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US officials: 2 Americans killed in India attacks

Posted: 11/28/2008 - The State Department says at least two Americans died in the terrorist attacks in India and more were injured. The U.S. is sending investigators to India to help unravel who is behind the bloody assaults that killed at least 150 people.

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Plan for US diplomats in Iran shelved: Rice

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says a decision on whether to send U.S. diplomats to Iran for the first time in three decades will be left to President-elect Barack Obama's administration.

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Iraqi parliament postpones vote on US security pact

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Iraq's parliament had been expected to vote on a security agreement with the United States today, but that's been postponed until tomorrow as political factions try to come up with a deal to get it passed with a broader majority.

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Spain: Militant plotted attack on America's Cup

Posted: 11/26/2008 - A judge has charged the suspected leader of the Basque separatist group ETA with plotting an attack on the America's Cup sailing race last year in Valencia, Spain.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader: no progress in talks

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Zimbabwe's opposition leader says talks aimed at resolving his country's political crisis are making no progress and that former South African President Thabo Mbeki should step down as mediator.

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Russia test-fires new ballistic missile

Posted: 11/26/2008 - A spokesman for Russia's Strategic Missile Forces says the military has test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Opponents of cluster bombs speak out in Norway

Posted: 11/26/2008 - Opponents of cluster bombs say a treaty expected to be finalized by more than 100 countries next week in Norway's capital could shame non-signers like the U.S., Russia and China into also shelving the weapons.

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2 US servicemen killed in Iraq shooting

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The U.S. military says two American troops have been killed after coming under small-arms fire while distributing humanitarian aid in northern Iraq.

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5 prosecuted for violating Egypt reporting ban

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Egypt's state-owned news agency says two editors and three journalists will be tried for violating a gag rule on the trial of a Egyptian tycoon accused of ordering the murder of a Lebanese pop star.

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Armenia wins gold in Chess Olympiad

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Armenia has won the gold medal of the Chess Olympiad by defeating China 2.5-1.5 in the 11th and final round.

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Ford to close Spanish plant for 3 weeks

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Ford Motor Co. says it will idle its plant in Valencia, Spain for 21 days because of slumping demand in a move that will affect over 5,000 workers.

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New bluefin tuna fishing quota criticized

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Environmental groups say a new quota for the commercial fishing of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean will threaten the fish's survival.

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