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3 US Troops Killed in Afghan Suicide Blast

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Shortly before he rammed his vehicle into an American military convoy, the young bearded suicide bomber waved at Sayed Najibullah to move away.

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Sri Lanka's Displaced Families Torn Apart By War

Posted: 05/26/2009 - MANIK FARM, Sri Lanka -- Lakshmi Rasamy reached through the barbed wire enclosing this displacement camp, grabbed her mother's hand and wept for her four children who were killed in the last spasm of fighting in Sri Lanka's civil war.

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Suu Kyi Marks 6 Years of Detention

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi marked six years of continuous detention by Myanmar's military regime Wednesday, as she defends herself in court on charges that she violated the law by sheltering an uninvited American at her home.

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Israel Offers U.S. A Settlement Compromise

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Israel would dismantle nearly two dozen wildcat settlement outposts in the West Bank in the next few weeks if the U.S. drops its objections to continued building in existing, government-sanctioned settlements, officials said.

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S. Korea: North Has Launched More Missiles

Posted: 05/26/2009 - North Korea reportedly tested two more short-range missiles Tuesday, a day after detonating a nuclear bomb underground, pushing the regime further into a confrontation with world powers despite the threat of U.N. action.

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Radical Reform Pushed In U.K. Politics

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Britain's top opposition leader proposed a radical redistribution of power on Tuesday as a way to restore faith in government following a scandal over the misuse of public funds.

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Red Cross: Cholera To Hit 100K In Zimbabwe

Posted: 05/26/2009 - The cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe, the worst in Africa in more than 15 years, is slowing but is still expected to reach 100,000 cases this week, the Red Cross said Tuesday.

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Cyclone Kills 40 In India, Bangladesh

Posted: 05/26/2009 - The death toll from Cyclone Aila reached 40 on Tuesday after it lashed eastern India and Bangladesh and stranded thousands in their flooded villages, officials said.

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Unlikely UK Sensation Boyle Sings Rousing 'Memory'

Updated: 05/26/2009 - Surprise singing sensation Susan Boyle made a new television appearance, showcasing once again her soaring voice - but refusing to compromise on the frumpy look that made her an Internet sensation.

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Hong Kong Opens Full Scale Noah's Ark

Updated: 05/25/2009 - The ark is world's only full-scale model and was built following the description written in the Bible, according to the Hong Kong property developer who constructed it.

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Pelosi Dodges Human Rights in China

Posted: 05/25/2009 - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China's financial capital on Monday but stayed clear of human rights issues, though her presence emboldened protesters.

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North Korea Declares Claims Successful Nuclear Test

Updated: 05/25/2009 - The regime "successfully conducted one more underground nuclear test on May 25 as part of measures to bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defense," the country's official Korean Central News Agency said.

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California Landing Ends Shuttle's Hubble Trip

Posted: 05/24/2009 - The space shuttle Atlantis landed at California's Edwards Air Force Base on Sunday, after rainy Florida weather precluded a Kennedy Space Center landing for a third day.

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Former South Korean Leader Kills Himself

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun - whose hard-won reputation as a corruption fighter was tarnished by bribery allegations that drew in his family and closest associates - jumped to his death Saturday while hiking in the mountains behind his rural home. He was 62.

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Pakistani Army Fights Taliban In Streets

Posted: 05/23/2009 - Pakistani security forces have entered the main town in a northwestern valley where Taliban fighters are holed up, engaging the militants in fierce street fights, the army's top spokesman said Saturday.

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Strong Quake Shakes Tall Buildings in Mexico City

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A strong earthquake swayed skyscrapers in Mexico City and rattled colonial buildings in neighboring Puebla state Friday, sending frightened people into the streets. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Plane Crashes Near Brazil Resort, 11 Reported Dead

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A twin-motor plane crashed near a private airport in a northeastern coastal Brazil resort area Friday night, killing all 11 people aboard, officials and state media said.

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SKorean Ex-President Roh Dies In Apparent Suicide

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, embroiled in a broadening corruption scandal, died Saturday after jumping from a mountain cliff behind his rural southern home. He left behind a suicide note, his lawyer said.

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Iran Tests Missile With Range That Can Hit Israel

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Iran tested its longest-range solid-fuel missile Wednesday - a launch that displayed Tehran's reach and burnished the president's hardline reputation ahead of next month's election.

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Catholic Church Shamed By Irish Abuse Report

Posted: 05/20/2009 - After a nine-year investigation, a commission published a damning report Wednesday on decades of rapes, humiliation and beatings at Catholic Church-run reform schools for Ireland's castaway children.

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Myanmar Again Bars Access To Suu Kyi Trial

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Myanmar government says it will again bar reporters, diplomats from Aung San Suu Kyi's trial, a day after briefly allowing them inside the courtroom for the first time.

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WHO Seeks Swine Flu Vaccine Help For Poor Nations

Posted: 05/19/2009 - The World Health Organization urged drugmakers to reserve some of their pandemic swine flu vaccine for poor countries, but received few concrete offers Tuesday as experts disclosed that an effective flu shot is still months away.

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Sri Lankan President Declares Victory Over Rebels

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Sri Lanka's president declared his country "liberated from separatist terror" Tuesday as state television broadcast images of the Tamil Tiger rebel leader's body after it was recovered from the battlefield.

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Haitians Welcome Clinton Appointment as UN Envoy

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton became the U.N.'s first special envoy to Haiti on Tuesday, bringing an unmatched combination of local popularity and global star power to help a country devastated by political turmoil, poverty and natural disasters.

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