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UN chief says 100,000 refugees trapped in Congo

Posted: 11/11/2008 - The U.N. secretary-general is calling for an immediate cease-fire to urgently help at least 100,000 refugees cut off by fighting in rebel-held areas north of Goma in eastern Congo.

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France: 10 hostages taken off Cameroon freed

Posted: 11/11/2008 - France's government says seven French citizens and three Africans who were taken hostage from a tugboat off the coast of Cameroon late last month have been freed.

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Bolivia asks U.S. to extradite ex-president

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Bolivian officials say they have formally asked the United States to extradite former President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, who ordered a military crackdown on 2003 riots in which at least 60 people died.

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Husband's coffin kills woman in Brazil

Posted: 11/11/2008 - Police say a woman has died on the way to a cemetery when a traffic accident hurled her husband's coffin against the back of her neck.

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Residents attack Chinese police after man dies

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Thousands of angry residents in southern China have attacked police after an officer threw his radio at a man on a motorcycle who then crashed into a pole and died.

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Mexican police mistakenly shoot family

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Mexican officials say police mistakenly opened fire on a family of six after confusing their vehicle with a getaway car being used by armed robbers.

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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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