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Dalai Lama Arrives for 5-Day Visit to Germany

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The Dalai Lama arrived Thursday for a five-day tour of Germany, where his last visit sent German-Chinese relations into a spiral. This time, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will not be meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is on a trip to Latin America.

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Lohengrin' Cheered In Geneva After Opening-Night Boos

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Daniel Slater's new production of "Lohengrin" wasn't necessarily vintage Wagner, but it deserves praise as a thoughtful and tasteful take on the medieval legend — and certainly none of the boos it received on opening night.

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Jolie, Pregnant With Twins, Stays Cool At Cannes

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Angelina Jolie, pregnant with twins, has some secrets for staying serene at the Cannes Film Festival: get her partner, Brad Pitt, to baby-sit, and wear comfy shoes on the red carpet.

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Actor John Phillip Law, Angel In 'Barbarella,' Dies At 70

Posted: 05/15/2008 - John Phillip Law, the strikingly handsome 1960s movie actor who portrayed an angel in the futuristic "Barbarella" and a lovesick Russian seaman in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming," has died. He was 70.

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Only 2 New Shows On Fox Network In The Fall

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Fox will bring only two new series on the air in the fall, traditionally its slow season, but plans flashy two-hour season premieres of four programs during the same August week as the Democratic National Convention.

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Hezbollah Shows Might In Lebanon, But Faces Limits

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Hezbollah has proven it can force Lebanon's U.S.-backed government to cave in on key issues. But the Shiite militant group's power is not absolute — the government is still in place and Hezbollah has lost support among the people by turning its guns on them.

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Iraqi Forces Mount Al-Qaida Hunt In Mosul

Posted: 05/15/2008 - U.S. and Iraqi troops moved against al-Qaida on two separate fronts Thursday, with house-to-house searches in Mosul and an operation in the desert to stanch the flow of insurgents and weapons to that northern city.

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Long Wait For Medical Care After China Quake

Posted: 05/15/2008 - After 11-year-old Zhang Jiazhi crawled free of the rubble that remained of his middle school, his parents began a 20-hour ordeal to get medical care for their son, whose arms were crushed to a pulp.

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Survivors From Apartment Building Recount Quake

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Tang Xiaomin had just left her fourth-floor apartment to buy groceries when the building started crumbling around her. An upstairs neighbor was thrown against the kitchen table and grabbed her purse before rushing out. Another resident, who was expecting a baby, was resting and became trapped.

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LA Jury Convicts Hollywood Private Eye In Racketeering Case

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A Hollywood private investigator was convicted Thursday on charges that he schemed to dig up dirt for his well-heeled clients to use in lawsuits, divorces and contract disputes against the rich and famous.

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Beijing Reports First Child Virus Death

Posted: 05/15/2008 - China's capital reported Wednesday its first death from the hand, foot and mouth disease virus that has sickened tens of thousands of children across the country and killed at least 42 people.

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Exercise May Protect Girls From Future Breast Cancer

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Get your daughters off the couch: New research shows exercise during the teen years - starting as young as age 12 - can help protect girls from breast cancer when they're grown. Middle-aged women have long been advised to get active to lower their risk of breast cancer after menopause.

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Doctors Told To Check Up On Heart Device Patients

Posted: 05/15/2008 - People with implanted heart devices need closer follow-up care, an international panel of heart specialists recommended Wednesday in the first guidelines for monitoring this rapidly growing group of patients.

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