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Saudis to send 2 women to London Games

Posted: 07/12/2012 - Olympic officials tell The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia will send female athletes to the games for the first time at the London Olympics.

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Opposition: Syria's Iraq ambassador has defected

Posted: 07/11/2012 - The Syrian ambassador to Iraq has defected and will seek asylum in Turkey, the most senior diplomat to abandon the regime since the uprising against President Bashar Assad began 16 months ago

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Suicide attack on Yemen police cadets kills 10

Posted: 07/11/2012 - A suspected al-Qaida suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a crowd of Yemeni police cadets as they were leaving their academy Wednesday, killing at least 10 of them, according to security officials.

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UK: 3,500 more troops assigned to Olympics

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Britain put an extra 3,500 military personnel on standby Wednesday to protect venues at the London Olympics, after a private contractor said it may not be able to provide enough security guards on time.

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Vast wealth didn't shield the Rausings from drugs

Posted: 07/11/2012 - When Eva Rausing approached the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square four years ago to deal with a routine passport matter, she had to pass through British security.

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In historic visit, Clinton reaches out to Laos

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Clinton met with the communist government's prime minister and foreign minister in the capital of Vientiane on Wednesday, part of a weeklong diplomatic tour of Southeast Asia.

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Egypt lawmakers defy ban as political heat rises

Posted: 07/10/2012 - Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament opened a new front in the country's leadership showdowns Tuesday by meeting in defiance of orders that disbanded the chamber

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EU extends Spain's deficit timeline by 1 year

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The EU worked towards stabilizing Spain's finances Tuesday as it backed up the blueprint for the country's €100 billion bank bailout plan with plans to grant the country an extra year to cut its budget deficit.

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Judge OKs rooftop missiles during London Olympics

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The defense ministry says the missiles, capable of shooting down a hijacked aircraft, are a key piece in the elaborate jigsaw of security for the London Olympics, which start July 27.

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Arafat's widow wants French probe into his death

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The widow of Yasser Arafat will file a legal complaint in France asking authorities to investigate her husband's death, about which she has recently raised new suspicions, her lawyer said Tuesday.

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Inmates in Brazilian jail cycle to freedom

Posted: 07/10/2012 - Brazilian inmate Ronaldo da Silva was making an escape of a sort as he hopped on a bicycle and pedaled furiously, clocking up several miles (kilometers) before jumping off.

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Mexico's old ruling party falls short of majority

Posted: 07/10/2012 - The Institutional Revolutionary Party, which held Mexico's presidency for 71 years, has been declared the winner of the July 1 presidential elections, marking its first return to the presidency since 2000.

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Egypt's top court says ruling on parliament final

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Egypt's highest court insisted Monday that its ruling that led to the dissolution of the Islamist-dominated parliament was final and binding, setting up a showdown with the country's newly elected president.

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Greece: Deputy minister quits over debt talks

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A deputy labor minister resigned on Monday from Greece's new coalition government, saying it should have pressed harder to renegotiate the terms of the country's bailout agreements.

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North Korean woman at Kim's side sparks curiosity

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A mysterious young woman appearing at the side of North Korea's new leader is the subject of speculation she could be Kim Jong Un's younger sister or even wife, but Pyongyang has released no details.

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Verdict near in trial of Israeli ex-premier

Posted: 07/09/2012 - An Israeli court will deliver a verdict Tuesday in the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, capping a five-year saga that has plunged the country into uncharted legal waters.

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52 Cambodia deaths tied to common child illness

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A deadly form of a common childhood illness has been linked to many of the mysterious child deaths in Cambodia that caused alarm, health officials said Monday.

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