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Poland archbishop slammed over sex abuse comments

Posted: 10/23/2013 - The leader of Poland's Catholic Church has come under a wave of condemnation by appearing to suggest that children are partly to blame for being sexually abused by priests.

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Canadian weed finds export market in Asia

Posted: 10/23/2013 - Potent marijuana grown indoors in Canada and the United States is easy to buy in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, say regular smokers, and sells for up to 10 times the price of locally grown weed.

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Greek birth certificate probe in 'Maria' case

Posted: 10/22/2013 - A top Greek prosecutor has ordered an emergency nationwide investigation into birth certificates issued in the past six years after an unknown girl was discovered living with her alleged abductors at a Gypsy camp.

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Amnesty criticizes US drone program in Pakistan

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Mamana Bibi's grandchildren told the London-based rights group that she was killed by missile fire on Oct. 24, 2012, as she was collecting vegetables in a family field in the North Waziristan tribal area.

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Jerusalem mayor fights to hold seat in local vote

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Nir Barkat, a successful former high-tech entrepreneur, was elected in 2008 in a victory seen as a blow to years of dominance by ultra-Orthodox Jews over the city's affairs.

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Russians hunt for husband of suicide bomber

Posted: 10/22/2013 - Adding to the mystery surrounding Monday's explosion, Russian state television released pictures of the attacker's passport that looked different, even though they carried the same number.

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Security video shows Kenyan soldiers looting mall

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Kenyan security forces walked out of a store in Nairobi's Westgate Mall, holding plastic bags heavy with unknown items after Islamic extremists staged an attack. Others looked behind counters and lifted items.

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70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire

Posted: 10/21/2013 - The report in Le Monde, co-written by Glenn Greenwald who originally revealed the NSA surveillance program, found that when certain numbers were used, the conversations were automatically recorded.

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Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Posted: 10/21/2013 - Egypt's interim prime minister on Monday condemned an attack outside a Coptic Christian church the night before that killed four people, including an 8-year-old girl.

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EU lawmakers to beef up data protection laws

Posted: 10/21/2013 - European Union lawmakers are set to hold a first vote on sweeping new data protection rules to strengthen online privacy and outlaw most data transfers to other countries' authorities to prevent spying.

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India digs for treasure on tip from Hindu holy man

Posted: 10/18/2013 - Archaeologists began digging for treasure beneath a 19th century fort in northern India on Friday, after a popular Hindu holy man said a former king appeared to him in a dream and told him of a nearly $50 billion cache.

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Giant asteroid zips by Earth

Updated: 10/18/2013 - One of the most dangerous asteroids on record zipped close by Earth last month. Early reports said that there's a chance it could strike our planet in less than 20 years, prompting NASA to issue a reality check.

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Evacuation could have saved lives in Japan typhoon

Posted: 10/17/2013 - The mayor of a Japanese island devastated by a deadly typhoon apologized Thursday for failing to issue an evacuation order, as rescue workers combed through mountains of debris searching for the missing.

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Bodies recovered in Mekong after Laos plane crash

Posted: 10/17/2013 - Rescuers in fishing boats pulled bodies from the muddy Mekong River on Thursday as officials in Laos ruled out finding survivors from a plane that crashed in stormy weather, killing 49 people from 11 countries.

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Relief around world as US avoids debt default

Posted: 10/17/2013 - The deal approved late Wednesday by Congress, with hours to go before the government reached its $16.7 trillion debt limit, only permits the Treasury to borrow through Feb. 7 and fund government through Jan. 15.

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WHO agency: Air pollution causes cancer

Posted: 10/17/2013 - What many commuters choking on smog have long suspected has finally been scientifically validated: air pollution causes lung cancer.

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Muslim Brotherhood's cohesion is also its pitfall

Posted: 10/16/2013 - At the appointed time, a white car drove up. Baraa and the driver exchanged passwords — Omar Ibn al-Khattab and al-Farouk, the name and nickname of an early Muslim leader — and Baraa got into the car.

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Philippine quake damages historic churches

Posted: 10/16/2013 - The bell tower toppled from Cebu city's 16th-century Basilica of the Holy Child — a remnant of the Spanish colonial era and the country's oldest church building — becoming a pile of rubble in the courtyard by the front gate.

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Russia: Court decides not to imprison Navalny

Posted: 10/16/2013 - A Russian court on Wednesday suspended a five-year prison sentence for a top opposition leader but upheld his conviction for theft, preventing him from running in future elections.

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Typhoon, mudslides kill 17 in Japan; 50 missing

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Hardest hit from Typhoon Wipha was Izu Oshima island, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Tokyo. Rescuers found 16 bodies, most of them buried by mudslides, police and town officials said.

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Iran presents nuclear proposals at Geneva talks

Posted: 10/16/2013 - Six world powers are taking a closer look at what Iran is describing as a possible breakthrough deal that could ease suspicions it is interested in nuclear arms.

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Death toll in Philippines quake jumps to 85

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines rose to 85, police said Tuesday, as more reports trickled in about toppled buildings and historic churches near the epicenter.

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Mosque bombing kills governor in east Afghanistan

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The explosion at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam killed Governor Arsallah Jamal and wounded 15 people — five of them critically, said the governor's spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh.

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