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Mexico Fines Firefighters $2,300 For Bear Abuse

Posted: 10/20/2012 - A shocking photo of firefighters and civil defense personnel holding down a young, bound bear and pulling its ears has sparked outrage in Mexico and prompted fines for those involved.

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Floods Prompt Evacuations In Catholic Shrine Town

Posted: 10/20/2012 - French rescue services and police are evacuating hundreds of pilgrims from hotels threatened by floodwaters from a rain-swollen river in the Roman Catholic shrine town of Lourdes.

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Police: Hit-And-Run Red Bull Heir Ingested Cocaine

Posted: 10/20/2012 - An heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused in the hit-and-run death of a policeman in Thailand tested positively for cocaine in his blood, Thai authorities said Saturday.

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9/11 'Mastermind' in Camouflage for Gitmo Court

Posted: 10/17/2012 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sported a camouflage vest over a white tunic Wednesday as he sat at his defense table in a heavily guarded courtroom on the U.S. base in Cuba.

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Government to Let Cubans Travel Freely

Posted: 10/16/2012 - The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will eliminate a half-century-old restriction that requires citizens to get an exit visa to leave the country.

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Wounded Pakistani Girl Lands in UK for Treatment

Posted: 10/15/2012 - A Pakistani teen shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants has arrived in Britain, where she is to get specialized care.

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120 Prisoners Flee in Libyan Prison Break

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Spokesman Abdel-Moneim al-Hurr says only two of the 120 have been arrested since their escape Monday. It is the second jailbreak in Tripoli this year.

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Israeli Parliament Dissolves for Early Election

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week said he would order new elections, months ahead of time, because the parliament could not agree on a new budget.

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US Knew Dead Zeta Leader's ID Before Body Stolen

Posted: 10/14/2012 - U.S. officials say the U.S. knew that Mexican marines had killed the head of the widely feared Zetas drug cartel before the body was stolen in a pre-dawn raid from a Mexican funeral home.

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Iran Denies Role In Gulf Cyberattacks

Posted: 10/14/2012 - Iranian officials have denied any role in recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf.

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Egypt's Prosecutor General Refuses to Resign

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Egypt's official news agency says the country's prosecutor general is refusing to resign, though the president ordered him dismissed to defuse public anger over acquittals in a case of brutality against protesters.

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Earthquake Shakes Chilean Capital

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The U.S. Geological Survey says Thursday's magnitude-5.5 quake took place at 2:22 p.m. (1:22 p.m. EST; 1722 GMT) and was centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the city of Los Andes.

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Hezbollah Says it Sent Drone Over Israel

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has claimed responsibility for launching the drone aircraft that entered Israeli airspace earlier this week.

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Report: Turkey Intercepts Syrian Plane

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Turkish state-run TV station TRT reports that Turkey has forced a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport.

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NATO: Military Plans Ready to Defend Turkey

Posted: 10/09/2012 - NATO is making its strongest statement of support yet for alliance member Turkey, after a week of artillery and mortar exchanges with Syria.

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