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UN Nuke Agency: Iran 'Significantly' Hampers Probe

Posted: 08/30/2012 - In a report, the International Atomic Energy Agency also says that Iran has installed about 1,000 of new machines used to make material that can be used to make nuclear warheads at an underground site fortified from air attack.

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Historic Moscow Hotel is Sold

Posted: 08/30/2012 - A historic hotel in Moscow, which hosted Michael Jackson and Vladimir Lenin over the past century, has been sold at auction.

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98-Year-Old Message in Bottle Sets World Record

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Fisherman Andrew Leaper found the bottle-- released in 1914 -- in his nets in April while sailing east of the Shetland Islands, which lie off Scotland's northern coast.

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Britain and France: All Options on Table in Syria

Posted: 08/30/2012 - Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague told a news conference Thursday that a Turkish proposal for a safe zone requires military intervention, which the council is unlikely to approve at the moment.

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Man in Afghan Uniform Kills Three NATO Troops

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The attack is the latest in a rising number of disturbing shootings this year by Afghans soldiers -- or insurgents dressed as government troops -- on the international forces training them to fight the Taliban as the international coalition withdraws.

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Brazil's Capital Asks for Help to Fight Violence

Posted: 08/29/2012 - The head of the federal public security department says 100 federal officers will patrol for the next three months on the border between Brasilia and the neighboring state of Goias.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Criticizes U.S.

Posted: 08/28/2012 - The Syrian opposition leader was responding to the U.S. reaction to French President Francois Hollande's assertion that the Syrian opposition should form a provisional government and that France would recognize it.

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France Opens Murder Inquiry into Arafat's Death

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Many in the Arab world have long suspected that Arafat was poisoned, and a Swiss lab's recent finding of elevated levels of polonium-210 -- a rare and highly lethal radioactive substance -- on Arafat's clothing has fed those claims.

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Sanctions Block Iran Gamers from World of Warcraft

Posted: 08/28/2012 - Iranians have spent much of the past week peppering the company's message board with complaints about how they are unable to connect to the massive multiplayer game, which boasts more than 9 million subscribers worldwide.

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Clooney Aids Obama Campaign with Geneva Fundraiser

Posted: 08/27/2012 - George Clooney headlined a fundraiser Monday that took in more than a half-million dollars for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, the second dinner this year where the actor has turned his A-list magnetism into political gold.

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France Would Recognize Syrian Opposition Government

Posted: 08/27/2012 - French President Francois Hollande urged Syria's divided opposition on Monday to form a provisional government, promising that France would recognize it in hope of accelerating the departure of President Bashar Assad's regime as the violence escalates in the Arab country.

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Powerful Typhoon Approaches Japan's Okinawa Island

Posted: 08/26/2012 - Residents are being told to stay indoors and warned wind gusts from the strongest typhoon to approach Okinawa in several years could overturn cars and cause waves of up to 40 feet.

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2 US Gov't Employees Hurt In Mexico Shooting

Posted: 08/25/2012 - The Mexican Navy says federal police shot at a vehicle carrying two U.S. government employees after the vehicle came under attack from unidentified gunmen.

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Organizers Meet to Create $100 Billion Climate Fund

Posted: 08/23/2012 - A new global fund on climate change that aims to channel $100 billion a year in aid to poor countries selected officials from South Africa and Australia as its leaders at its first meeting Thursday.

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Merkel: Important Greece Sticks to Commitments

Posted: 08/23/2012 - Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande were meeting Thursday before both hold talks over the next two days with Greece's new prime minister, Antonis Samaras.

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