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19-square-mile ice sheet breaks loose in Canada

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A 19-square-mile ice shelf in Canada's northern Arctic has broken away from Ellesmere Island, surprising scientists who say the floating ice shelf is another dramatic indication of how warmer temperatures are changing the polar frontier.

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Israeli diggers uncover parts of ancient wall

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered new sections of Jerusalem's ancient walls, continuing a project started more than a century ago.

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Thai prime minister declares emergency in capital

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Thailand's prime minister has declared a state of emergency in the capital, Bangkok, after violent street clashes between supporters and opponents of the government.

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Iran: OPEC must rein in overproduction

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Iran's official news agency has quoted Oil Minister Gholam Hossein Nozari as urging OPEC to curtail oil overproduction when it meets in Vienna next week.

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Serb nationalists block deal with European Union

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Serb nationalists are blocking the parliamentary ratification of a pre-membership deal with the European Union over the arrest of war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic.

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Turkey central banker: global food prices to rise

Posted: 09/01/2008 - The president of Turkey's Central Bank says he expects food prices to keep climbing for the rest of the year in response to swelling demand from China and India.

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EU warns Russian over partnership talks

Posted: 09/01/2008 - The European Union will postpone talks scheduled with Russia this month on a wide-ranging political and economic agreement unless Russian troops pull back from positions in Georgia in line with a cease-fire agreement, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says.

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Petrofac, Abu Dhabi's Mubadala start joint venture

Posted: 09/01/2008 - Oil industry service provider Petrofac and the Abu Dhabi state investment firm Mubadala say they plan to establish a new energy-related joint venture in the oil-rich emirate.

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Alitalia files for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 08/29/2008 - Italy's national airline Alitalia says it has filed for bankruptcy protection, taking the first step in reshaping what has been a failing company.

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