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Myanmar Democracy Activist Charged By Junta

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was charged Thursday with breaking the terms of her house arrest just two weeks before she was to go free, a move seen as an attempt by the military junta to silence its chief opponent ahead of next year's election.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi To Be Tried

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken by armed escort Thursday to a prison compound where she will be tried in connection with the intrusion of an American man who sneaked into her compound, her lawyer said.

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In Bethlehem, Pope Calls For Palestinian State

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI made a powerful plea Wednesday for a Palestinian state, mixing prayer and politics at Jesus' birthplace and expressing solidarity at a refugee camp with "all the homeless Palestinians who long to be able to return to their birthplace."

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Pakistan's Religious Minorities Report Violence

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Fauzia Abrar had finally gotten her crying baby to sleep when screaming men pounded on the steel doors of her home in the mostly Christian slum in the port city of Karachi.

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The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding --

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The contentious debate over so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a former FBI agent involved in the questioning of terror suspects testified that such techniques -- including waterboarding -- are ineffective.

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Vatican Defends Pope Benedict As Ardent Anti-Nazi

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The Vatican defended Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday as a man of strong anti-Nazi credentials and a peacemaker in the face of mounting Israeli criticism and Arab anger over the Israeli occupation.

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Recession hits Social Security hard

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Geithner unveils report on entitlement programs. Social Security trust fund may be exhausted 4 years sooner than earlier forecast. Medicare is much worse off.

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Jailed U.S. Journalist In Iran Freed

Updated: 05/11/2009 - An American journalist imprisoned on espionage charges in Iran for four months was freed Monday and reunited with her smiling, tearful parents, who prepared to return home with her to the U.S. in the coming days.

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Pope, In Israel, Confronts Dark History of Germany

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI confronted the dark history of his native Germany on the first day of his visit to Israel on Monday, shaking the hands of six Holocaust survivors and saying victims of the genocide "lost their lives but they will never lose their names."

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Brazil Boosts Flood Aid For 308K Left Homeless

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Brazil intensified efforts to get food and other aid to people isolated by severe flooding as waters kept rising in some areas Monday, including a jungle river nearing its highest level in more than 50 years.

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Suspected Nazi Guard Demjanjuk Deported To Germany

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Deported by the United States, retired autoworker John Demjanjuk was carried in a wheelchair onto a jet that departed Monday evening for Germany, which wants to try him as an accessory to the murders of Jews and others at a Nazi death camp in World War II.

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Mexico-China Relations Bitter Over Flu

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Mexico's government on Sunday called China's treatment of its citizens unacceptable and said it would not participate in a Shanghai trade fair in a dispute over anti-swine flu measures adopted by the Asian giant.

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U.S. Nazi Guard Suspect Flown To Germany

Updated: 05/11/2009 - An airplane carrying suspected Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk took off from a Cleveland airport Monday night as U.S. officials deported him to Germany.

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US fires top general in Afghanistan as war worsens

Updated: 05/11/2009 - President Barack Obama fired the top U.S. general in Afghanistan on Monday, replacing him with a former special forces commander in a quest for a more agile, unconventional approach in a war that has gone quickly downhill.

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Katie Price and Peter Andre announce separation

Updated: 05/11/2009 - British model and television personality Katie Price, also known as Jordan, and her singer husband, Peter Andre, are to separate, according to a statement released Monday.

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Demjanjuk picked up for likely deportation to Germany

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk was removed from his Cleveland, Ohio-area home in the the presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Monday for an expected deportation to Germany.

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U.S. soldier kills 5 comrades in Iraq, officials say

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A U.S. soldier fired on his fellow troops at a counseling center at a base outside Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, U.S. officials said, killing five people in the worst such attack of the 6-year-old war.

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Pentagon: U.S. Soldier Kills 5 Comrades, 3 Hurt

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A Pentagon official says a U.S. soldier killed five fellow troops at American base in Baghdad. The five were killed in a shooting Monday afternoon, Baghdad time, at Camp Liberty near Baghdad International.

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Police: High-Ranking Iraqi Traffic Official KIlled

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Iraqi police say a high-ranking traffic police officer has been fatally shot in central Baghdad. Police say Brig. Gen. Abdul-Hussein al-Kadhoumi was driving a civilian car through al-Andalus square early Monday when he was cut off by two cars and sprayed with bullets.

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Floods Ease In Brazil, But 300,000-plus Homeless

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Floodwaters receded some in inundated towns across northern Brazil on Sunday, but the number of homeless rose above 300,000 and two people were missing after an overloaded canoe overturned in swift waters.

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Doctor Says Up To 1,000 Dead In Sri Lanka Shelling

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Two days of shelling across Sri Lanka's northern war zone killed at least 430 ethnic Tamil civilians — and likely as many as 1,000 — a government doctor in the area said Monday. The United Nations branded the attacks a "bloodbath."

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Sri Lanka Artillery Barrage Kills 378, Doctor Says

Updated: 05/10/2009 - An unrelenting hail of artillery in Sri Lanka's war zone killed at least 378 civilians, according to a government doctor who survived the attack as shells flew near the makeshift hospital. More than 100 of the victims were children, the U.N. said Sunday.

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