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Thousands Demonstrate Silently In Tehran

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Watched closely by police, several thousand protesters moved slowly down a major Tehran thoroughfare Sunday in the first demonstration over the country's disputed presidential election that authorities have allowed in days.

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New Clashes In Iran As Standoff Worsens With West

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Several thousand protesters — some chanting "Where is my vote?" — clashed with riot police in Tehran on Sunday as Iran detained local employees of the British Embassy, escalating the regime's standoff with the West and earning it a stinging rebuke from the European Union.

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Iraq Steps Up Security Ahead Of US City Withdrawal

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Iraqi security forces bolstered checkpoints and banned motorcycles from the streets of Baghdad as they prepared Sunday for more violence before this week's withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from the capital and other cities and towns.

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Honduran Military Ousts President Ahead Of Vote

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras on Sunday and Congress named a successor, but the leftist ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced what he called an illegal coup and vowed to stay in power.

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Iranian Police Clash With Up To 3,000 Protesters

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Riot police clashed with up to 3,000 protesters near a mosque in north Tehran on Sunday, using tear gas and truncheons to break up Iran's first post-election demonstration in five days, witnesses said.

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Soldiers Arrest Honduran President, Seize Palace

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Soldiers seized the national palace and sent President Manuel Zelaya into exile in Costa Rica early Sunday, hours before a highly disputed constitutional referendum. Zelaya called the action a coup and pledged to serve out the remaining five months of his term.

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NATO and Russia Resume Military Ties

Updated: 06/27/2009 - NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says the alliance and Russia have agreed to resume military ties after 10-month hiatus caused by the war between Russia and Georgia.

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Protestant Outlaws In NIreland Embrace Disarmament

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Northern Ireland achieved another important milestone in peacemaking Saturday as the territory's two major Protestant paramilitary groups announced their first acts of disarmament — and pledged that their decades of slaughtering Catholic civilians were over for good.

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35,000-Year Old Flute Found in Germany

Updated: 06/27/2009 - A bird-bone flute unearthed in a German cave was carved some 35,000 years ago and is the oldest handcrafted musical instrument yet discovered, archaeologists say,

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Search For Air France Recorders Likely To Go On

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Brazilian officials have called off the search for bodies and debris from the Air France Flight 447, but they do expect to spend at least two more weeks looking for the flight's black boxes.

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N. Korea Threatens To Shoot Down Japanese Spy Planes

Updated: 06/27/2009 - North Korea's air force says Japan's E-767 surveillance aircraft conducted an aerial espionage near a missile site on its northeast coast Wednesday and Thursday. Pyongyang is threatening to shoot down any Japanese planes that intrude into its airspace.

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Karzai Invites Taliban To Vote In Election

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Hamid Karzai is calling on Taliban and other militants to ``vote for the president they want'' in Afghanistan's Aug. 20 presidential election.

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Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At Obama

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lashes out at the U.S. and President Barack Obama.

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Iraqi Prime Minister Calls For Unity

Updated: 06/27/2009 - Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he's worried about deteriorating security after more than 250 people were killed in the week before a U.S. withdrawal from cities.

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G-8 Applauds US Shift In Afghanistan Drug Policy

Updated: 06/27/2009 - The U.S. envoy for Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, says eradication programs are not working in Afghanistan and are only driving farmers into Taliban hands. Instead, the US will shift funding to assistance for alternate crop and drug interdiction efforts.

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Mauritania President Gives Up Claim To Power

Updated: 06/27/2009 - More than 10 months after being overthrown in a military coup, Mauritania's first freely elected president has given up his claim to power and officially resigned.

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Obama Scoffs At Ahmadinejad's Demand For Apology

Updated: 06/27/2009 - President Barack Obama's criticism of Iran escalated Friday into an unusually personal war of words. To Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's demand he apologize for meddling, Obama shot back that the regime should "think carefully" about answers owed to protesters it has arrested, bludgeoned and killed.

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Iranian Cleric: Some In Unrest Should Be Executed

Updated: 06/26/2009 - Iran's increasingly isolated opposition leader effectively ended his role in street protests, saying he'll seek permits for future rallies. A senior cleric demanded in a nationally broadcast sermon Friday that leaders of the unrest be punished harshly and that some are "worthy of execution."

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