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Greek public sector shuts down for 2-day strike

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Greek civil servants walked off their jobs Wednesday at the start of a two-day nationwide strike protesting planned job cuts required as part of the country's international bailout.

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Desperate thousands try to escape cut-off Acapulco

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Two of Mexico's largest airlines were running about two flights an hour from Acapulco's still-flooded international airport Tuesday, with priority for those with tickets, the elderly and families with young children.

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Powerful typhoon downgraded after lashing Japan

Posted: 09/17/2013 - Crews were cleaning up wrecked houses and assessing damage Tuesday in the wake of a powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving at least two people dead.

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UN confirms chemical weapons used in Syria

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The Syrian government's claims that opposition forces were responsible for the attack "cannot be simply shrugged off," Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin insisted.

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Shipwrecked Concordia hauled upright off Italy

Posted: 09/17/2013 - Engineers declared success on Tuesday as the Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright during an unprecedented, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany

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Why is France pushing so hard on Syria?

Posted: 09/17/2013 - As French President Francois Hollande keeps up the threat of military strikes against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, he isn't just acting as President Barack Obama's poodle, as some critics maintain.

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Syrian army accuses Turkey of escalating tensions

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The Syrian military on Tuesday accused Turkey of seeking to escalate tensions along the two nations' already volatile border by shooting down a Syrian military helicopter there the day before.

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Shipwrecked Concordia wrested off Italian reef

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012

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Australian leader appoints lone woman to Cabinet

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has rekindled the sexism accusations that have dogged his political career by naming only one woman — Foreign Minister Julie Bishop — to the 19-member Cabinet

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Powerful typhoon lashes Japan; thousands evacuate

Posted: 09/16/2013 - Typhoon Man-yi, packing wind speeds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 mph) Monday evening, was centered over the city of Miyako, about 550 kilometers (350 miles) north of Tokyo.

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Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate, kill 2 Afghans

Posted: 09/13/2013 - Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans.

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London police foil cyber bank robbers

Posted: 09/13/2013 - London police said Friday they arrested 12 men involved in a bold attempt to take control of a bank's computer in order to rob the institution.

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Kerry: Syria peace prospects ride on weapons talks

Updated: 09/13/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday that prospects for a resumption in the Syrian peace process are riding on the outcome of U.S.-Russian talks

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Military: Budget cuts threaten ops like Syria

Posted: 09/12/2013 - American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they'll find the money to fund the operation if needed.

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Somalia: Reports indicate American jihadi killed

Posted: 09/12/2013 - A rapping jihadi from Alabama who ascended the ranks of Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militant group high enough to attract a $5 million U.S. government bounty was killed Thursday

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Kerry set to test Russia on Syria weapons

Posted: 09/12/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Thursday morning to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria's chemical weapons.

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Lack of Assad alternatives hangs over Syria war

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The crisis over chemical weapons in Syria has underlined a central dilemma for the West as it tries to deal with the country's civil war — the lack of attractive alternatives to President Bashar Assad.

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Syrian rebels blast Russian offer on chemical arms

Posted: 09/12/2013 - The top rebel commander, Gen. Salim Idris, says regime officials should be referred to the International Criminal Court for the alleged Aug. 21 chemical attack near the Syrian capital that killed hundreds.

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'Little step' dance takes Brazil slums

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Sunlight seeps through holes in the roof, illuminating the graffiti-covered walls of an abandoned building where kids created a makeshift dance studio in Rio de Janeiro's Borel shantytown.

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