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Taliban Threatens To Kill Captured US Soldier

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Local Taliban commanders threatened Thursday to kill a captured American soldier unless the U.S. military stops operations in two districts of southeastern Afghanistan.

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Fight For Swine Flu Vaccine Could Get Ugly

Posted: 07/16/2009 - An ugly scramble is brewing over the swine flu vaccine — and when it becomes available, Britain, the United States and other nations could find that the contracts they signed with pharmaceutical companies are easily broken.

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2 Black Boxes From Iran's Crashed Plane Recovered

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Investigators have recovered two black boxes belonging to a Russian-made jetliner that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran, Iran's state radio reported Thursday.

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Exchange Student Neglect Leads To Calls For Reform

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Carlos Villarreal, a Colombian, had signed up for a pricey study-abroad program that promised an "unforgettable year" in America. What he and many other exchange students in northeastern Pennsylvania got instead was a year filled with shabby treatment bordering on abuse.

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NKorea's Kim Jong Il Looks OK In New Photographs

Posted: 07/14/2009 - North Korea released new photographs of Kim Jong Il touring a factory following reports earlier this week that the 67-year-old leader has pancreatic cancer and fewer than five years to live.

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Mexico Identifies 12 Slain As Military Officials

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Twelve people tortured, slain and dumped along a mountain road were military intelligence officers, a state official said Tuesday. It is one of boldest attacks on federal forces since President Felipe Calderon launched his national war on drugs.

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NATO: 6 Killed In Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Posted: 07/14/2009 - A NATO-contracted helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killing six civilians on board and an Afghan child on the ground. Two U.S. Marines and an Italian soldier died in other violence.

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Central Asian Uighurs Fear Crackdown Could Spread

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Anguished by ethnic violence in China but fearful that crackdowns on their minority group could spread, Uighur activists across Central Asia said Tuesday they have urged local communities to avoid large public protests.

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Liberia's Taylor: War Cimes Case Built On Lies

Posted: 07/14/2009 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor testified at his war crimes trial Tuesday that the case against him was built on lies and misinformation, and he denied he had commanded and armed rebels who killed and tortured tens of thousands of civilians.

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Japan Lifts Ban On Children Donating Organs

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Japan lifted a ban on organ donations from children, reversing a restriction that created such a dearth of small organs in the country that young patients were forced to seek transplants abroad.

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AP IMPACT: Crooked Afghan Police Challenge Marines

Posted: 07/13/2009 - Afghan villagers had complained to the U.S. Marines for days: The police are the problem, not the Taliban. They steal from villagers and beat them. Days later, the Marines learned firsthand what the villagers meant.

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4 Runners Gored in Pamplona's Bull-Running

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Bulls gored four runners, seriously injuring two of them, during a packed running of the bulls on the sixth day of the San Fermin festival on Sunday.

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Metro Rail Bridge Collapse Kills 5 in India

Posted: 07/12/2009 - A portion of a partially built bridge for New Delhi's metro rail network collapsed Sunday, killing five people and injuring 15, authorities said.

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5 Baghdad Churches Bombed In 24 Hours

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Five Baghdad churches were bombed in less than 24 hours and eight civilians were wounded, officials said Sunday.

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China Raises Injured Toll From Riots to 1,680

Posted: 07/12/2009 - China on Sunday raised the injured toll from ethnic clashes a week ago to 1,680 - one more bit in the trickle of information the government has released on the unrest in the far west, though much remains unknown.

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4 US Marines Killed in Afghan Bomb Blasts

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Bomb blasts killed four U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan, where thousands of American troops have deployed in recent weeks as part of an offensive in the country's dangerous drug-producing region, an official said Sunday.

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Police, Ultra-Orthodox Jews Scuffle in Jerusalem

Posted: 07/11/2009 - Ultra-Orthodox Jews threw themselves under the wheels of an idling bus and in front of waiting cars to protest the opening of a parking lot on the Jewish Sabbath - an act they consider an abomination.

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Iraq Bombings Kill 8 in Capital, Northern Village

Posted: 07/11/2009 - A car bomb exploded in an alley Saturday in a village in northern Iraq, killing at least four people, wounding others and destroying eight homes, police said. Another four people died in a bombing in Baghdad.

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British Prime Minister Defends Afghan Mission

Posted: 07/11/2009 - The deaths of eight British soldiers in Afghanistan within 24 hours triggered a debate in Britain on Saturday that could undercut public support for the war just as the U.S. is ramping up its own participation in the conflict.

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Uighurs Dispute China's Breakdown of Riot Dead

Posted: 07/11/2009 - China released a breakdown Saturday of the death toll from communal rioting, saying most of the 184 killed were from the Han Chinese majority - an announcement that only fueled suspicion among Muslim Uighurs that many more of their people died.

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