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Sri Lankan rebel aircraft attack near Colombo

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Sri Lankan rebels have staged a brazen airstrike on a power station on the outskirts of the island nation's capital, plunging the city into darkness.

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Syria orders US school, cultural center closed

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The Syrian government has ordered that an American school and a U.S. cultural center in Damascus be closed in response to a deadly raid by U.S. helicopters near the Syrian border with Iraq.

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Israel's Netanyahu launches campaign

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu has opened his campaign for prime minister by staking out a hardline position toward Syria and the Palestinians.

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U.S. chopper down in Afghanistan

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Military officials in Afghanistan say an exchange of gunfire preceded today's insurgent shootdown of an American helicopter in the central part of the country.

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Interbank lending improvements slow

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Lending rates among banks in the U.S. and Europe have edged barely lower Monday, suggesting concerns over global economic growth are keeping credit conditions tight.

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Police officer charged in Russian journalist death

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Russian investigators say a police officer has been charged with accidentally shooting a journalist held in custody in the troubled southern province of Ingushetia.

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Peru, Ecuador meet goals to develop border zone

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Peru's foreign minister says Peru and Ecuador have each met a US$1.5 billion investment goal to develop their shared border zone, in compliance with a 1998 peace accord that put to rest a dispute over the region.

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Al-Qaida in Iraq focused on outside attacks

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Al-Qaida in Iraq's leader says in a new audiotape that his group is focused on attacks outside Iraq and seems to claim responsibility for the June 2007 attack on Glasgow International Airport.

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UN chief urges nuclear powers to cut arsenals

Posted: 10/24/2008 - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging the nuclear powers to start negotiations on eliminating atomic weapons and begin talks to assure non-nuclear nations that they will not be attacked.

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