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  • Two die, 561 hurt in Italian New Year celebrations

    Two men were killed and 561 other people were wounded as Italians celebrated the New Year with massive displays of illegal and homemade fireworks, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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    01 Jan 12
  • North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un looks on during the memorial for late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, in this still image taken from video December 29, 2011

    North Korea called on its people to rally behind new leader Kim Jong-un and protect him as “human shields” while working to solve the “burning issue” of food shortages by upholding the policies of his late father, Kim Jong-il.

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    01 Jan 12
  • Troubled Ethiopia-Somalia history haunts Horn of Africa

    Five hundred years ago, an Imam who ruled much of what is now Somalia, led a daring invasion of Christian Ethiopia, looting monasteries, burning down churches and slaying all who resisted.

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    01 Jan 12
  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has scheduled surgery to repair his left knee. Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation Friday in Alabama, six days after Peterson tore the …

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    30 Dec 11
  • NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Jim Kleinsasser has spent the last 13 years bulldozing linebackers and defensive ends on NFL Sundays, a blue-collar battering ram for glamorous runners like Robert Smith and Adrian Peterson. There …

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    30 Dec 11
  • VIKINGS-REDSKINS

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Leslie Frazier is finishing his first full season as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and he says he has heard not direct assurances from his bosses that he will …

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    30 Dec 11
  • Wild's Palmer scores first NHL goal against Oilers' Khabibulin in St. Paul

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Niklas Backstrom and the Minnesota Wild were fed up. With the way the Edmonton Oilers were playing against them. With two losses in a row to their soon-to-be-former division rival. …

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    30 Dec 11
  • To match feature DIAGEO/SMIRNOFF

    (Reuters) – Vodkas flavored with citrus and berry have been around for years and recently some newer brands have been trying to create buzz with unusual flavors. But this holiday season, for the first time, …

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    29 Dec 11