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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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Iran's First Trials Of Protesters To Begin

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Iran on Wednesday announced that the first trials of postelection protesters will begin this weekend, as anger grew even among some government supporters over abuse of those detained in the more than 6-week-old crackdown.

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Uighur Activist Demands Investigation Of Missing

Posted: 07/29/2009 - An exiled Uighur activist blamed by China for deadly ethnic riots demanded Wednesday that Beijing allow an international investigation into the disappearances of about 10,000 Uighur protesters she said are still missing.

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Gunmen Kill 8 In Baghdad Dank Robbery

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Baghdad police continue to investigate the second robbery of a financial institution this week, possibly carried out by insurgents attempting to finance their cause.

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US, China Have Pointed Questions In Private

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that the United States and China have reached agreement on the need to work toward more balanced global growth once the current economic crisis has ended.

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US Envoy: Most Taliban Funds Come From Overseas

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Taliban militants are receiving more funding from their sympathizers abroad than from Afghanistan's illegal drug trade, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan said Tuesday.

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US, China Have Pointed Questions In Private

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The United States and China are striking a conciliatory tone in their public comments during economic talks, although that hasn't stopped China from posing some pointed questions behind closed doors about such issues as America's soaring budget deficit.

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