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PC Makers Race To Comply With China's Web Filter

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Days before a deadline abruptly imposed by China, computer makers are scrambling to comply with an order to supply Web-filtering software with PCs and worrying what it might do to their reputations.

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Iran Police Use Tear Gas, Clubs To Crush Protest

Updated: 06/24/2009 - A flood of security forces using tear gas and clubs quickly overwhelmed a small group of rock-throwing protesters near Iran's parliament Wednesday, and the country's supreme leader said the outcome of the disputed presidential election will stand — the latest signs of the government's growing confidence in quelling unrest on the streets.

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NKorea Threatens US As World Anticipates Missile

Updated: 06/24/2009 - North Korea accused Washington of seeking to "provoke a second Korean War" as the regime prepared to hold maritime military exercises off the eastern coast. U.S. and regional authorities were watching closely for signs that North Korea might fire short- or mid-range missiles during the June 25 to July 10 timeframe cited in a no-sail ban for military drills sent to Japan's Coast Guard.

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Rumors Swirl Of New Tehran Protests

Updated: 06/24/2009 - Opposition Leader's Web Site Says Demonstration Planned Outside Parliament, Despite Supreme Leader's Vow Not To Give In

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Supreme Leader Says Iran Won't Cede On Election

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Iran's supreme leader says the government won't give in to pressures over the disputed presidential election, effectively closing the door to compromise with the opposition.

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Young Boy Hit By Car, Walks Away

Updated: 06/24/2009 - CCTV images broadcast on Turkish television showed a small boy being hit by a car and flying through the air, before getting up and walking away.

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Report: Kim Jong Il Puts Son As Head Of Spy Agency

Updated: 06/23/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has put his youngest son in charge of the country's spy agency in a move aimed at handing the communist regime over to him, a news report said Wednesday.

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Hurricane Andres Forms Off Mexico's Pacific Coast

Updated: 06/23/2009 - The tropical tempest Andres strengthened into the Pacific season's first hurricane Tuesday, flooding homes, toppling trees and killing at least one person as it swiped Mexico's southwestern coast with wind and rain.

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Sarkozy Says Burqas Are 'Not Welcome' In France

Updated: 06/22/2009 - French President Nicolas Sarkozy is declaring that the Islamic burqa is not welcome in France. He says the head-to-toe body coverings worn by some Muslim women are a symbol of subservience that suppresses women's identities.

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White House: Obama 'Moved' By Protests In Iran

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Riot police in Tehran continue to lead a crackdown on demonstrators following a disputed presidential election. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said of President Obama: ``I think he has been moved what we've seen on television."

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Robbery Suspects Nabbed from Google Camera

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Dutch police arrested twins on suspicion of robbery after the crime victim spotted pictures of the alleged thieves taken by Google's Street View cameras. (Google Maps)

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Sarkozy Says Burqas Are 'Not Welcome' In France

Updated: 06/22/2009 - President Nicolas Sarkozy declared Monday that the Islamic burqa is not welcome in France, branding the face-covering, body-length gown as a symbol of subservience that suppresses women's identities and turns them into "prisoners behind a screen."

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Bombings And Shootings Kill More Than 30 In Iraq

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Bombings and shootings killed more than 30 people across Iraq on Monday, including high school students on their way to final exams, part of a new round of violence ahead of next week's deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from urban areas.

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Iranian Police Use Force To Break Up Protest

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Riot police attacked hundreds of demonstrators with tear gas and fired live bullets in the air to disperse a rally in central Tehran Monday, carrying out a threat by the country's most powerful security force to crush any further opposition protests over the disputed presidential election.

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Official: N. Korean Ship Carries Weapons To Myanmar

Updated: 06/22/2009 - A North Korean-flagged ship under close watch in Asian waters is believed to be heading toward Myanmar carrying small arms cargo banned under a new U.N. resolution, a South Korean intelligence official said Monday.

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Mousavi Defiantly Calls For Continued Protests

Updated: 06/22/2009 - Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and a popular reformist former president are boldly defying the country's supreme leader by supporting continued protests of a disputed presidential election, but it was unclear Monday whether protesters would dare to continue massive demonstrations after a bloody crackdown.

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Republicans Demand Stronger Iran Response

Updated: 06/21/2009 - Republicans intensified their criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of his first major test of international leadership, saying Sunday that he has been too cautious in response to Iran's postelection upheaval.

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Drug Cartels In Mexico Killing Street Dealers

Updated: 06/21/2009 - Drug dealer Hector Rodriguez Estrada had a feeling he was next. His boss was beaten to death and dumped in an empty lot, his teeth and fingers missing. Then one of Rodriguez's underlings turned up in a soccer field, his head next to his body.

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Pagans, Partygoers Greet Solstice At Stonehenge

Updated: 06/21/2009 - Pagans and partygoers drummed, danced or gyrated in hula hoops to stay awake through the night, as more than 35,000 people greeted the summer solstice Sunday at the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge.

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Struggle Among Iran's Clerics Bursts Into The Open

Updated: 06/21/2009 - A backstage struggle among Iran's ruling clerics burst into the open Sunday when the government said it had arrested the daughter and other relatives of an ayatollah who is one of the country's most powerful men.

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Truck Bomb Kills At Least 55 In Iraq

Updated: 06/20/2009 - Nearly 200 are wounded in the northern Iraqi blast; Prime Minister declares the upcoming U.S. withdrawal of troops from its cities "a great victory."

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Defiant Tehran Protesters Battle Police

Updated: 06/20/2009 - Thousands of protesters defied Iran's highest authority Saturday and marched on waiting security forces that fought back with baton charges, tear gas and water cannons as the crisis over disputed elections lurched into volatile new ground.

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