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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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Syria: Explosion Hits Old City Quarter

Posted: 10/21/2012 - Syria's pro-government Ikhbariya TV and an official say an explosion has hit the Old City quarter of Bab Touma in Damascus, killing at least one woman and wounding dozens of other civilians.

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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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