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France Explores Idea of Arming Syrian Rebels

Posted: 11/15/2012 - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country will ask the European Union to consider lifting the Syrian arms embargo, which prevents weapons from being sent to either side.

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Israel Moves Troops Toward Gaza

Posted: 11/15/2012 - At least a dozen trucks carrying tanks and armored vehicles were seen late Thursday moving toward the border area, while buses ferried soldiers.

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6.1-Magnitude Quake Strikes Chile

Posted: 11/14/2012 - The Interior Ministry Emergency Office says no damages to infrastructure have been reported but some phone lies in the region are down.

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Egypt Recalls Envoy to Israel After Gaza Strike

Posted: 11/14/2012 - In a statement read on state TV late Wednesday, spokesman Yasser Ali said that President Mohammed Morsi recalled the ambassador and asked the Arab League's Secretary General to convene an emergency ministerial meeting in the wake of the Gaza violence.

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Jordan Police Say One Gunman Killed

Posted: 11/14/2012 - A police statement said an unspecified number of gunmen stormed into the police station in northern Jordan late Wednesday.

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Mexico's New President Wants Federal Police Change

Posted: 11/14/2012 - Mexico's president-elect is proposing a government reorganization that would put the scandal-hit federal police under control of the department responsible for domestic security.

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France Rules Out Any Use of Air Power in Mali

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Neither France nor Europe will intervene militarily to oust al-Qaida and its allies from northern Mali -- not even with air strikes, the French defense minister said Tuesday.

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Mexico President: U.S. Lacks Moral Authority for Drug War

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in two U.S. states limits that country's "moral authority" to ask other nations to combat or restrict illegal drug trafficking.

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Egyptian Groups Reject $4.8 Billion IMF Loan

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The groups complain that the negotiations over the agreement lack transparency, and in the absence of an elected parliament, the president holds legislative authority without oversight.

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Syria-Related Terror Arrest at Heathrow

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Scotland Yard said the 24-year-old, whose name and nationality were not provided, was taken into custody by counterterrorism officers after immigration officials stopped him once he arrived on a flight from Bahrain Monday morning.

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Guatemala Lowers Death Toll from Earthquake to 42

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The head of the Central American country's disaster agency says some people in outlying regions were believed to have died Wednesday in their collapsed homes, but they were later found alive elsewhere.

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Cautious Enforcer To Be China's Next Premier

Posted: 11/11/2012 - The man in line to oversee China's massive but rapidly slowing economy for the coming decade speaks English and comes from a generation of politicians schooled during greater openness to liberal Western ideas than their predecessors.

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Ireland set to pass amendment on children's Rights

Posted: 11/11/2012 - Government officials say an amendment to insert stronger rights for children into Ireland's constitution is set to be approved with an approximately 60 percent "yes" votes.

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US Computer Graphics Scientist Wins Kyoto Prize

Posted: 11/10/2012 - An American regarded as a father of computer graphics, an Indian literary critic and a Japanese molecular cell biologist have received the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest private award for global achievement.

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China Leadership Transition Formally Edges Ahead

Posted: 11/10/2012 - China's leadership transition is officially edging ahead, with the executive body of the Communist Party Congress forwarding a list of names to congress delegates for review.

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Sri Lanka Lawyers Oppose Chief Justice Impeachment

Posted: 11/10/2012 - An official says Sri Lanka's bar association will ask President Mahinda Rajapaksa to reconsider an impeachment bid against the country's chief justice. The news follows a rare general meeting of the legal association to discuss threats to the independence of the judiciary.

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