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American Journalist Missing in Syria

Posted: 01/02/2013 - A statement released online Wednesday by the family of James Foley said he was kidnapped in northwest Syria by unknown gunmen on Thanksgiving day.

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Wave of Illness Subsides on Caribbean Cruise

Posted: 01/02/2013 - The cruise line that operates the Queen Mary 2 says an apparent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness has subsided as the ship heads back to port.

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Egypt To Resume Talks With IMF In January

Posted: 12/30/2012 - Egypt's prime minister says his country will resume talks in January with the International Monetary Fund over a $4.8 billion loan, after they were suspended during this month's political turmoil over the now-adopted constitution.

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Anglican Leader Rowan Williams Steps Down

Posted: 12/30/2012 - The head of the Church of England is leaving office after a decade as the spiritual leader of the world's 80 million-strong Anglican Communion.

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Spanish Police Arrest 17 Suspected Pimps

Posted: 12/30/2012 - Spain's Interior Ministry says police have arrested 17 people on suspicion of smuggling Nigerian women into Spain and forcing them into prostitution using threats including claims they would cast Voodoo spells on them if they didn't comply.

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Overloaded Minibus Crashes, Kills 10 In China

Posted: 12/29/2012 - Chinese state media say an overloaded minibus has fallen into a ravine, killing five children and five adults in southern China's Guangxi region.

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New Japan PM Visits Tsunami-Wrecked Nuclear Plant

Posted: 12/29/2012 - Japan's newly installed prime minister has visited the tsunami-devastated Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, site of the worst nuclear accident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

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Egypt president warns against new unrest

Posted: 12/29/2012 - Egypt's Islamist president has warned against any unrest that could harm the drive to repair the country's economy in a sharply worded speech pushing the opposition to work with his government.

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South Africa: Mandela Convalesces At Home

Posted: 12/29/2012 - South Africa's presidency says it has no updates on the condition of former leader Nelson Mandela, who is convalescing at home after a hospital stay and is reported to be doing better.

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Smuggling Tunnel Found Near US Border

Posted: 12/28/2012 - The tunnel originated in a two-story home in Mexico and stretched about 100 meters; was elaborately built with electricity and ventilation.

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Iran May Open Military Site to UN Nuclear Watchdog

Posted: 12/27/2012 - A Thursday report by independent Mardomsalari daily quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Hasan Qashqavi as saying the inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency may visit Parchin military site "if the foreign threats weaken".

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Iran's President Dismisses Health Minister

Posted: 12/27/2012 - The Thursday report says Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has replaced Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole female member of the Cabinet, by a temporary caretaker.

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Egypt's Morsi: Constitution Sets Up a New Republic

Posted: 12/26/2012 - Mohammed Morsi said Wednesday he acknowledges the "respectable" proportion that voted against the constitution drafted by his Islamist allies, but offered no concrete gestures to an opposition that has so far rejected his dialogue and vowed to fight the charter.

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Japan's Cabinet Resigns to Make Way for New PM

Posted: 12/25/2012 - Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's Cabinet has resigned to clear the way for a vote in parliament to formally install conservative Shinzo Abe as Japan's new leader.

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