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

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Moscow Ready For Better U.S. Relations, Medvedev Blogs

Updated: 07/02/2009 - In an upbeat and optimistic video blog, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says that, after a period in which Russian-U.S. relations "declined to a level practically on a par with the Cold War era," Russia is "ready to play our part" to build a better relationship.

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French: Air France Plane Hit Sea Vertically

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Air France Flight 447 plunged vertically into the Atlantic Ocean intact at a very high speed, a top French investigator said Thursday, adding that problems with the plane's speed sensors were not the direct cause of the crash.

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Bombs Against Pakistan Police, Govt Workers Kill 8

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Two bombs targeting police and government workers killed up to eight people and wounded scores more Thursday — latest attacks to hit Pakistan as it battles Taliban insurgents near the border with Afghanistan.

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North Korea Test-Fires 4 Short-Range Missiles

Updated: 07/02/2009 - North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles Thursday, South Korea's Defense Ministry said, a move that aggravates already high tensions following Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and U.N. sanctions imposed as punishment.

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"Miracle" Crash Survivor Taken to Paris

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The apparent lone survivor of this week's jet crash from Yemen to Comoros, clung to the debris for more than 13 hours before she was saved.

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Teen Clung To Comoros Plane Wreckage For 13 Hours

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Despite a fractured collarbone, a teenage girl clung to the wreckage of a plane for more than 13 hours before rescuers found her floating in the Indian Ocean, authorities said Wednesday. She is the only known survivor of the crash.

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Air France Beacons Fade With Investigation Hopes

Updated: 06/30/2009 - Signals from the black boxes of Air France Flight 447 are fading, weakening along with hopes of resolving what experts are calling one of history's most challenging plane crash investigations.

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