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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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Africans, Kenyans hail win for "son of the soil"

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. has brought scenes of jubilation to parts of Africa, especially in the western Kenyan village where Obama's late father was born.

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20 dead in German bus accident

Posted: 11/04/2008 - A German official says 20 people were killed and another dozen injured in a tour bus accident Tuesday night near the city of Hannover in northern Germany.

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Israeli troops clash with Gaza militants

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Palestinian and Israeli officials say troops and Gaza militants are clashing along the Gaza border in first such battle since a June truce.

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US offers to airlift 4,000 Darfur peacekeepers

Posted: 11/03/2008 - The U.S. envoy for Africa says Washington is ready to airlift equipment and as many as 4,000 peacekeepers -- including Ethiopians and Egyptians -- for the joint U.N.-African Union mission to Darfur.

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Algeria, Tunisia ban French magazine

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Officials say Algeria and Tunisia have banned this week's issue of a French magazine deemed prejudicial to Islam. That follows Morocco, which banned the magazine L'Express International last week.

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Iraq, Iran to swap bodies from war

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Iraq's government spokesman says Iraq and Iran have agreed to exchange bodies of soldiers killed during the eight-year Iran-Iraq war.

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