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India Evacuates 5,000 Ahead of Cyclone Nilam

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Cyclone Nilam is packing winds of up to 60 mph. People in low-lying areas of Tamil Nadu state were evacuated. A storm surge is expected to flood some regions.

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Turkey Police Crack Down ON Kurds

Posted: 10/31/2012 - About 200 Kurdish demonstrators marched up a narrow Istanbul street behind a large banner that said "political prisoners are our pride, we will not stay silent over the deaths in prison."

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Radical Group's Assistance Turned Down By U.S.

Updated: 10/31/2012 - As residents of the U.S. Northeast grapple with the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy, an offer of assistance has come from an unlikely quarter: the leader of a radical Muslim group in Pakistan that Washington has branded a terrorist group.

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Qatar Accuses Syria's Regime of Conducting Genocide

Posted: 10/30/2012 - State media reports an air force general was assassinated in Damascus. The crisis in Syria is "a license to kill by the Syrian government," says Qatari prime minister.

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Sandy's Impact: State By State

Posted: 10/30/2012 - The storm made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey on Monday night, but its mammoth size affected a much wider area -- and continued to do so as it shuffled northward toward Canada, leaving at least 33 U.S. deaths in its wake.

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U.S. Sailor Found Dead at Train Station in Japan

Posted: 10/29/2012 - The sailor is found on a station platform. Police are investigating the death as either an accident or a crime. It comes after the U.S. military imposed a curfew on troops in Japan.

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Bolivia Weighs Regulating Social Media

Posted: 10/29/2012 - A top Bolivian official has a stern warning for those who criticize President Evo Morales on social networks: He's watching what they say, and taking names.

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Powerful Storm Kills At Least 30 in Philippines, Vietnam

Posted: 10/29/2012 - Tropical Storm Son-Tinh had already killed at least 27 people in the Philippines. More than a thousand rescue workers have been deployed in Vietnam. Helicopters are on standby to search for an oil rig adrift from its towboats.

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China Passes Mental Health Law To Curb Unnecessary Hospitalizations

Posted: 10/29/2012 - China's legislature on Friday passed a long-awaited mental health law that aims to prevent people from being involuntarily held and unnecessarily treated in psychiatric facilities - abuses that have been used against government critics and triggered public outrage.

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At Least 40 Killed in Afghan Mosque Explosion

Posted: 10/26/2012 - At least 40 people have been killed in the suicide blast, and the death toll is likely to climb given the size and timing of the blast, according to a spokesman. The explosion occurred as worshipers were leaving morning prayers.

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No One Will Be Awarded Armstrong's Tour de France Titles

Posted: 10/26/2012 - In the latest fallout from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Tour de France makes it official. There will be no winners for Tour de France from 1998 to 2005, when Armstrong claimed his 7 tour titles.

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Ex-Italian Leader Lands 4-Year Prison Term for Tax Evasion

Posted: 10/26/2012 - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi calls sentence "political" and he's likely to appeal the sentence handed down by a Milan court. He resigned as prime minister in November over his country's debt crisis.

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Some In Benghazi Raid, Now Tied to alQaeda in Iraq

Posted: 10/24/2012 - If U.S. intelligence is accurate, it would be the second al Qaeda affiliate linked to the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. (Photo from Reuters News Service.)

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Hurricane Sandy Pounds Jamaica, Eyes U.S.

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Hurricane Sandy pounded Jamaica with heavy rain and a powerful storm surge as it headed for landfall Wednesday near the country's most populous city on a track that would carry it across the Caribbean island to Cuba, and then pose a possible threat to Florida. At least one person in nearby Haiti was killed after being swept away by a rushing river.

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Italian Scientists Convicted For Not Warning About Deadly 2009 Quake

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Defying assertions that earthquakes cannot be predicted, an Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of manslaughter Monday for failing to adequately warn residents before a temblor struck central Italy in 2009 and killed more than 300 people.

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Rare Marburg Virus Kills 5 In Uganda

Posted: 10/22/2012 - Five people in Uganda are dead after contracting a rare disease that is related to the Ebola virus, officials confirmed on Monday.

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Former Sen. George McGovern, Dead At Age 90

Updated: 10/21/2012 - George McGovern, South Dakota's outspoken liberal who served in the U.S. Senate and House for more than two decades, and 1972 presidential nominee, died Sunday at the age of 90.

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Luxembourg Royals Tie Knot At The Altar

Posted: 10/20/2012 - Luxembourg Prince Guillaume and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy have put the finishing touches on their two-day wedding extravaganza with a religious ceremony at the tiny duchy's Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Pilgrims Evacuated From Flood-Threatened Lourdes

Posted: 10/20/2012 - French rescue services and police are evacuating hundreds of pilgrims from hotels threatened by floodwaters from a rain-swollen river in the Roman Catholic shrine town of Lourdes.

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