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US Official: Syrian Defections Big Blow to Assad

Posted: 08/06/2012 - The American official traveling with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Africa called on other senior members of the Syrian government and military to break with President Bashar Assad.

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Jamaica Marks 50th Anniversary of Independence

Posted: 08/06/2012 - Many of Monday's revelers wore the national colors of gold, black and green as they walked around a "golden jubilee village" showcasing Jamaica's history, food and culture.

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Curiosity Lands on Mars

Updated: 08/06/2012 - The most high-tech Mars rover ever built has landed on the red planet.

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Clinton In Kenya To Press Democracy

Posted: 08/04/2012 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Kenya to press the country's leaders on the importance of democratic elections.

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Bulgaria Arrests 2 Men Wanted By Interpol

Posted: 08/04/2012 - Bulgarian officials say they have arrested two men wanted on terrorism charges by Interpol as they tried to enter the Balkan country through a border crossing with Romania.

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Chinese Media Take Swipe At Clinton Over Africa

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Chinese state media are taking a swipe at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she is either ignorant of the facts in Africa or ignoring them.

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Attacks In West Baghdad Kill 3 Soldiers, Policeman

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Officials say two drive-by attacks in a western Baghdad suburb have killed three Iraqi soldiers and a policeman as militants seek to undermine government efforts to maintain security.

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Egypt Asks US To Release Egyptian Held In Gitmo

Posted: 08/03/2012 - Egypt has asked the United States to release the last Egyptian incarcerated at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo, Cuba, where he has been held since 2001.

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U.N. Special Envoy to Syria Quits in Frustration

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General who took on the role of UN special envoy to deal with the Syrian civil war, has quit due to a lack of cooperation from the Syrian Regime and the UN Security Council.

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Pope Finishes Christ Trilogy

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI has completed the third installment of his planned trilogy on the life of Christ.

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More Military Aid To Africa As Terrorism Increases

Posted: 08/02/2012 - The U.S. military has increased funding and is paying more attention to Africa out of a growing concern about persistent terrorist threats from splintered al-Qaida groups across the continent.

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Dutch: Unknown If Delta-Air Canada Needles Related

Posted: 08/01/2012 - A spokesman for Dutch police investigating how needles got into six turkey sandwiches on Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to U.S. cities last month says it's too early to say whether there is any connection with a new incident on Air Canada.

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UN: Syria Using Fighter Jets Against Rebels

Posted: 08/01/2012 - The United Nations mission in Syria says its observers have witnessed government fighter jets opening fire on Aleppo, the country's largest city.

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Romney Concludes Overseas Tour

Posted: 07/31/2012 - Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading back to the U.S. following a 3-leg tour overseas. He finished in Poland by visiting a memorial to the WWII Warsaw Uprising.

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U.S. Imposes Penalties on New Banks Helping Iran

Posted: 07/31/2012 - President Obama orders officials to penalize a bank in China and one in Iraq that U.S. intelligence believes is aiding Iran get around international economic sanctions.

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HSBC Takes $700M Money-Laundering Hit

Posted: 07/30/2012 - HSBC PLC is to take a $700 million charge to cover the cost of U.S. fines arising from its failure to stamp out money-laundering at the bank.

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Dutch Firms Look At Feasibility Of Nicaragua Canal

Posted: 07/30/2012 - Two Dutch companies say they have been awarded a $720,000 ((euro) 587,000) contract by the Nicaraguan government to study the feasibility of building a rival to the Panama canal that would travel through Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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With Royalty and Rock, Britain Opens its Olympics

Posted: 07/27/2012 - The queen and James Bond have given the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of the Beatles, the Stones and The Who.

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