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US Announces Big Shift In Afghanistan Drug Policy

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The U.S. is shifting its strategy against Afghanistan's drug trade, phasing out funding for opium eradication while boosting efforts to fight trafficking and promote alternate crops, the U.S. envoy for Afghanistan said Saturday.

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Freight Train Derails, Kills 2 In Italy

Updated: 06/29/2009 - A freight train derailed just outside a station in an Italian town and two cars filled with gas exploded, killing at least two people and injuring dozens, officials and news reports said Tuesday.

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Holocaust Meeting Wants Better Care Of Survivors

Updated: 06/29/2009 - An international conference assessing efforts to return property and possessions stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners or heirs said Monday that caring for Holocaust survivors is a matter of the "utmost urgency."

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Refund Details Announced For Jackson Concerts

Updated: 06/29/2009 - More than 750,000 Michael Jackson fans can get full refunds for the pop star's canceled 50-night "This is It" concert extravaganza - or opt to receive souvenir tickets instead, the promoters announced Monday.

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Violence Ccross NW Pakistan Kills Dozens

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Pakistani jets bombed suspected Taliban hideouts after a stray mortar shell crashed into a mosque during prayers, part of a wave of violence that claimed nearly 70 lives in 24 hours along the northwest region bordering Afghanistan, officials said Monday.

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Karzai: Afghan Guards Employed By US Killed Police

Updated: 06/29/2009 - President Hamid Karzai accused Afghan guards working for U.S. coalition forces of killing a provincial police chief and at least four other security officers during a gunbattle outside a government office Monday.

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Leaders From Obama To Chavez Blast Honduras Coup

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Police and soldiers clashed with thousands of protesters outside Honduras' national palace Monday, leaving at least 15 people injured, as world leaders from Barack Obama to Hugo Chavez demanded the return of a president ousted in a military coup.

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Fireworks Over Baghdad As Iraqis Take Over Cities

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a defining step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country.

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Fireworks Over Baghdad As Iraqis Take Over Cities

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad and other cities Tuesday after American troops handed over security in urban areas in a defining step toward ending the U.S. combat role in the country.

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Leaders From Obama To Chavez Blast Honduras Coup

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Police and soldiers are using tear gas outside the Honduran presidential palace to scatter thousands of people protesting a coup that drove President Manuel Zelaya into exile.

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June Photo Of NKorea's Kim May Be Recycled: Report

Updated: 06/29/2009 - A photo of the North Korean leader recently shown on Pyongyang's state TV appears to be a doctored version of one published in April by the country's official news agency — a possible sign his health is worsening — South Korean media reported Monday.

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Obama Says Honduran Ouster Was 'Not Legal'

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Pres. Obama said he wanted to be very clear that President Zelaya is the democratically elected president of Honduras, despite a weekend coup.

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World Tells Honduras To Reinstate Ousted President

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Honduras' newly appointed leader vowed Monday to resist pressure from across the Americas to reinstate the president ousted in a military coup, as protesters burned tires outside the occupied presidential palace.

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Iran Says Partial Recount Shows Election Valid

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Iran's election oversight body on Monday declared the hotly disputed presidential vote to be valid after a partial recount, rejecting opposition allegations of fraud and further silencing calls for a new vote.

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Argentine Power Couple Loses Congressional Vote

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Argentina's first couple suffered a stunning setback in an election seen as a referendum on their political dynasty, losing control of both houses of Congress.

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House Passes Energy Overhaul Bill 219-212

Updated: 06/28/2009 - WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A sharply divided House of Representatives narrowly passed a White House-backed climate change bill Friday after hours of cajoling and arm-twisting by Democratic leaders among members worried about the legislation's potential economic and political fallout.

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Iranian Minister Blames Britain, U.S. For Unrest

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Iran's intelligence minister Sunday blamed Western powers for stirring up protests over its disputed presidential election, singling out Britain and saying the British Embassy in Tehran "played a heavy role in the recent disturbances."

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Indian Gay Rights March Calls To Legalize Gay Sex

Updated: 06/28/2009 - Hundreds of gay rights supporters waved flags and danced past traffic during marches through three Indian cities Sunday to celebrate gay pride and call for the decriminalization of homosexuality in this deeply conservative country.

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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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