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Typhoon Slams Into Storm-Ravaged Philippines

Posted: 12/03/2012 - Typhooon Bopha hit the southern Phillipine island of Mindanao early Tuesday. The Philippine weather agency warns of flash floods, landslides and possible storm surge. The typhoon comes almost a year after a storm killed more than 1,200 people on Mindanao.

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Bopha Grows Stronger As It Draws Close To Philippines

Posted: 12/03/2012 - The Philippines waited in darkness late Monday for the arrival of a menacing typhoon that grew even stronger as it closed in, heightening fears that it could be even worse than a 2011 storm that killed more than 1,200 people.

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7 Missing In Japan Highway Tunnel Collapse

Posted: 12/02/2012 - At least seven people were feared missing Sunday after about 150 concrete panels fell from the roof of a tunnel on the main highway linking Tokyo with central Japan.

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Syrian Rebels Challenge Assad Regime In the Skies

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Rebels make progress against Syrian air might. Still, much of their weaponry is outdated. They are producing instructional videos for use of military hardware.

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Palestinian State Gets A Status Upgrade in UN

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Thursday's vote was 138 delegates in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions at the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supports the new status, which elevates their non-member status from "observer entity" to "observer state." The United States and Israel remain opposed.

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Bodies Found in Boat Drifting Off Japan

Posted: 11/29/2012 - A wooden boat was found drifting off western side of Japan, with decomposing bodies inside. Ship could've come from Korea as it had faint markings.

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Palestinians Take Their Strategy And Case to the UN

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Hillary Clinton says only negotiations will lead to a two-state solution. New resolution aims to raise Palestinian status to non-member observer. Several European countries back effort, but U.S., UK and Israel do not. Palestinians lost statehood effort in 2011 when proposition failed Security Council vote

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3 Managers Arrested After Deadly Bangladesh Factory Fire

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Three managers at a Bangladeshi clothing factory were arrested and accused of locking a main gate of the facility hampering people trying to flee a weekend inferno that killed more than 100 workers, police said.

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Women Undergoing Foot Surgery To Fit Into Heels Better

Posted: 11/28/2012 - After Dr. Hillary Brenner completed a toe shortening procedure for a patient who was constantly in pain, she noticed an influx of women asking her to provide toe shortening services for themselves -- for completely cosmetic purposes. She's turned them all down.

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Iran: Nuclear Enrichment Advances With "Intensity"

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Iran will step up its uranium enrichment program by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel, a senior official said Wednesday, in direct defiance of Western demands.

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Egyptian Court Stops Work To Protest Morsi Move

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Egypt's two highest appeals courts suspended their work Wednesday to protest presidential decrees that gave the country's Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi nearly absolute powers, state television reported.

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