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Israeli PM: Militants fired from UN compound

Posted: 01/15/2009 - Israel's prime minister says the Israeli military fired artillery shells at a U.N. compound in Gaza after militants opened fire from the location.

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Israel charges Palestinian reporters on Gaza story

Posted: 01/14/2009 - Israel has charged two Palestinian journalists working for an Iranian TV station with passing classified information to the enemy, alleging they reported the beginning of the ground incursion into Gaza while the information was still under military censorship.

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Noriega fights extradition before appeals court

Posted: 01/14/2009 - A panel of appeals judges is questioning whether former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega should be taken to France to face trial on money laundering charges.

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Police arrest top mobster

Posted: 01/14/2009 - News reports say Italian police have arrested a top Mafia fugitive who had eluded capture earlier this week by climbing through a trap door and into a sewer below his hideout.

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Israeli official plans 'decisive' talks in Egypt

Posted: 01/13/2009 - The Israeli Defense Ministry says the point man in efforts to reach a cease-fire with Hamas is headed to Egypt later this week for what officials call decisive talks.

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Workers protest layoffs at Brazil GM plant

Posted: 01/13/2009 - A union spokesman says workers at a General Motors plant in Brazil are staging slowdowns to protest the layoff of 800 temporary workers.

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Taylor's son gets 97 years in prison for torture

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor will serve 97 years in prison for torture after being convicted in the first case under a U.S. law against atrocities overseas.

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Putin: Russia will charge Ukraine market gas price

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Russia will charge Ukraine full market price for natural gas and will agree to pay a higher, market-based fee to ship that gas over Ukrainian pipelines.

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Italian climbers stranded high on Argentine peak

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Rescuers are trying to reach four Italian mountain climbers and their Argentine guide after they became trapped by a storm at 22,000 feet (6,700 meters) just below the summit of the highest peak in the Americas.

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Rice extends UN visit amid Gaza truce debate

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is extending a visit to New York to participate in discussions at the United Nations over an Egyptian-French proposal for a cease-fire to end ongoing violence in Gaza.

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Obama wax figure free for Yanks in London Jan. 20

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Stuck in Britain on Inauguration Day? Madame Tussauds, the London waxwork museum, is offering U.S. tourists the chance to see their new president up close for free.

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Pakistani president calls for foreign support, not troops

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Pakistan's president says his country and neighboring Afghanistan need more support from foreign allies to win the battle against extremist militias. But he says the two countries do not need more foreign troops.

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