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Death toll in Haiti school collapse rises to 30

Updated: 11/07/2008 - A teacher at a hillside school in Haiti whose collapse has killed at least 30 people says the building was poorly reconstructed after it partly fell down eight years ago.

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Official: Brazilian coast flush with oil

Posted: 11/07/2008 - A top Brazilian oil official says there are between 50 billion and 70 billion barrels of oil in recently discovered offshore reserves.

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Israeli army invesigating alleged prisoner abuse

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Israeli military says it has launched an investigation after a local TV station aired video allegedly showing soldiers humiliating a bound and blindfolded Palestinian prisoner.

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UK police: man charged with having IEDs, Nazi book

Posted: 11/06/2008 - British police say they have charged a 43-year-old man with planning an act of terrorism and having two improvised explosive devices, timers, and a Nazi-themed handbook.

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US clamps down on Iran

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Bush administration has moved to clamp down on Tehran by barring financial institutions from routing certain money transfers through the United States on behalf of Iranian banks, Iran's government and others in that country.

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Prosecutor's laugh draws threat from judge

Posted: 11/06/2008 - An Army judge has threatened to discipline a prosecutor if he laughs again during the trial of a New York soldier charged with killing two superior officers in Iraq.

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Iran bans influential weekly magazine

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Iran's official news agency says that authorities banned a prominent weekly for going beyond topics it was supposed to cover.

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Iran's Ahmadinejad offers congratulations to Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Barak Obama on his election win -- the first time an Iranian leader has offered such wishes to a U.S. president-elect since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

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Court convicts Bosnian Serb in Srebrenica massacre

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Bosnia's top war crimes court says it has found a Bosnian Serb guilty of war crimes and sentenced him to seven years in prison. Three others accused of crimes against humanity were acquitted.

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Jewish family sues Germany for restitution

Posted: 11/06/2008 - An 82-year-old Holocaust survivor and his family are suing Germany for an extensive art collection Nazis seized and auctioned off during World War II.

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Egyptian protesters torch opposition headquarters

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Eyewitnesses say hundreds of protesters have stormed the headquarters of Egypt's most prominent opposition politician and set it on fire, injuring seven people.

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Iran sees US choppers near its frontiers

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Iran's military says U.S. helicopters have been flying too close to its border with Iraq and may even have crossed the frontier.

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Afghan president calls on Obama to stop civilian casualties

Posted: 11/05/2008 - The president of Afghanistan says it's his "first demand" for the new U.S. president: he wants an end to civilian casualties like those that reportedly took place when U.S. warplanes bombed a wedding party.

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