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Israel asks Arab visitors to open emails to search

Posted: 06/04/2012 - When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel's international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail and told her to "log in."

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US concerned by Azeri-Armenian tensions

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday kicked off three days of diplomacy in Europe's Caucasus, expressing concern about recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

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Libyan militia takes control of Tripoli airport

Posted: 06/04/2012 - A group of disgruntled militiamen took over the country's main airport on Monday, storming it with heavy machine guns and armored vehicles and forcing airport authorities to divert flights, a security official said.

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Afghan government praises dead British soldier

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The Afghan government on Monday praised a British soldier who was killed by militants during a successful mission to rescue a kidnapped Afghan police officer.

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Putin defends Russia's human rights record

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Under pressure from the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday defended his country's human rights record, claiming that Russia has no political prisoners

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UN nuke chief to meet with Iranian officials

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The U.N. nuclear agency chief on Monday announced new talks with Iran and urged it to sign a deal that would relaunch his long-stalled probe into suspicions that Tehran worked secretly on atomic arms

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Oddities in Chinese stock index evoke Tiananmen

Posted: 06/04/2012 - China's share benchmark has fallen afoul of the country's Internet censors by appearing to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

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Vatican criticizes US nun's book on sexuality

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The Vatican on Monday sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying it contradicted church teaching on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage.

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Soviet crooner 'Mr Trololo' dies in Russia

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Eduard Khil was a beloved Soviet crooner who won sudden international stardom two years ago when a 1976 video of him singing "trololo" instead of the song's censored words became a global Internet hit.

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NGO urges assistance to Syrian refugees

Posted: 06/04/2012 - A Washington-based NGO called on the world Monday to assist Syrian refugees, saying they are stretching the meager resources of Jordan and Lebanon and pose risks to their political stability.

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More advanced therapies are being aimed at cancer

Posted: 06/04/2012 - New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now.

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Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs

Updated: 06/04/2012 - The Vietnamese government on Monday agreed to open three new sites in the country for excavation by the United States to search for troop remains from the war.

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'24 Hours for Haiti' hits the open road

Updated: 06/04/2012 - It's a motorcycle challenge to raise money for the people of Haiti. The challenge is to complete a 1,000 mile ride in 24 hours and only stopping every 300 miles. Think you could do it? Well a few are giving it a try with a seasoned rider for the next 24 hours.

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Putin: will help find 'positive results' in Syria

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Russia wants to help U.N. envoy Kofi Annan achieve "positive results" and prevent an all-out civil war in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said in Germany on Friday.

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Annan 'impatient and frustrated' over Syria

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Saying he is "impatient and frustrated," special envoy Kofi Annan called on the Syrian president Friday to implement a U.N.-brokered peace plan following a horrific weekend massacre that killed more than 100 people.

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Irish voters approve EU deficit-fighting treaty

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Ireland's voters have agreed to ratify the European Union's deficit-fighting treaty with "yes" votes reaching 60 percent, substantial official results showed Friday.

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Report: Arab Spring increases migration to EU

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A new report says applications for asylum in the European Union increased 16.2 in 2011 over the previous year, in part because of turmoil surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East.

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Deal between 2 rebel groups in Mali still on

Posted: 06/01/2012 - The leader of a Tuareg separatist movement in northern Mali has denied reports that a deal the group signed with an Islamic rebel faction to work toward creation of an Islamic state in the region is off.

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NATO: Afghan insurgents attack coalition base

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A suicide car bomber and other insurgents attacked a U.S.-led coalition base Friday outside of Khost, the capital of Khost province in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said.

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New Honduras top cop once investigated in killings

Posted: 06/01/2012 - A 10-year-old report on Juan Carlos Bonilla Valladares, nicknamed "The Tiger," resurfaced in widely distributed emails and on a local website after he was named police chief May 21

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