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At least 15 killed in attacks across Iraq

Posted: 11/19/2007 - In a predominantly Shiite area in central Baghdad, a parked car bomb exploded, killing at least seven people and wounding a dozen. Police say the blast was targeting a deputy finance minister.

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Numbers look forboding for Thanksgiving travel

Posted: 11/18/2007 - 27-million passengers will fly over the Thanksgiving holiday. That is up 4% from the same time last year. More than 24% of flights have arrived late this year, and officials say one good storm is all it would take to shake up the holiday flight schedules.

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U.N. conference on the internet ends

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The Internet Governance Forum met the past four days in Brazil, with many of the delegates expressing concern that the U.S. wields too much control over the major groups that have say-so over how Internet names are assigned.

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Vietnam plans to buy a dozen Boeing 787s

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Officials in Hanoi say state-owned Vietnam Airlines is buying four Boeing 787s and a new joint venture called Vietnam Aircraft Leasing is buying eight more.

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U.S. diplomat arrives in Pakistan

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte's schedule is uncertain. But hours before his arrival, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was released from house arrest for a second time.

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British general says violence down sharply

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Binns says last spring when British forces were conducting daily patrols in the city, there was "steady, toe-to-toe" fighting with Iraqi militiamen.

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Powerful earthquake shakes Peru-Ecuador border

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The quake comes just a day after a powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake shook northern Chile. At least two people were killed and some 15,000 left homeless. With continuing strong aftershocks, many people in Chile have been sleeping in their cars or setting up tents outside their houses.

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Judge agrees to open 'Jena Six' defendant Mychal Bell's trial to public

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The Associated Press and 24 other news organizations had filed a lawsuit seeking full access to Bell's case. Bell has been charged with aggravated second-degree battery and conspiracy for his alleged part in an attack last December on a white student at Jena High School.

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Top U.S. official calls Benazir Bhutto

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Negroponte arrived in Islamabad today to press President Pervez Musharraf to end the state of emergency and set a firm date for free and fair elections. The U.S. is also calling on Musharraf to release opposition leaders who have been detained and give up his position as army chief.

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U.S. Capitol tree cut down in Vermont

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Olympic snowboarding champion Hannah Teter, Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and more than 250 others gathered for a harvesting ceremony deep in the Green Mountain National Forest, listening to Christmas carols as snow fell.

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Army desertion rates up 80 percent since invasion of Iraq in 2003

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Despite the steady increase in desertions, an Associated Press examination of Pentagon figures earlier this year shows that the military does little to find those who leave their posts and rarely prosecutes the ones they get. Some are allowed to return to their units, while most are given less-than-honorable discharges.

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Bush cites progress in nuclear talks with North Korea, praises Japan's role

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Japan is seeking a greater role in the six-party talks and has urged the U.S. not to move too quickly in removing the North Korea from its list of terror-supporting nations until it accounts for the Japanese who were kidnapped in North Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.

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LA police drop plans to map Muslim areas

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Last week, a deputy chief announced that the department's counterterrorism bureau planned to identify Muslim enclaves. The purpose would be to determine which might be likely to become isolated and susceptible to extremism.

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Power cyclone hit Bangladesh

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Cyclone Sidr roared ashore last night with driving rain and high waves. Some 650,000 villagers had fled as it approached. An official at the cyclone center in the capital, Dhaka, says most of the people who died were killed by falling trees and debris. Others drowned when they fell off boats.

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Bogus buyers lift valuables at New York City apartment showings

Posted: 11/16/2007 - The suspects, who police say appear to be women, were captured on security cameras at some of the four buildings targeted. The apartments were on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, two of the city's most desirable neighborhoods.

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