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UK's Cameron to face media ethics inquiry

Posted: 06/08/2012 - British media ethics inquiry said Friday that Prime Minister David Cameron will give evidence next week, amid questions over his ties to a number of suspects in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal.

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Putin's hard line against protests to be tested

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Putin's strategy faces a major test on Tuesday when the opposition plans its first mass demonstration since he began his third presidential term on May 7.

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Spain: Bailout decision could come within weeks

Posted: 06/08/2012 - Spain could decide this month to ask for a bailout for its troubled banking sector, a step that would make it the fourth country in the 17-member eurozone to seek help since the EU debt crisis broke out.

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Philippine leader seeks US assurance on defense

Posted: 06/08/2012 - The Philippine president has come to the White House seeking assurance of U.S. military help should the Southeast Asian ally face attack by rising power China over its conflicting maritime claims.

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Red Cross: 7 killed in north Nigeria blast

Posted: 06/08/2012 - The blast occurred Friday around noon in front of the headquarters' gate after officers prevented the bomber from entering the compound, said Borno State police chief Bala Hassan

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Putin's hard line against protests to be tested

Posted: 06/08/2012 - A new law awaiting President Vladimir Putin's signature raises fines for participating in unauthorized protests 150-fold, to nearly the average annual salary in Russia.

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US braces for tsunami debris, but impact unclear

Posted: 06/08/2012 - More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.

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In China, 1 in 10 TB cases are drug-resistant

Posted: 06/07/2012 - One in 10 cases of tuberculosis in China cannot be treated by the most commonly-used drugs, driven by a lack of testing and misuse of medicine.

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Official: Dock found in Ore. is debris from Japan

Posted: 06/07/2012 - A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year's tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday.

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US official: Al-Qaida No. 2 killed by US drone

Updated: 06/05/2012 - The death of Abu Yahya al-Libi is a significant blow to the terror network, which has lost a string of top leaders at the hands of the American drone program.

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Nigeria morgue scene of sorrow after plane crash

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Anxious families and diplomats crowded into a hospital in Lagos on Tuesday and tried to identify corpses from a plane crash that killed the 153 people aboard the airliner and an unknown number of others on the ground.

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Queen Elizabeth II's reign: 60 years of milestones

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Her 60 year reign began amid gloomy post-World War II austerity, but Queen Elizabeth II has seen social and technological changes transform the world from her seat on Britain's throne.

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More than 20 detained in Moscow over rally protest

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Police on Tuesday detained at least two dozen people protesting outside the Russian parliament as it debated a controversial bill that would raise fines 150-fold for people taking part in unsanctioned rallies.

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Pope's butler formally questioned in leaks probe

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The pope's butler was formally questioned Tuesday in the investigation into the leaks of the pope's papers, a scandal that represents one of the gravest security breaches in recent Vatican history.

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China tells US to stop reporting Beijing's bad air

Updated: 06/05/2012 - China told foreign embassies Tuesday to stop publishing their own reports on air quality in the country, escalating its objections to a popular U.S. Embassy Twitter feed that tracks pollution in Beijing.

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Officials: CIA drone targets al-Qaida's No. 2

Posted: 06/05/2012 - A CIA drone strike Monday targeted al-Qaida's second in command, Abu Yahia al-Libi, in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said.

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