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  • American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal (C) and their translator attend the first session of their trial at the revolutionary court in Tehran February 6, 2011. The two Americans held in Iran for the last 18 months on suspicion of espionage pleaded not guilty in court on Sunday on the first day of their closed-door trial, state television reported.

    Two Americans held in Iran for more than two years have been convicted as spies and sentenced to eight years’ jail, Iranian TV reported on Saturday, a verdict that will further strain already very poor relations with Washington.

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    20 Aug 11
  • Former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair leave their temporary Manhattan residence in New York July 6, 2011.

    The prosecutors in the case of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will meet on Monday with the hotel maid accusing him of sexual assault, in a sign the case may be headed for dismissal, one of her lawyers said on Saturday.

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    20 Aug 11
  • Explosions and gunfire rock besieged Tripoli

    Explosions and gunfire rocked Tripoli on Saturday night, after days of battlefield defeats left Muammar Gaddafi’s government and troops penned ever more tightly in the besieged capital.

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    20 Aug 11
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    CLASS C: ST. CLOUD 5–ST. PATRICK 2FAIRMONT 7–WINSTED 6 (12 INN)PRIOR LAKE 5–FREEPORT 4WACONIA 6–PIPESTONE 2 STATE AMATEUR BASEBALL REPORTS CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND.REPORTS TODAY ARE AT 2:30 & 5:05.ON SUNDAY THEY ARE AT 11:45, 2:05, …

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    20 Aug 11
  • Reindeer herder finds baby mammoth in Russia Arctic

    A reindeer herder in Russia’s Arctic has stumbled on the pre-historic remains of a baby woolly mammoth poking out of the permafrost, local officials said on Friday.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Rupert Murdoch owns outlets in many parts of the world.

    A private detective jailed for illegally intercepting voicemail messages on behalf of a journalist at one of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers has been ordered to reveal who asked him to carry out the phone-hacking.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Belgium's Finance Minister Didier Reynders addresses a speech at the International Club of Flanders (ICF) in Ghent, northern Belgium, June 28, 2011.

    Pressure on Germany and France to take radical action on the euro zone debt crisis mounted on Friday, as financial markets sagged further and Belgium added its support to calls for the region to issue debt jointly.

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    19 Aug 11
  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 19, 2011.

    Wall Street ended a fourth week of losses on a down note on Friday as most buyers left the market before the weekend on growing fears of another U.S. recession and destabilization in Europe’s financial system.

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    19 Aug 11