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Mexico's monarch butterfly reserve stops logging

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Illegal logging has practically been eliminated in the western Mexico wintering grounds of the monarch butterfly, according to a research report released Wednesday.

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Grenades at Afghan mosque, bicycle bomb injure 23

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Nearly two dozen Afghan civilians were wounded on Wednesday when two grenades exploded inside a mosque compound and a bicycle bomb blew up in a city market, officials said.

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Bombs kill at least 46 in deadly Afghanistan day

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Suicide attacks involving as many as 14 bombers struck an Afghan city Tuesday, and a motorcycle bomb exploded in a busy market in blasts that killed at least 46 people altogether.

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Syrian premier who defected: Regime near collapse

Posted: 08/14/2012 - The Syrian prime minister who defected said Tuesday that Bashar Assad's regime was near collapse and urged other leaders to tip the scales and join the rebel side.

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Europe on the edge of recession

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Europe is edging closer to recession, dragged down by the crippling debt problems of the 17 countries that use the euro, official figures showed Tuesday.

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Hungary far-right leader discovers Jewish roots

Posted: 08/14/2012 - As a rising star in Hungary's far-right Jobbik Party, Csanad Szegedi was notorious for his incendiary comments on Jews. Then came the that the ultra-nationalist standard-bearer: Szegedi himself is a Jew.

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US, UN concerned over corrupt Somali transition

Posted: 08/14/2012 - The U.S. Embassy said in a statement Tuesday that it shares the concerns of the African Union and U.N. over "multiple credible reports of intimidation and corruption" in the selection of the country's new parliament.

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Environmentalists warn of risks of Arctic drilling

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Environmental activists warned Tuesday that drilling for oil in the Russian Arctic could have disastrous consequences because of a lack of technology and infrastructure to deal with a possible spill

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Riot engulfs troubled French district in north

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Months of tension between police and young people in a troubled district of northern France exploded on Tuesday, with dozens of youths facing off against riot officers in a night of violence.

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Russian goes from jail to pro soccer in Chile

Posted: 08/14/2012 - For Maxim Molokoedov, it's a taste of temporary freedom after almost three years in prison — and a renewed shot at a professional soccer career that seemed to have been cut short.

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Glimpse into underground sect that shocked Russia

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Authorities spoke of a creepy cult living in an "eight-level ant house" dug deep into the ground, where children were kept in unheated cells and starved of daylight. A visit to the compound suggests a more ordinary reality.

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Egypt military signals support for president

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Egypt's military signaled its acquiescence Monday to the president's surprise decision to retire the defense minister and chief of staff and retake powers that the nation's top generals grabbed from his office.

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Flaws in Norway massacre response uncovered

Posted: 08/13/2012 - A year after a far-right militant's bomb and gun attacks exposed flaws in Norway's terror preparedness, police are being criticized for failing to improve their ability to stop a gunman bent on inflicting mass casualties.

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Israel plunged into unprecedented debate about war

Posted: 08/13/2012 - With Israeli politicians warning repeatedly that Iran is secretly pursuing nuclear weapons, this question has spawned an unprecedented amount of agonizing even in a country accustomed to war and incessant debate.

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Iran villages in rubble as quake death toll rises

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Iran Monday raised its earthquake death toll to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors from the rubble of their homes in the country's northwest, state media reported.

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Syrian troops bomb rebel positions in Aleppo

Posted: 08/10/2012 - The relentless violence triggered a fresh wave of civilians streaming across the border into neighboring Turkey to escape the civil war in their country

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Mass of volcanic rocks floating off New Zealand

Posted: 08/10/2012 - The stretch of golf-ball-size pumice rocks was first spotted this week by a New Zealand air force plane about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) northeast of Auckland.

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Ramadan fast-dodgers indulge in secret

Posted: 08/10/2012 - They include Muslims ambivalent about their faith or outright atheists, nicotine addicts too hooked to quit for 15 hours straight or those who simply don't want to deal with a day of being hungry.

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Evacuees return to mud, damage after Manila floods

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Evacuees who sheltered at a school in a badly flooded suburb of the Philippine capital were told Friday to return to their homes. Luzviminda Limas worried where her family would sleep.

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Swede in Cuba car crash worried about driver

Posted: 08/10/2012 - A Swedish politician who survived a car crash in Cuba that killed dissident Oswaldo Paya and another government opponent has described an intense five-day grilling about why he was in the country

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In Venezuela, pole dancers turn heads outdoors

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Children pedaled around on tricycles at a playground in Caracas, while joggers ran past on a winding pathway, then slowed down and paused to gape at the unfolding scene on a recent morning.

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Activists: Israeli forces enter Egypt for migrants

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Israel has been sending soldiers into Egypt's Sinai desert to stop African migrants before they reach the border, handing them over to Egyptian forces, human rights groups charged in a report released Friday.

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4 police officers tried in China political scandal

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Four senior Chinese police officers were tried Friday on charges of helping the wife of one of the country's highest-profile politicians cover up the murder of a British businessman

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