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South Africa Begins AIDS Vaccine Trial, Cuts Funds

Posted: 07/20/2009 - South Africa launched a high-profile trial of an AIDS vaccine created by its own researchers Monday, a proud moment in a nation where government denial, neglect and unscientific responses have helped fuel the world's worst AIDS crisis.

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4 US troops Die In Deadliest Month In Afghanistan

Posted: 07/20/2009 - A roadside bomb killed four American troops in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, driving the July death toll for U.S. forces to the highest monthly level of the war.

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Japanese Fishermen Brace For Giant Jellyfish

Posted: 07/19/2009 - Giant jellyfish descend on the Sea of Japan, causing untold devastation to coastal villages and leaving a trail of destruction and human misery behind.

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Powerful Iranian Cleric Says Country In Crisis

Posted: 07/17/2009 - In a sign of endurance for Iran's protest movement, demonstrators clashed with police Friday as one of the nation's most powerful clerics challenged the supreme leader during Muslim prayers, saying country was in crisis in the wake of a disputed election.

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Iraq Government Faces Claims Of Prisoner Abuse

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Iraqi officials outraged by the abuse of prisoners at the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison are trying to contain a scandal of their own as allegations continue to surface of mistreatment inside Iraqi jails.

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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.

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Pope Breaks Wrist, Has Surgery, Leaves Smiling

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI waved reassuringly to well-wishers outside a hospital Friday where he underwent surgery to set a fractured right wrist he suffered by falling in his Alpine vacation chalet.

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Analysis: Jakarta Blasts Show Hotel Weaknesses

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Twin hotel suicide bombings in Indonesia on Friday exposed new security weaknesses in an industry increasingly in the cross-hairs of terrorists — and pointed to evolving tactics by the militants.

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Alleged US Missiles Kill 5 In Northwest Pakistan

Posted: 07/17/2009 - A suspected U.S. missile strike in a Pakistani tribal region killed at least five alleged militants Friday, officials said, showing America's unwillingness to abandon the tactic even as Pakistani officials say it could interfere with army offensives in the northwest.

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Suicide Blasts At Jakarta Ritz, Marriott Kill 8

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Suicide bombers posing as guests attacked American luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital and set off a pair of blasts Friday that killed eight people and wounded more than 50, authorities said.

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Police Tear-Gas Iran Protesters During Prayer

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Tens of thousands of government opponents packed Iran's main Islamic prayer service Friday, chanting "freedom, freedom" and other slogans as their top clerical backer Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani delivered a sermon bluntly criticizing the country's leadership over the crackdown on election protests.

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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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