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Pope Breaks Wrist, Has Surgery, Leaves Smiling

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI emerged smiling from the hospital Friday after undergoing surgery for a broken wrist due to a fall at his Alpine vacation chalet. Doctors said his right arm would be in a cast for a month.

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Bank of America Posts 2Q Profit, Surpasses Street

Updated: 07/17/2009 - Bank of America became the third big bank with better than expected earnings, reporting a $2.42 billion second-quarter profit even as losses from failed loans continued to rise.

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Pope Has Surgery After Breaking Wrist In A Fall

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI broke his right wrist in a fall in his chalet while vacationing in the Italian Alps and underwent successful surgery Friday, hospital officials and the Vatican said.

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Stage For French Madonna Show Collapses; 1 Dead

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A stage being built for a Madonna concert in the French port city of Marseille collapsed Thursday, leaving one dead and six injured, the fire department said.

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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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Mourners Weep For Slain Russian Rights Activist

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Weeping mourners walked through Chechnya's capital on Thursday to honor activist Natalya Estemirova, whose brazen kidnapping and execution-style killing shocked Russia's beleaguered human rights community and prompted international outrage.

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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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