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Italian Shipwreck Captain Faces Survivors in Court Hearing

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Francesco Schettino is accused of manslaughter, abandoning ship, causing shipwreck in the Costa Concordia disaster last January. A judge will decide what's admissible at a trial; three others being investigated are in court. 32 died in the coastal shipwreck.

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U.S. Says Iran is Behind Cyberattacks

Posted: 10/15/2012 - The United States believes that Iran is behind cyberattacks on American banks and the oil industry in the Middle East, officials said on Monday.

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Age May Be On Malala's Side In Gunshot Recovery

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting education for girls and criticizing militants, arrived Monday in the United Kingdom to receive specialized medical care.

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Indications Of Hope For Shot Pakistani Girl

Posted: 10/14/2012 - In Pakistan Saturday, chants of "Malala....we are with you," supporting 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai shot in the head on her way home from school. The Taliban claims responsibility for the assassination attempt four days ago. Doctors on Saturday saw signs of hope.

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Costa Concordia Captain Heads To Court

Posted: 10/14/2012 - This past January, the cruise ship Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the coast of Italy, killing 30 people and forcing 4,200 to abandon ship. The final salvage operations begin later this week as the captain heads to court, charged with manslaughter.

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Teen Who Posted Video On Bullying Found Dead

Posted: 10/13/2012 - Canada was in uproar Friday over a 15-year-old schoolgirl who was found dead, an apparent suicide, five weeks after she uploaded a video to YouTube describing years of bullying that drove her to drugs and alcohol.

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15 Dead In Pakistan Car Bombing

Posted: 10/13/2012 - A powerful car bomb went off outside the offices of pro-government tribal elders in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, police said.

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Positive Signs in Pakistani Girl's Recovery

Posted: 10/12/2012 - Two people are held in the shooting of Malala Yousufzai. The Taliban said it warned the girl to stop advocating for better educational opportunites for girls, and put out a hit squad to stop the teen's protest.

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Iraq and Russia Sign Weapons Deal

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Russia has agreed to sell $4.2 billion in arms to Iraq. An analyst says the deal with Russia is a sign that Iraq is looking beyond Washington for weapons.

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U.S. Warns Syria About Chemical Weapons

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Turkey's PM says his country is 'determined to stem the flow of arms' into Syria. The U.S. defense chief says 150 troops are in Jordan; Jordan denies an American presence. 210 people across Syria have been killed Thursday, according to rebels.

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Massive Toyota Recall Due To Faulty Window Switch

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch — the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker.

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U.S. Memo Warned Of High Risk Of Libya Violence

Posted: 10/09/2012 - A new memo suggests security in Libya was tenuous ahead of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

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New Details Of U.S. Ambassador Stevens' Final Hours

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Ambassador Chris Stevens was taken to a safe room, a bunker-like area inside the residence, shortly after an attack on the consulate began. One security agent brought him there and remained with him.

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Zetas Cartel Boss Killed in Mexico, His Body Snatched

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Mexico confirmed its forces killed the reputed boss of the ruthless Zetas cartel. A group of armed men stole Heriberto Lazcano's body from a funeral home. Mexican marines killed Lazcano in a shootout Sunday in a small town in northern Mexico.

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U.S. Embassy In Libya Sought Extension Of 'Essential' Security Team

Posted: 10/08/2012 - "Given the unstable security environment, projected staffing increases, lack of physical and technical security upgrades in place and continued high volume of VIP visits, Embassy Tripoli requests an extension" of the security support team for four months, which "will allow us to implement the security transition plans recommended by the Department," reads the February 28 document.

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