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First Darfur case to reach Hague tribunal begins

Posted: 10/19/2009 - A Sudanese rebel leader is appearing at the International Criminal Court at a hearing to decide whether he must stand trial on charges of leading an attack that killed 12 peacekeepers.

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Key Iran nuclear talks convene Monday

Posted: 10/19/2009 - International negotiators are holding key talks with Iran that could see it handing over most of its enriched uranium for processing abroad.

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Iran: US, Britain, Pakistan linked to militants

Posted: 10/19/2009 - The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is accusing the United States, Britain and Pakistan of having links with the Sunni militants responsible for a suicide bombing that killed five senior Guard commanders and 37 others.

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Showdown looms over Afghan election

Posted: 10/19/2009 - A showdown could be brewing between a U.N.-backed panel and Afghanistan's separate Independent Election Commission over results of the disputed presidential election.

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Pakistan steps up border offensive

Posted: 10/19/2009 - An offensive seen as Pakistan's most crucial battle yet against militants who control of a large swath of its northwest continues to rage in South Waziristan.

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Father rejects hoax claim

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The father of a six-year-old boy who was believed to be floating above Colorado in a helium balloon is lashing out at suggestions that it was all a publicity stunt.

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D.C. Sniper to ask Va. governor for clemency

Posted: 10/15/2009 - The attorney for convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad says he plans to ask for clemency for his client who is scheduled for execution next month.

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Jobless claims drop for 5th time in 6 weeks

Posted: 10/15/2009 - The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment insurance has fallen to the lowest level since early January, a sign the labor market is slowly improving.

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Iraqi shoe thrower in Switzerland

Posted: 10/14/2009 - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush has arrived in Switzerland to recuperate from his time in prison and launch a foundation to help civilian war victims in Iraq.

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Iraq government: 85,000 Iraqis killed in 2004-08

Posted: 10/14/2009 - Iraq says 85,694 people have lost their lives in the country's violence from 2004-2008, in the first official report by the government on the Iraqi death toll since the war began.

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Important health care vote today

Updated: 10/13/2009 - An important health care vote is on tap today in the Senate Finance Committee which is expected to approve the $829 billion package.

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Karzai defends conduct of election in Afghanistan

Updated: 10/13/2009 - Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is acknowledging irregularities in the presidential election while arguing that balloting generally was "good and fair and worthy of praise, not scorn."

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Pakistani jets bomb militants near Afghan border

Updated: 10/13/2009 - Amid speculation that a new ground offensive against the Taliban is imminent, Pakistani jets have been bombing militant targets today in South Waziristan, the main insurgent stronghold along the Afghan border.

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