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Search ends for Japanese climbers on Mt. McKinley

Posted: 06/17/2012 - The National Park Service says it has permanently suspended efforts to recover the bodies of four Japanese climbers killed in an avalanche on Alaska's Mount McKinley.

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Lack of US aid to Syrian rebels 'shameful'

Posted: 06/17/2012 - Sen. John McCain says the lack of U.S. aid to Syrian rebels is "shameful," and that helping the opposition would be the biggest blow to Iran in 25 years.

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UK council lifts gag on 9-year-old food critic

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Her images of uninspiring school meals — one consisted of two croquettes, a plain cheeseburger, three slices of cucumber and a lollipop —drew international attention.

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Forest boy mystery solved; he's 20 and Dutch

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Berlin police said Friday that an English-speaking teenage boy allegedly called Ray who wandered into the city nine months ago saying he had been living in the forest for the last five years has been spinning a yarn.

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Egypt's Brotherhood pins hopes on presidency

Posted: 06/15/2012 - On the eve of Egypt's presidential run-off, the Muslim Brotherhood tried Friday to salvage its hopes for leadership, urging voters to turn out to back its candidate in the race

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Pharmacist's death highlights Greek plight

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Some Greek pharmacies will close on Friday, but not in protest against the relentless burden of austerity or the withering of state reimbursements for the drugs they sell

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4 Bosnian Serbs sentenced for Srebrenica killings

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Bosnia's war crimes court convicted four former Bosnian Serb soldiers on Friday of participating in the execution of hundreds of Srebrenica Muslims during the country's 1992-95 conflict

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In Kiev, a protest camp outside Euro 2012 fan zone

Posted: 06/15/2012 - If soccer fans aren't seeing enough action on the field in the European Championships, they can get a dose of rough-and-tumble Ukrainian politics near the fan zone in Kiev.

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US Olympic uniforms could shave time off sprints

Posted: 06/15/2012 - U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Summer Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off 100-meter sprint times.

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Following fallout from a Greek euro exit to the US

Posted: 06/15/2012 - Bankers, governments and investors are starting to prepare for Greece to stop using the euro as its currency, a move that could spread turmoil throughout the global financial system.

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Spain crisis deepens as borrowing rates soar

Posted: 06/14/2012 - The ratings agency Moody's downgraded Spain's sovereign debt three notches from A3 to Baa3 Wednesday night, leaving it just one grade above "junk status".

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Russian It Girl's path from parties to protests

Posted: 06/14/2012 - That's what the 30-year-old blond socialite and TV personality said when she began her unlikely foray into political activism by taking the stage at a huge anti-Putin rally in December.

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Egypt's court says parliament is dissolved

Posted: 06/14/2012 - Egypt's highest court on Thursday ordered the country's Islamist-dominated parliament dissolved, saying its election about six months ago was unconstitutional.

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Syria: Car bomb explodes in Damascus suburb

Posted: 06/14/2012 - A suicide bomber detonated his car packed with explosives in a Damascus suburb on Thursday, wounding 10 people and damaging one of Shiite Islam's holiest shrines, Syria's state-run news agency said.

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Uniform sought for Sept. 11 trial at Guantanamo

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The man who has called himself the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks is seeking to wear military-style clothing at his upcoming war crimes trial in Guantanamo, one of his attorneys said Wednesday.

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Ivory Coast: Coup plot by military exiles foiled

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Ivory Coast's interior minister says authorities have foiled a plot by military exiles loyal to the former president to overthrow the country's democratically elected government.

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With or without foreigners, tourism grows in Tibet

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Tibet is seeing a boom in Chinese visitors, meaning that the government's latest ban on foreigners following self-immolation protests against Beijing's rule has barely dented the region's tourism industry.

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Red Cross: 3 aid workers injured in Syria blast

Posted: 06/13/2012 - The group says the two Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and one ICRC staff member were traveling with other aid workers from Aleppo to Idlib when the blast hit their marked vehicles Wednesday.

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Conservatives: Greece must form govt this time

Posted: 06/13/2012 - Conservative leader Antonis Samaras said Wednesday, insisting that his country should stay in the eurozone and try to amend its international bailout deal to stimulate its moribund economy.

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Suu Kyi visits Europe for first time in 24 years

Posted: 06/13/2012 - She returns Wednesday the icon of Myanmar's democracy movement to a continent eager to hear from her whether the country's recent reforms truly spell the end of its cruel dictatorship.

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