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China Arrests 1,434 After Deadly Xinjiang Riots

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Police have arrested 1,434 suspects in connection with the worst ethnic violence in decades in China's western Xinjiang region, which killed at least 156 people, state media reported Tuesday.

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156 Dead in China Riots

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Reports say more than 800 are injured, with police detaining nearly 1,500 suspects in riots at Urumqi.

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Obama, Medvedev Agree To Deal To Cut Nuke Weapons

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev confidently committed to a year-end deal to slash nuclear stockpiles by about a third on Monday, but the U.S. leader failed to crack stubborn Kremlin objections to America's missile defense plans - a major stumbling block to such an agreement.

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Riots, Street Battles Kill At Least 156 In China

Posted: 07/06/2009 - Riots and street battles killed at least 156 people in China's western Xinjiang province, state media said Tuesday, and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise.

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Obama, Medvedev Agree To Pursue Nuclear Reduction

Posted: 07/06/2009 - President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a preliminary agreement Monday to reduce the world's two largest nuclear stockpiles by as much as a third, down to the lowest levels of any U.S.-Russia accord, and counter what Obama called "a sense of drift" in the countries' relations.

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Ethnic Riots Spread In China's West; 140 Killed

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China's western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said Monday the death toll was expected to rise.

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Ethnic Riots Spread In China's West; 140 Killed

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Riots and street battles killed at least 140 people in China's western Xinjiang province and injured 828 others in the deadliest ethnic unrest to hit the region in decades. Officials said Monday the death toll was expected to rise.

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Lean Times At Pamplona For Running Of Bulls

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Daredevils sprinting with one-ton fighting bulls swallow an exhilarating cocktail of adrenalin and fear. Now, a new brand of jitters has set in at one of the world's great fiestas as businesses ponder the partypooping impact of economic woe.

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Iran's Top Leader Warns West Over Alleged Meddling

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Iran's supreme leader warned Western governments on Monday of a "negative impact" on relations over what he called their meddling in Iran's post-election riots, state television reported.

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Honduras Slides Toward Greater Instability

Updated: 07/06/2009 - Honduras' interim government closed its main airport to all flights on Monday after blocking the runway to prevent the return of ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Clashes with his supporters caused the first death in a week of protests.

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2 More US Troops Killed In Southern Afghanistan

Updated: 07/06/2009 - A U.S. military spokesman says 2 more U.S. troops have been killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan, bringing to six the number of Americans killed Monday.

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Obama Opens Summit With Medvedev In Moscow

Updated: 07/06/2009 - President Barack Obama opened his first Moscow summit with confidence on Monday, predicting "extraordinary progress" out of meetings set to test his diplomatic skills on important priorities such as nuclear arsenal reductions and the fight in Afghanistan.

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Personal Details of New UK Spy Chief on Facebook

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Personal details and photographs of the incoming head of Britain's international spy agency have been posted on Facebook, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband acknowledged Sunday.

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Iran's Election Authority: Partial Recount Shows Election Valid

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Saying it had completed an investigation into alleged voter irregularities, Iran's election authority on Monday stood by its findings that gave hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad an overwhelming victory and sparked more than two weeks of chaos in the streets.

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Air France Plane Did Not Break Up In Flight - Report

Updated: 07/05/2009 - The Air France plane that crashed a month ago off the coast of Brazil "did not break up or become destroyed in flight," but bellyflopped intact into the Atlantic Ocean, the French air investigation agency announced Thursday.

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Six Killed In London High-Rise Fire

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Six people were killed, including three children, when a fire broke out in a high-rise apartment building in south London on Friday afternoon, officials said.

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Quake Reported Off Western Mexico

Updated: 07/05/2009 - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Friday morning in the Gulf of California, off the western coast of Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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Military ordered to turn back Zelaya's jet

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Honduras' ousted President Manuel said he was getting on a flight home to reclaim his post on Sunday, accompanied by the U.N. General Assembly president and a group of journalists.

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Costa Rica Tops List of 'Happiest' Nations

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Forget Disneyland! Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to an independent research group in Britain with the goal of building a new economy, "centered on people and the environment."

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Iran: British-Greek Reporter Held for Weeks Freed

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Iran has released a British-Greek journalist held for more than two weeks since demonstrations erupted following disputed presidential elections, Iran's state television reported Sunday.

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Zimbabwe Vows to Pull Troops Out of Diamond Fields

Updated: 07/05/2009 - Zimbabwe has promised to withdraw its soldiers from diamond fields in the east, an official newspaper reported Sunday - a week after a rights group alleged the military was committing killings and abuses in the area.

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