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US woman killed in Yemen embassy attack

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The State Department has confirmed that a young American woman and her Yemeni husband were killed in a terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.

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EU seeks tighter slaughterhouse rules

Posted: 09/18/2008 - The European Union says it will consider toughening slaughterhouse rules across the continent to reduce the pain of the killings.

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Plane carrying IBWC officials found in Mexico

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The U.S. Border Patrol says it has found a plane carrying two International Boundary and Water Commission officials and two others in a rugged section of the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico.

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6,200 Chinese babies ill, 3 dead from tainted milk

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Chinese government is sending out thousands of inspectors to monitor baby-milk producers amid a dramatic rise in the number of babies sickened by tainted formula.

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Magnitude-5 quake jolts Iran's Qeshm island

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Iran's Seismological Center says a magnitude-5 earthquake has cut electricity and caused panic on Iran's Qeshm island in the Persian Gulf.

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UK: Agency loses laptop bearing personal info

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The British government has admitted another data loss blunder: Its bankruptcy agency has lost a laptop carrying personal information on more than 100 former company directors.

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16 dead in car bomb, ambush at US Embassy in Yemen

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Six attackers and ten of their victims are dead after an attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen. No Americans were hurt in what officials say was an attempt to breach the compound walls.

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Mexican grenade attack shows no one is safe

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Mexicans have set up makeshift altars on the stone walkways where grenades ripped through crowds of people celebrating Independence Day in the colonial city of Morelia Monday.

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Spanair defends its preflight safety procedures

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The Spanish airline Spanair is defending its preflight safety checks following claims by investigators that the crew involved in last month's deadly crash tried to take off without extending the plane's wing flaps.

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US official: Up to 5 explosions at Yemen embassy

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The White House is calling today's deadly bombings outside the American embassy in Yemen a reminder of the danger from "violent extremists both at home and abroad."

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Cuba artists ask US to ease sanctions after storms

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Hundreds of Cuban writers, musicians and artists are asking the U.S. to ease trade restrictions and speed the import of food and building supplies to help the island rebuild after Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.

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US: North Korea conducted missile engine test

Updated: 09/16/2008 - A U.S. counterproliferation official says North Korea has tested the engine on a long-range missile at its new missile launch test site. The official spoke anonymously in order to discuss sensitive intelligence.

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Commander says many more US troop are needed soon

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says that in addition to the Army combat brigade that President Bush is sending as a reinforcement in January, there is a need for three additional brigades in 2009.

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Ukraine president: Russia encouraging unrest

Posted: 09/16/2008 - The Ukrainian president is accusing Russia of trying to destabilize his country by encouraging separatists on the volatile Crimean peninsula.

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