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Israel lists names of 26 Palestinians to be freed

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Israel on Monday published the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners who are to be released this week as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to a resumption of Mideast negotiations.

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Argentine government loses ground in primary vote

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Cristina Fernandez failed the first electoral test of her second term on Sunday as ruling party candidates trailed opponents across Argentina's most populous provinces

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Hungarian charged with Nazi-era war crimes dies

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Laszlo Csatary, a former police officer indicted in June by Hungarian authorities for abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died. He was 98.

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US orders diplomats out of Lahore, Pakistan

Posted: 08/09/2013 - The move was not related to the threat of an al-Qaida attack that prompted Washington to close temporarily 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa, U.S. officials said.

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2 charged in deadly Canada cyberbullying case

Posted: 08/09/2013 - Two young men were arrested in the cyberbullying case of a 17-year-old Canadian girl who killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted circulated online.

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Simple Mexico home of surrealist opens to public

Posted: 08/09/2013 - Down a narrow, dead-end street in a middle-class neighborhood of Mexico City, a three-story brick house with white window frames gives up no hint of the bizarre, even shocking images that were dreamed up inside.

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Greek premier to meet Obama, talk economic crisis

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The State Department says the U.S. will offer support for Greece's efforts to emerge from a deep economic crisis during the Greek prime minister's visit to Washington.

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Mandela chose to quit, while Mugabe stays put

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The question for any leader with the leverage of popular sentiment or the backing of security forces and other state institutions is: When is it time to quit?

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Disputes lead Obama to back out of Russian summit

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The common ground between the U.S. and Russia — and Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin — has been shrinking steadily in spite of the much-touted "reset" of relations between the old Cold War foes

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Mortars hit Damascus area as Assad attends prayers

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the same area of the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday.

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Mortars hit Damascus area as Assad attends prayers

Posted: 08/08/2013 - Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the same area of the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday.

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Muslims celebrate Eid with prayers, feasts

Posted: 08/08/2013 - In Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, throngs of believers made their way to mosques donning brand new clothes to kick off the start of Eid al-Fitr.

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Egypt's coup puts fearful Christians in a corner

Posted: 08/08/2013 - It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting "Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians."

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AP sources: First charges filed in Benghazi attack

Posted: 08/07/2013 - The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials said Tuesday.

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Big fire, slow response: Kenya airport hall gutted

Posted: 08/07/2013 - A massive fire destroyed the arrivals hall at Kenya's main international airport early Wednesday, forcing the closure of East Africa's largest airport and the rerouting of all inbound flights.

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Chinese judges punished in prostitution scandal

Posted: 08/07/2013 - Two top Shanghai judges and another court official caught on videotape apparently taking prostitutes to hotel rooms have been stripped of their Communist Party membership and will likely lose their jobs.

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Python kills boys, 5 and 7, as they sleep

Posted: 08/06/2013 - A python escaped from its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, apparently slithered through a ventilation system into an upstairs apartment and killed two young boys as they slept, police said Monday.

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Scientists serve up lab-made burger from cow cells

Posted: 08/05/2013 - Mark Post, whose team at Maastricht University developed the burger after five years of research, hopes making meat in labs could eventually help solve the food crisis and fight climate change.

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State Dept: Posts in 19 countries to remain closed

Posted: 08/05/2013 - Amid online "chatter" about terror threats, U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said.

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HRW: Syrian missiles kill hundreds of civilians

Posted: 08/05/2013 - The Syrian military is firing ballistic missiles into populated areas where it is battling rebels, killing hundreds of civilians in recent months, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

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Verdicts expected in Turkish coup plot trial

Posted: 08/05/2013 - The ruling caps a five-year trial that has been a central drama in tensions between the country's secular elite and Erdogan's Islamic-oriented Justice and Development Party.

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