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Lithuania shivers as Russia ramps up heating costs

Posted: 02/04/2013 - To save money during the harsh Baltic winter, Romanas Ziabkinas did something unremarkable: He turned off his central heating and installed a cheaper electric heater. Now he finds himself neck-deep in legal woes.

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Egypt opposition: Police torture activist to death

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Mohammed el-Gindy, a 28-year-old activist, died of his wounds early Monday at a Cairo hospital after he was "tortured to death," the Egyptian Popular Current party said in a statement.

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Iraq: Death toll in suicide attack hits 18

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Two police officers say the suicide bomber, who detonated his explosives belt on Monday among a group of pro-government militiamen, killed at least 18 and wounding 42.

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Experts: We've found England's King Richard III

Updated: 02/04/2013 - University of Leicester researchers say it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

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Mali jihadists in custody say tortured by military

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Three suspected jihadists arrested in the days since the liberation of the town of Timbuktu said Friday that Malian soldiers were torturing them with a method similar to waterboarding.

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Egyptians march in fresh protests nationwide

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Thousands of Egyptians marched across the country, chanting against the rule of the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in a fresh wave of protests Friday.

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Lebanese troops clash with gunmen; 3 killed

Posted: 02/01/2013 - A Lebanese police official says at least three people have been killed and 10 others wounded in clashes between the army and gunmen in a northeastern town near the border with Syria.

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Official: Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Israeli warplanes flew over southern Lebanon Friday, two days after an airstrike near Damascus, as Syria's army chief of staff warned against testing his country's capabilities.

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Police: Suicide bombing at US Embassy, 2 dead

Updated: 02/01/2013 - A police official says a suicide bomber has detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital and at least two people are dead.

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Imprisoned Pussy Riot member hospitalized

Posted: 02/01/2013 - A jailed member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band has been hospitalized and had complained of headaches and of suffering from overwork at a prison colony known for its tough conditions

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Syria and Iran threaten retaliation against Israel

Posted: 01/31/2013 - In Iran, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Thursday as saying the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

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Hezbollah condemns Israel's raid on Syria

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Iran and Russia joined the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in condemning a rare Israeli airstrike on Syria, enflaming regional tensions already heightened by the civil war against President Bashar Assad.

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NY Times says Chinese hacked paper's computers

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Chinese hackers repeatedly penetrated The New York Times' computer systems over the past four months, stealing reporters' passwords and hunting for file

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French gay marriage plans stir parenthood debate

Posted: 01/31/2013 - The French are all for sex and all for family — so long as you're having sex to create one. Anything dealing with assisted reproduction makes a sizable portion of them uncomfortable

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Diplomats: Iran prepared to up nuclear program

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Iran is poised for a major technological update of its uranium enrichment program that would vastly speed up production of material that can be used for both reactor fuel and nuclear warheads

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Latvia amends laws for phasing in euro

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Latvian lawmakers have passed a law necessary for adopting the euro in January 2014 despite widespread opposition to the country's adoption of the troubled European single currency.

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Activists try to save old Warsaw ghetto building

Posted: 01/31/2013 - It was the place where Jewish women did their ritual bathing. It was a tuberculosis clinic. It survived the German onslaught and became a gathering point for Holocaust survivors.

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Week of unrest weakens Egypt's Islamist leader

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Now economic crisis is luring many out-of-work Cypriots back into the centuries-old trade. They risk stiff fines and even jail time by supplying an underground market for the tiny songbirds

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In Vietnam, rage growing over loss of land rights

Posted: 01/31/2013 - The farmers, angry at the sum and now forced to compete for jobs in a stuttering economy, blocked the main road connecting the capital to the north of the country for hours in December.

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