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NATO kills senior al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/29/2012 - The U.S.-led NATO force in Afghanistan killed al-Qaida's second-highest leader in the country in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province, the coalition said Tuesday.

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Qatar probes mall fire as young victims mourned

Posted: 05/29/2012 - Investigators in Qatar carried out their first extensive probes through a fire-ravaged daycare center and other charred areas inside the country's biggest mall Tuesday after a blaze that killed 19 people.

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Suu Kyi, in Myanmar since 1988, starts world tour

Posted: 05/29/2012 - With the installation of an elected government last year, and her party's own entrance into parliament this year, she can claim at least partial success for her long fight and feel the freedom to explore the world.

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Somali farmers rejoice at end of militant tax

Posted: 05/29/2012 - Since Afgoye's fall over the weekend, dozens of vehicles carrying fresh fruits and vegetables have traveled from Afgoye into the Somali capital.

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Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

Posted: 05/29/2012 - Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan's crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away.

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Curtains open wide in Myanmar, a crack in N. Korea

Posted: 05/29/2012 - For decades, they have been two of the world's most reclusive nations, but, the two nations have opened themselves up, allowing the world to peer behind the political curtains they had so laboriously erected.

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Explosion hits downtown Nairobi, 16 wounded

Posted: 05/28/2012 - An explosion ripped through a building full of small shops in downtown Nairobi on Monday, wounding at least 16 people, the police commissioner said.

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Lady Gaga sends love to Indonesian fans

Posted: 05/28/2012 - Lady Gaga told fans she was "devastated" at having to cancel her sold-out show in Indonesia following threats by Islamic hard-liners, who called her a "devil worshipper."

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Hurricane Bud roars toward Mexican coast

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Hurricane Bud continued to weaken early Friday as it headed toward a string of laid-back beach resorts and small mountain villages on Mexico's Pacific coast south of Puerto Vallarta.

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Egypt results point to deeply divisive runoff race

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The race for the second spot in the runoff was startlingly tight. Former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq appeared to be ahead. But a dark horse leftist candidate was close on his tail

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UN agency finds higher enrichment at Iranian site

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Inspectors have found traces of uranium enriched at an Iranian site to a level that is slightly closer to the threshold needed to arm nuclear missiles, the U.N. nuclear agency said Friday.

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Israeli archaeologists find rare ancient jewelry

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Israeli archaeologists have discovered a rare trove of 3,000-year-old jewelry, including a ring and earrings, hidden in a ceramic jug near the ancient city of Megiddo

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Everest climber skips summit, rescues friend

Posted: 05/25/2012 - An Israeli who rescued a distressed climber on Mount Everest instead of pushing onward to the summit said Friday that the man he helped, an American of Turkish origin, is like a brother to him.

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Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria are released

Posted: 05/25/2012 - A group of Lebanese Shiites who were kidnapped in Syria were released in good health Friday, three days after gunmen abducted the men as they returned from a religious pilgrimage, officials said.

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Thai king makes 1st trip outside Bangkok in years

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Thousands upon thousands of devoted Thais feted their 84-year-old monarch Friday on his first trip outside the capital in almost three years, a period marked by his ailing health and national political turmoil

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AU, Somali forces capture town outside Mogadishu

Posted: 05/25/2012 - Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, the spokesman for African Union forces, said the troops moved into Afgoye on Friday and that most of the town was under the coalition's control.

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