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Lawyers: Murder trial of Bo's wife opens Thursday

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The murder trial of the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start next Thursday in Hefei city in east China, two lawyers told The Associated Press.

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Syrian regime pleads with Russia for economic aid

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Senior Syrian officials have pleaded with Russia for financial loans and supplies of oil products, a sign that the global fallout from President Bashar Assad's crackdown on a rebellion is squeezing his regime.

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Syria opposition plans for post-Assad era

Posted: 08/03/2012 - The Syrian National Council is deep into organizing an alternative to the regime of President Bashar Assad that could include those already in state institutions or even the ruling Baath Party

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Rebels use captured tank against Syrian forces

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebel-seized tank shelled the Menagh military airport outside Aleppo, which the regime has used to launch attacks on rebel positions in the surrounding area.

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Spain nabs 3 al-Qaida suspects, Europe plot feared

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Police have arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida who had amassed explosives and may have been plotting attacks in Spain or elsewhere in Europe, Spain's interior minister said Thursday.

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Lima, Peru, park is the cat's meow for felines

Posted: 08/02/2012 - About 120 felines populate the sidewalks and grass, lounge in the trees and shelter behind the grates of at the Church of the Miraculous Virgin, where they are fed by devoted volunteers.

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Draghi authority tarnished as Germany blocks plan

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Super Mario has taken a hit. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's efforts to fight the crisis have for the first time been foiled by that most formidable of adversaries: European politics.

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US-bound Cubans pour into Panama through Colombia

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Hundreds of Cubans like Reyes are taking that arduous new route toward the United States, trekking across the 85 miles (135 kilometers) of steamy tropical jungle that divides Colombia and Panama

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New Egypt Cabinet sworn in, faces heavy tasks

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Egypt's new prime minister and his Cabinet were sworn in on Thursday, the first government since the election of a Muslim Brotherhood leader as the country's first freely elected president.

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Kremlin youth camp seeks image change

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The spirit of rebellion roiling Russia this year stretches even into the Seliger youth camp, an annual Kremlin-funded event that has long been seen as a training ground for truculent Putin loyalists.

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A bright future ahead for young girl with tumor

Updated: 08/02/2012 - In April, we introduced you to a little girl from Belize who had a football sized tumor on her face. After hours of surgery it was removed and now her family tells us how she's doing.

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8 badminton players tossed from Olympic doubles

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Eight female badminton doubles players were disqualified Wednesday from the London Olympics after trying to lose matches to receive a more favorable place in the tournament.

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Syria's Assad urges his army to step up fight

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Syrian President Bashar Assad urged his armed forces Wednesday to step up the fight against rebels as the U.N. reported a significant escalation in the civil war with the military using warplanes

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Class of 2012: Europe's young pursue dreams abroad

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Since 2009, when Europe's financial crisis hit full-bore, the number of Spaniards in their late teens, 20s and early 30s leaving the country has increased 52 percent

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Palestinian police under scrutiny after slaying

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Dozens of Palestinian women have staged a memorial for a mother of three whose estranged husband is accused of slashing her throat in a busy West Bank market after she sought a divorce.

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Somali leaders pass constitution as bombers attack

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Somali leaders voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to adopt a new constitution that contains new individual rights and sets the country on a course for a more powerful and representative government.

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2 pig heads hung outside mosque in France

Posted: 08/01/2012 - A statement from the office of Mayor Brigitte Bareges in Montauban said the heads were found attached to entrance pillars outside the Salam Mosque, with a large pool of blood on the ground below.

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Teddy bears drop in, bring down 2 Belarus generals

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's office says two generals have been sacked after a Swedish light plane intruded on the authoritarian state's airspace and dropped hundreds of teddy bears

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Hans K. Rausing gets 10-months suspended sentence

Posted: 08/01/2012 - For more than two months, Hans Kristian Rausing, a son of a billionaire, acted as if everything was fine, even though the corpse of his wife Eva was decomposing in their luxury home in central London.

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It's No. 19 and counting for Michael Phelps

Posted: 08/01/2012 - Michael Phelps cruised through the anchor leg of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay to earn his record 19th career Olympic medal and 15th gold on Tuesday night.

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Humanitarian problems grow in besieged Aleppo

Posted: 07/31/2012 - Government helicopters pounded rebel neighborhoods across Syria's largest city and main commercial hub. Activists said the random shelling has forced many civilians to flee

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Officials: 20 killed in twin Iraq car bombs

Posted: 07/31/2012 - Two cars exploded within five minutes of each other Tuesday, killing 20 people and wounding 57 in an upscale Shiite neighborhood in Iraq's capital, officials said.

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