Queen Elizabeth praises U.N. efforts

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By: WINK Administrator

Britain\'s Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday addressed the United Nations for the first time in more than 50 years, saying she has \"witnessed great change.\"
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Son pleads for help as mother awaits stoning in Iran

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By: WINK Administrator

Sajjad Mohammedie Ashtiani travels to a Tabriz jail in Iran every Monday to see his mother.
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China bank on course for record IPO

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By: WINK Administrator

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Protesters lay siege to U.N. compound

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By: WINK Administrator

Protesters led by a Sri Lankan cabinet minister laid siege to the United Nations compound in Colombo, demanding that the world body drop a probe into alleged human rights abuses in the final stages of the separatist war that ended last year.
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U.K. to investigate detainee torture claims, PM announces

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By: WINK Administrator

The British government will establish an investigation into allegations of torture of detainees with the knowledge of members of its intelligence services, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Tuesday.
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3 killed in shooting at McDonald's in Finland

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By: WINK Administrator

A quarrel at a drive-through at a McDonald\'s restaurant in southern Finland erupted in gunfire Tuesday, leaving three men dead, police said.
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More Americans getting tested for colon cancer

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lois Thome

ATLANTA (AP) - Health officials say more older Americans aregetting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of threegetting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, breast cancer sc..
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President Obama and Isreali Prime Minster focus on peace talks

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed into a White House meeting Tuesday with the same goal: trying to move the Israelis and..
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Queen Elizabeth visits UN and Ground Zero Tuesday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

NEW YORK (AP) - The schedule for Queen Elizabeth II's visit to New York City includes a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks and addresses to the United Nations. The queen wi..
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Postal Service considers increase

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Lindsay Liepman

WASHINGTON (AP) - Battered by massive losses, the Postal Servicewants to raise rates to bring in more money.      Postal officials scheduled a briefing Tue..
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Burial today for Senator Robert Byrd

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Rob Spicker

WASHINGTON (AP) - A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Va., next..
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Heat wave hits the Northeast

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By: Lindsay Liepman

NEW YORK (AP) - Meteorologists say temperatures could reach as high as 102 degrees Tuesday in some parts of the East. New York City plans to open several hundred cooling centers in..
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3 headless bodies found in car in Mexico

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) - Police have found the decapitated bodies of three men inside a burned-out car in the drug gang-plagued Mexican state of Sinaloa. The heads had been put on t..
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Relief well is last best hope to contain gusher

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By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Pemex engineer in charge of deepwater drilling operations during a 1979 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says BP may need both relief wells it's drilling to ..
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Oil cleanup landlocked as good weather eludes Gulf

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Jeremiah Jacobsen

PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, efforts to limit the damage from the region's worst-ever oil spill have been essentially landlocked for mo..
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U.S. 'dismayed' by 8-year sentence for American in China

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By: WINK Administrator

The United States Embassy here said Monday that it is \"dismayed\" by a Chinese court decision sentencing of a U.S. citizen to eight years in prison for violating state secrets law.
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Chess icon's body exhumed in paternity case

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By: WINK Administrator

The body of chess legend Bobby Fischer was exhumed Monday in Iceland, law enforcement officials have told CNN. His body was reburied shortly after DNA samples were taken, the officials said.
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Anti-government protesters march in Somali capital

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Anti-government demonstrators, including women dressed in full hijabs brandishing AK-47 automatic rifles, marched through the streets of Somalia\'s violence-torn capital Monday.
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Military plane crash in Romania kills at least 11

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A military plane has crashed near the Tuzla Romania Airport near the Black Sea with four crew members and nine military divers on board, a Romanian Ministry of Defense spokesman said Monday.
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Nigerian leader rescinds ban on national soccer team

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nigeria\'s president has backed down on his decision to suspend the national soccer team, according to the African country\'s football federation.
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