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United Deals Star For Record $131M

Updated: 06/11/2009 - British "football" (called soccer in the US) club Manchester United says it has accepted a world record transfer offer for Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, clearing the World Player of the Year to negotiate personal terms with the Spanish club.

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WHO Declares H1N1 Pandemic

Updated: 06/11/2009 - In a statement sent to health officials, WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 to 6 - its highest alert - after holding an emergency meeting with its flu experts.

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Palau To Take Guantanamo's Chinese Detainees

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Palau agreed to accept 17 Chinese Muslims who have languished in legal limbo at Guantanamo Bay, indicating a resolution to one of the major obstacles to closing the U.S. prison camp.

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Fiat Closes Deal To Take Bulk Of Chrysler's Assets

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Italy's Fiat is the new owner of most of Chrysler's assets, closing a deal Wednesday that saves the troubled U.S. automaker from liquidation and places a new company in the hands of Fiat's CEO.

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Diplomats: Key Nations Agree On NKorea Sanctions

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Western powers joined with North Korea's key allies Wednesday on a proposal that would impose tough new sanctions against the reclusive communist nation for its second nuclear test, paving the way for quick approval by the U.N. Security Council.

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WHO Gets Ready Declare A Swine Flu Pandemic

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Updated: 06/10/2009 - The World Health Organization is gearing up to declare a swine flu pandemic, a move that could trigger both the large-scale production of vaccines and questions about why the move was delayed for weeks as the virus continued to spread.

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Ahmadinejad Lashes Out At Rival Just Before Vote

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Iran's hard-line president took a final shot at his rivals Wednesday during his last public pre-election rally, accusing them of resorting to a smear campaign against him similar to the one used by Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister.

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Bomb Kills 29 In Crowded Iraqi Market

Updated: 06/10/2009 - A rare car bomb ripped through a market in southern Iraq's Shiite heartland on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

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Submarine At Air Crash Scene To Hunt Black Boxes

Updated: 06/10/2009 - A French nuclear submarine reached the crash zone of Air France Flight 447 on Wednesday to comb the Atlantic depths for black boxes that should help determine what brought the Airbus down in the sea off Brazil with 228 people on board.

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Suicide Bombers Strike Luxury Hotel In Pakistan

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis mixed, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, officials said.

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Bomb At Luxury Hotel In Pakistan Kills At Least 11

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast Tuesday outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis mixed, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, officials said.

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US, Europe Look To Partnership On Mars Exploration

Updated: 06/09/2009 - For almost half a century, the United States has dominated the exploration of Mars from the first grainy black-and-white pictures of the craggy surface to the more recent discovery of ice.

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1st Gitmo Detainee Brought To US Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be brought to the United States for trial has pleaded not guilty in two embassy bombings. Ahmed Ghailani entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. He was brought to the United States under heavy guard earlier in the day.

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WHO Says It May Declare Swine Flu Pandemic Soon

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The World Health Organization said Tuesday a spike in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce the first flu pandemic in 41 years. It also expressed concern about an unusual rise in severe illness from the disease in Canada.

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Journalists Unlikely To See Nasty NKorean Prisons

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Prisoners spend long days toiling in rice paddies and factories. Survivors say beatings are frequent, hunger is constant and clothing scarce in the freezing winter.

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4 More Bodies Found From Air France Disaster

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Air France and other airlines moved Tuesday to replace speed monitors suspected of feeding false information to the computers of Flight 447 and leading to a series of failures that broke the plane apart over the Atlantic Ocean. Four more bodies were pulled from the sea, and helicopters began ferrying other remains to shore.

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Fiat Commits To Chrysler Deal Despite Court Delay

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Italian automaker Fiat said Tuesday it will not turn its back on a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Chrysler despite a U.S. Supreme Court stay on the sale.

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Vertical Stabilizer Of Downed Air France Plane Key

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The recovery of Air France Flight 447's tail section could provide key clues as to why the airliner with 228 people on board went down in the Atlantic and where best to search for the black boxes, experts said.

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US, Europe Look To Partnership On Mars Exploration

Updated: 06/09/2009 - For almost half a century, the United States has dominated the exploration of Mars from the first grainy black-and-white pictures of the craggy surface to the more recent discovery of ice.

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Will US Send Envoy After NKorea Jails Reporters?

Updated: 06/08/2009 - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The sentencing of two American journalists to 12 years' hard labor in North Korea sets the stage for possible negotiations with the reclusive nation for their release - perhaps involving an envoy from the United States.

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Gunmen Throw Grenades In Acapulco, 3 Police Killed

Updated: 06/08/2009 - Gunmen launched grenades and opened fire in near simultaneous attacks on two police stations in Acapulco Monday, killing three officers in violence that broke out less than 48 hours after a gunbattle in the resort left 17 dead.

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