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Car bomb hits Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya

Posted: 10/11/2013 - A car bomb exploded outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, badly damaging it but causing no casualties.

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Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Kerry's unannounced visit to Kabul comes as talks on the Bilateral Security Agreement have foundered over issues of Afghan sovereignty despite a year of negotiations.

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Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize

Updated: 10/11/2013 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.

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EU awards top human rights award to Malala

Posted: 10/10/2013 - U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden and a group of imprisoned Belarus dissidents were also in the running for the 50,000-euro ($65,000) Sakharov Award.

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Israel hopes US aid cut to Egypt won't harm peace

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Israel hopes the U.S. decision to cut aid to Egypt will not affect the two countries' historic peace deal, a Cabinet minister said Thursday, insisting that Israeli-Egyptian ties remain as close as ever.

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World cheers Malala, but Pakistanis ambivalent

Posted: 10/09/2013 - One year after a Taliban bullet tried to silence Malala Yousufzai's demand for girls' education, she has published a book and is a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Doctors differ on Argentine president's recovery

Posted: 10/09/2013 - As President Cristina Fernandez recovers from surgery to relieve pressure on her brain, surgeons are offering widely different views on how long it might be for her to retake control of the government

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Chile glacier bill pits mines against water supply

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Just how to define a glacier is at the heart of a Chilean congressional battle that could determine the future of mining in the world's largest copper-producing country.

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China expected to showcase clout at SE Asia summit

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Southeast Asian leaders opened an annual summit with Asia-Pacific counterparts on Wednesday, a gathering where China was expected to take advantage of the absence of the U.S. president

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Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize

Updated: 10/08/2013 - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two scientists for the "theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles."

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Targets of US raids planned terrorism in Kenya

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The two operations, thousands of miles apart in Africa and approved by President Barack Obama, signaled an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.

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Vietnam lets churches thrive, but keeps control

Posted: 10/08/2013 - A year ago in this poor hill-tribe village, police rounded up members of a small Catholic sect who were accused of trying to create an independent state.

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Taliban shooting survivor speaks in 'I Am Malala'

Posted: 10/08/2013 - A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

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Argentina frets as leader undergoes brain surgery

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Doctors prepared to drill into President Cristina Fernandez's skull Tuesday morning to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury.

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Kerry pleased with Syria chemical disarmament

Posted: 10/07/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States and Russia are "very pleased" with the progress made so far in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stocks.

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Libya wants 'clarification' in al-Qaida leader nab

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Libya said Sunday it has asked the United States for "clarifications" regarding the abduction in Tripoli of an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa.

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NKorea rushes to finish lavish ski resort

Posted: 10/07/2013 - This is the Masik Pass ski resort, North Korea's latest megaproject, the product of 10 months of furious labor intended to show that this country.

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Israeli court rejects Israeli nationality status

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Israel's population registry lists a slew of "nationalities" and ethnicities, among them Jew, Arab, Druse and more. But one word is conspicuously absent from the list: Israeli.

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In Asia, Obama's no-show is a boost for China's Xi

Posted: 10/04/2013 - President Barack Obama has called off a trip to Asia just as China's president is being feted in regional capitals ahead of summits where the U.S. no-show will give China a chance to shine and boost its influence.

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UK's powerful Daily Mail faces a political storm

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper will tell you that many things you eat can give you cancer, global warming is probably bunk and the British way of life is under threat from pernicious Eurocrats in Brussels.

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