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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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Cuba Sounds Summer Energy Alarm, Plans Blackouts

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Cubans are in for an especially hot summer under an energy saving plan that could shut off air conditioners at work and require Saturday-morning blackouts at home, according to an unpublished government directive obtained by The Associated Press.

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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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