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Olympic Flag Arrives in Rio, Marking Race to 2016

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes waved the five-ringed flag as he descended Monday from his flight from London, where he was on hand for the Olympic closing ceremony a day earlier.

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Flaws in Norway Massacre Response Uncovered

Posted: 08/13/2012 - A year after a far-right militant's bomb and gun attacks exposed flaws in Norway's terror preparedness, police are being criticized for failing to improve their ability to stop a gunman bent on inflicting mass casualties.

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Iran Raises Earthquake Death Toll To 306

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Iran has raised the death toll from Saturday's twin earthquakes to 306, a day after rescuers called off the search for survivors.

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Japan's Economy Slows

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Japan reports its economy grew at a slower-than-expected annualized rate of 1.4 percent in April-June, adding to worries over the global outlook.

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Syrian Opposition Leader Calls for No-Fly Zone

Posted: 08/12/2012 - The president of the Syrian National Council, Abdelbaset Sieda, told The Associated Press on Sunday that such a move by the international community would show President Bashar Assad's regime that his opponents are serious.

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Mexican Mayor-Elect Shot to Death

Posted: 08/12/2012 - Police say gunmen have shot down the mayor-elect of a town in San Luis Potosi state and a campaign adviser while they were riding in a vehicle with another person.

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Spanish Police Say They Foiled Cartel Expansion

Posted: 08/10/2012 - The Interior Ministry says Spanish police working on a joint investigation with the FBI's Boston division have halted an attempt by a major Mexican drug smuggling and distribution ring to establish a European operation.

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Afghan Police Officer Kills 3 US Marines

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Officials say an Afghan police officer has shot and killed three U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan. It is the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week.

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Chinese Media Say Gu Suffered From Depression

Posted: 08/10/2012 - Chinese state media say the wife of the disgraced former Communist Party boss of Chongging was depressed and dependent on medication but was aware of what she was doing when she murdered a British businessman last year.

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Diplomats: Algeria's Brahimi Could Replace Annan

Posted: 08/09/2012 - Diplomats who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly said that Brahimi was a strong possibility, while other contenders are ex-NATO chief Javier Solana of Spain and ex-Spanish foreign affairs minister Miguel Angel Moratinos.

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