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Pakistani PM agrees to court demand in graft case

Posted: 09/18/2012 - President Asif Ali Zardari is likely in little immediate danger from the case in Switzerland, where he is recognized as enjoying immunity from prosecution as a foreign head of state.

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China protests mix colonial anger, modern dispute

Posted: 09/18/2012 - China marks every Sept. 18 by blowing sirens to remember a 1931 incident that Japan used as a pretext to invade Manchuria, setting off a brutal occupation of China that ended only at the close of World War II.

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Afghan protest over anti-Islam film turns violent

Posted: 09/17/2012 - Hundreds of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base as a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in the Afghan capital early Monday.

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US, Russian space trio lands in Kazakhstan

Posted: 09/17/2012 - An international three-man crew onboard a Russian-made Soyuz capsule touched down successfully on the cloudless central Kazakhstan steppe Monday morning after 123 days at the International Space Station.

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Civil war keeps many Syrian children from school

Posted: 09/17/2012 - Sunday was the official first day of school in Syria, a country of 23 million people, but the country's agonizing civil war is keeping thousands of students like Rawan out of classrooms nationwide.

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Syrian jets hit Lebanese territory near border

Posted: 09/17/2012 - The officials say the missiles hit a rugged and remote area on the edge of the Lebanese border town of Arsal on Monday. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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China reins in rowdy anti-Japan demonstrations

Posted: 09/17/2012 - China moved to tamp down rising anti-Japan sentiment after a weekend of sometimes violent demonstrations, threatening Monday to arrest lawbreakers and scrubbing websites of protest-related images and posts.

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UN confirms 'foreign elements,' jihadis, in Syria

Posted: 09/17/2012 - The investigative panel appointed by the Human Rights Council says some of these forces are joining armed anti-government groups while others are operating on their own.

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Multiple personalities of the Muslim rage

Posted: 09/17/2012 - At the height of the latest Islamic rage, one of the Muslim world's first media-celebrity imams told worshippers they were indeed witnessing a clash of civilizations. But just not the kind you think.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 7 in Baghdad

Posted: 09/17/2012 - A suicide bomber slammed a car packed with explosives into one of the gates of Baghdad's heavily guarded Green Zone on Monday, killing seven people, including three security officers, Iraqi officials said.

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Afghan insider attack kills 4 US troops

Posted: 09/16/2012 - Afghan police killed four American soldiers coming to their aid after a checkpoint attack Sunday, the third assault by government forces or insurgents disguised in military uniforms in as many days.

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Al-Qaida calls for more attacks on embassies

Posted: 09/15/2012 - Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has praised the killing of the U.S. ambassador in Libya and called for more attacks to expel American embassies from Muslim nations.

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German FM: Sudan embassy in flames

Posted: 09/14/2012 - Guido Westerwelle told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the Embassy building was "partially in flames but fortunately... the employees are safe."

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U.S. braces for new violence over anti-Muslim film

Posted: 09/14/2012 - The Obama administration was caught by surprise by the ferocity of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans.

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Official: Libyan insiders may have aided assault

Posted: 09/14/2012 - Heavily armed militants used a protest of an anti-Islam film as a cover and may have had help from inside Libyan security in their deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate, a senior Libyan official said Thursday.

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Lawmaker expelled over his anti-Putin stance

Posted: 09/14/2012 - The 291-150 vote with three abstensions to strip Gudkov of his State Duma seat also means he will no longer be protected by immunity from prosecution. His supporters fear he could face arrest.

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Bus collides with truck, killing 51 in Afghanistan

Posted: 09/14/2012 - The collision occurred in Ghazni province on a highway that links the Afghan capital of Kabul with Kandahar, the largest city in the south. At least 51 of the 56 passengers on the bus were killed.

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Defense: American set free can't leave Nicaragua

Posted: 09/14/2012 - Jason Puracal is in a safe but undisclosed place, according to a late Thursday statement by Eric Volz, the managing director of the David House Agency, the organization that has been helping his family.

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Japan Cabinet panel urges ending use of nuke power

Posted: 09/14/2012 - A Japanese Cabinet panel called Friday for phasing out of nuclear power over the next three decades as part of an overhaul of the country's energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns.

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Change of Pakistan's blasphemy laws unlikely

Posted: 09/14/2012 - The apparent collapse of a case against a Christian girl accused of burning pages of a Quran has given a dim ray of hope to critics of Pakistan's blasphemy laws, some of the harshest in the Muslim world.

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Greece may get more time to meet commitments

Posted: 09/14/2012 - Greece may be given some more breathing room to meet its bailout commitments but no more money, European finance ministers indicated Friday as they gathered in Cyprus for a top-level meeting.

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Officials: Kenyan police stop major terror attack

Posted: 09/14/2012 - Kenyan police said Friday they disrupted a major terrorist attack in its final stages of planning, arresting two people with explosive devices and a cache of weapons and ammunition.

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