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German education minister says she won't resign

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Germany's education minister said Wednesday she will not resign after a university found she had plagiarized parts of her thesis but will instead to fight the ruling — a major embarrassment for the government in an election year.

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UK cities in tug-of-war over bones of Richard III

Posted: 02/06/2013 - This week scientists announced that a skeleton found under a parking lot in the city of Leicester belonged to the king, who died in 1485. Officials say he will now be reburied in Leicester Cathedral.

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Syria, Mali expose divisions within Muslim world

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The leaders of Muslim countries offered conflicting approaches to the crises in Mali and Syria on Wednesday, exposing some of the deep divisions that run through the Islamic world.

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Migrant workers at Sochi Olympic sites face abuses

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Tens of thousands of migrant workers from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are a key element in Russia's intense drive to build facilities for the 2014 Sochi Games.

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Hidden explosives found in Mali city

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Malian soldiers patrolling a city recently abandoned by Islamic insurgents uncovered a stash of industrial-strength explosives Wednesday.

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Russian wardens throw party for Stalin's gulag

Posted: 02/05/2013 - Millions of people died in Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's gulag, but the 75th anniversary of the founding of one of the notorious forced-labor camps was cause for a celebration in Russia.

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Packing for Paris? Old law bans pants

Posted: 02/04/2013 - If it isn't already daunting enough to pack for a trip to fashionable Paris, female visitors, beware: It's illegal to wear pants.

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Israel suggests responsibility for Syria airstrike

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Israel's defense minister signaled that his country was behind an airstrike in Syria last week, telling a high profile security conference that Israeli threats to take pre-emptive action against its enemies are not empty.

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Iranian official: Israel will regret Syria strike

Posted: 02/04/2013 - A top Iranian official visiting Damascus on Monday said Israel will regret its "latest aggression" on Syria and said the entire Muslim world should be ready to defend the Syrian people.

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Turkish police seek clues in NYC woman's death

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Turkish authorities finished an autopsy Monday on a New York City woman found dead in Istanbul and submitted DNA samples from it to a crime lab for testing, Turkey's state-run media reported.

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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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