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Despite Volume, No Plan to Limit Sistine Tourists

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Five centuries after Michelangelo's ceiling of frescoes was inaugurated in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday celebrated the "symphony of figures" contemplated during prayer.

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One Killed, Three Injured in Clashes in Tunisia

Posted: 10/30/2012 - The TAP news agency says the violence occurred after a group of ultraconservative Muslims known as Salafis armed with swords, knives and sticks tried to attack a police station Tuesday night.

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Town in Haiti Suffers Huge Crop Loss from Sandy

Posted: 10/30/2012 - A Ministry of Agriculture official in southern Haiti says that Hurricane Sandy destroyed 70 percent of the crops in his region and caused widespread deaths of livestock.

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Greece Delays Austerity Vote, Warns of 'Chaos'

Posted: 10/30/2012 - Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told reporters the austerity measures, worth (euro) 13.5 billion ($17.4 billion), would be submitted to parliament next week.

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Warplanes Pound Damascus Suburbs

Posted: 10/29/2012 - Government warplanes conduct multiple air strikes against rebel emplacements outside of the Syrian capital of Damascus Monday.

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Protests Over Chemical Factory Resume In China

Posted: 10/28/2012 - Protests have resumed in an eastern Chinese city where thousands of residents clashed with police while demonstrating over the proposed expansion of a petrochemical factory.

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2 Tibetan Cousins Set Themselves On Fire In China

Posted: 10/28/2012 - A rights group says two Tibetan cousins have set fire to themselves in their village to protest Chinese rule, bringing the total number of self-immolations this week to seven, the highest since the protests began last year.

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'Fearless Felix' Comes Home To Austria

Posted: 10/27/2012 - Supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner has finally come home after his death-defying, record-breaking leap from the edge of space.

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Vatican Counsels Patience For Traditionalists

Posted: 10/27/2012 - The Vatican is again opening the door to a group of breakaway traditionalist Catholics, saying patience, perseverance and trust are necessary to end a quarter-century of schism.

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Truck Accident Kills 5 Schoolchildren In China

Posted: 10/27/2012 - Five schoolchildren were killed when the truck carrying them home from school fell off a mountain road in western China, state media said Saturday.

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Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall in Jamaica

Posted: 10/24/2012 - Hurricane Sandy's howling winds and rains lashed precarious shantytowns, stranded travelers and caused rivers to rise dangerously Wednesday.

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EU Needs Another $11.7 Billion for 2012 Budget

Posted: 10/23/2012 - The Commission, the EU's executive arm, adopted an amending budget Tuesday. It must now be approved by the Parliament and the 27 EU national leaders.

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Italy Disaster Experts Quit, Upset by Quake Trial

Posted: 10/23/2012 - Four top Italian disaster experts have quit their jobs, saying the convictions of several former colleagues for failing to adequately warn of a deadly 2009 earthquake means they can't properly perform their duties.

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