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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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NKorea Vows Nuke Attack If Provoked By US

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Punching their fists into the air and shouting "Let's crush them!" some 100,000 North Koreans packed Pyongyang's main square Thursday for an anti-U.S. rally as the communist regime promised a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" for any American-led attack.

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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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