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Suu Kyi gets ovation at first international speech

Posted: 06/01/2012 - Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi basked in a long-overdue standing ovation at her first speech before an international audience Friday, but quickly shifted the focus from herself to Myanmar's many needs.

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Musicians play to set record atop Himalayan peak

Posted: 06/01/2012 - They even had an audience — 15 other trekkers paid $10 each to watch the musicians perform for 40 minutes at the summit of 6,654-meter (21,825-foot) high Mera Peak, which is close to Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse.

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Lawsuit says deputies beat man into coma

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Minick's wife and mother say in their lawsuit that the 39-year-old was brutally beaten while restrained in a closed room on the seventh floor of Metro General Hospital.

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Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre

Posted: 05/31/2012 - A news conference Thursday by Qassem Jamal Ihsan, who headed the government's investigation into the massacre, was the most detailed response by the regime since the massacre began late Friday.

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Euro setup is unsustainable, ECB chief warns

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Mario Draghi said Thursday that the crisis had exposed the inadequacy of the financial and economic framework set up for the euro monetary union launched in 1999.

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Ireland votes on Europe's deficit-fighting treaty

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Ireland's debt-burdened voters confronted an existential dilemma Thursday as they decided in a referendum whether to ratify the European Union's deficit-fighting treaty

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Police think Canada body parts suspect is overseas

Posted: 05/31/2012 - A Canadian porn actor suspected of mailing body parts from a dismembered corpse to the Conservative and Liberal party headquarters after making a video of the killing might have fled North America

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Bedouins free 2 US tourists abducted in Egypt

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Two American tourists abducted by Bedouins in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were released unharmed Thursday following negotiations between local tribesmen and the kidnappers, a security official said.

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US: Concerns for American hunger striker in Dubai

Posted: 05/31/2012 - The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi also raised questions about whether Zack Shahin is being singled out for harsh treatment compared with other financial crime suspects in the UAE.

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Nepal Supreme Court judge killed, 2 people wounded

Posted: 05/31/2012 - Motorcycle-riding assailants shot and killed a Supreme Court judge under investigation for allegedly taking bribes as he headed to work in the Nepalese capital Thursday, police said.

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Judges sentence Charles Taylor to 50 years

Posted: 05/30/2012 - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was sentenced to 50 years imprisonment Wednesday for arming and supporting murderous rebels in Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds."

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Israel's Barak: Weigh 'unilateral action'

Posted: 05/30/2012 - Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a high-profile security conference on Wednesday that inaction is not an option and Israel cannot wait forever to reach an accord.

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UN: Civilian deaths drop 36 percent in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/30/2012 - The senior U.N. envoy for the country, Jan Kubis, called the trend promising but cautioned that too many civilians were still being caught up in the violence as insurgents fight Afghan and foreign forces.

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Rio's housing prices spell trouble in paradise

Updated: 05/30/2012 - Rio's property boom is a reversal of fortune for a city that had been in steep decline since 1960, when Brazil moved its capital from the Marvelous City to the red-dirt plateau of Brasilia, and businesses fled.

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Iraq president rebuffs move to unseat premier

Updated: 05/30/2012 - Lawmakers say a broad alliance of political opponents of the Iraqi prime minister has failed to persuade the country's president to take a first step toward unseating the premier.

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Iran: 'Flame' virus fight began with oil attack

Posted: 05/30/2012 - Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures — cutting off Internet links to Iran's Oil Ministry, rigs and the hub for nearly all the country's crude exports.

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