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Bin Laden's Obama Criticism A Sign He Is Worried

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A day before President Barack Obama is to deliver a speech here seeking goodwill with the Islamic world, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden tried in a new message Wednesday to convince Muslims they should hate him.

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Obama Visits Saudi King On Eve Of Key Speech

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Opening a mission to write a new chapter on Islam and the West, President Barack Obama consulted Wednesday with the Saudi king "in the place where Islam began," prelude to a high-stakes speech in Egypt meant to ease long-held Muslim grievances against the United States.

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OAS Votes To Readmit Cuba After 47 Years

Updated: 06/03/2009 - The Organization of American States voted by acclamation on Wednesday to revoke the 1962 measure suspending communist Cuba, overturning a landmark of the Cold War in the hemisphere.

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Rival: Ahmadinejad Moves Iran Toward Dictatorship

Updated: 06/03/2009 - The main pro-reform candidate accused hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of driving Iran toward "dictatorship" and hurting its standing in the world by questioning the Holocaust, during a rare and unprecedentedly raucous election debate Wednesday.

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US Warns NKorea Its Nuke Test Put It On Wrong Path

Updated: 06/03/2009 - A senior American diplomat warned North Korea on Wednesday that its nuclear test, barrage of short-range missiles and preparations for a long-range missile launch have put it on the wrong path.

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Clinton Says No Consensus On Cuba At OAS

Updated: 06/02/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said a rancorous Organization of American States conference in Honduras failed to reach a consensus on moves to allow Cuba to rejoin.

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NKorea Prepares Missiles; South Beefs Up Defenses

Updated: 06/02/2009 - North Korea is believed to have begun assembling a long-range missile capable of reaching Alaska, a news report said Wednesday, as the communist regime prepared to test-fire a barrage of missiles from both coasts.

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Chavez Accuses CIA of Backing Plot to Kill Him

Updated: 06/02/2009 - President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday alleged that U.S. intelligence agencies were behind a purported assassination plot that prevented him from visiting El Salvador.

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UK Singing Star Susan Boyle Suffering Exhaustion

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Singer Susan Boyle was being treated for exhaustion at a mental health clinic Monday after taking second place in a TV talent competition that turned the humble church volunteer into a global star, the show's producers and a newspaper said.

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N. Korea Prepares Missiles as Successor Announced

Updated: 06/02/2009 - North Korea pushed forward with preparations to test-fire more missiles in the wake of last week's nuclear test as leader Kim Jong Il moved to anoint his third son as heir to the world's first communist dynasty, reports and experts said Tuesday.

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Reports: NKorea Kim's Youngest Son Named Successor

Updated: 06/01/2009 - North Korea told its diplomatic missions that Kim Jong Il's youngest son - who reportedly enjoys skiing and studied English, German and French at a Swiss school - will be the nation's next leader, a South Korean lawmaker and newspapers said Tuesday.

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Timeline of Disappearance of Air France Jet

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Timeline of events surrounding the disappearance of Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, according to Air France, Brazilian Air Force. All times in Brazilian local time:

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Vast Search of Atlantic Ocean For Air France Jet

Updated: 06/01/2009 - An Air France jet with 228 people on a flight to Paris vanished over the Atlantic Ocean after flying into towering thunderstorms and sending an automated message that the electrical system had failed. A vast search began Monday, but all aboard were feared killed.

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Reports: NKorea Kim's Youngest Son Named Successor

Updated: 06/01/2009 - North Korea told its diplomatic missions that Kim Jong Il's youngest son — who reportedly enjoys skiing and studied English, German and French at a Swiss school — will be the nation's next leader, a South Korean lawmaker and newspapers said Tuesday.

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Officials: Mass Abduction By Taliban in Pakistan

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of vehicles carrying at least 400 students, staff and relatives from a boys' school Monday, taking dozens — possibly hundreds — captive in northwestern Pakistan, officials said.

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Canadian At Guantanamo Asks To Dismiss US Lawyers

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A Canadian detainee rejected his U.S. military attorneys Monday at the first session of the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals called under President Barack Obama, complicating his high-profile case and the administration's timeline for closing the prison.

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UK Singing Star Susan Boyle Suffering Exhaustion

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Singer Susan Boyle was being treated for exhaustion at a mental health clinic Monday after taking second place in a TV talent competition that turned the humble church volunteer into a global star, the show's producers and a newspaper said.

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Brazil: Air France Jet Missing Over Atlantic

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Brazil's Air Force says an Air France jet bound from Rio de Janeiro to Paris disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean and a search is under way near the Brazilian island of Fernando de Noronha.

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Bomb Kills 4 North Of Baghdad, Say Iraqi Police

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A bomb exploded inside a bus station north of Baghdad on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 10, police said, the deadliest in a series of attacks in northern Iraq.

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Terrorist Flees To Lebanon, FBI Confirms

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A master bomb maker who once targeted commercial airliners and was suspected of aiding the Iraq insurgency has fled to Lebanon, an FBI official has confirmed.

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US Officials: North Korea May Launch New Missiles

Updated: 05/29/2009 - North Korea vowed to retaliate if punitive U.N. sanctions are imposed for its latest nuclear test, and U.S. officials said there are new signs Pyongyang may be planning more long-range missile launches.

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Bong! Big Ben Rings In Its 150th Anniversary

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Defiantly low-tech yet accurate to the second, Big Ben is having its 150th birthday Sunday, its Victorian chimes carrying the sound of Britain into the 21st century.

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7.1 Earthquake Topples Homes, Kills 6 In Honduras

Updated: 05/28/2009 - A powerful earthquake toppled dozens of homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.

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Emotional Funeral For SKorea's Roh Moo-Hyun

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Mourners in black, heads bowed and shedding tears, gathered Friday in the courtyard of an ancient palace for the funeral of ex-President Roh Moo-hyun six days after he leaped to his death while being investigated in a deepening corruption probe.

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