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Mexico: Guinness Record for Telescope Viewers

Updated: 04/22/2013 - Almost 3,000 Mexicans peered at the moon through telescopes on Saturday (April 20) and broke the Guinness world record the country set in 2011.

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Boston Suspects' Chechen Family Traveled Long Road

Updated: 04/21/2013 - Their father and former neighbors from Kyrgyzstan -- home to many Chechens who were deported from their native villages by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin -- tell of a family often on the move in search of safety and a better life... By all accounts, the younger brother had many friends, but his older brother felt alienated from American society and in recent years had turned increasingly to Islam.

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World News: Syria, Iraq, Iran, N Korea, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, China Headlines

Posted: 04/21/2013 - Heavy clashes in Syria near Lebanon border... Kerry pushes Turkey-Israel rapprochement... Iraqis start voting in regional elections... Iran seeks to export oil to North Korea... Iran says it will remain loyal to nuclear treaty... Group accuses Egypt's Morsi of ignoring atrocities... Egypt's Mubarak stays jailed despite release order... China rushes relief after Sichuan quake kills more than 170... China mine blast kills 18, injures 12... Experts: West Africa piracy takes root in Nigeria... US philanthropist savors opening of Jewish museum in Poland....

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US Providing Syrian Rebels $123M More in Aid

Updated: 04/21/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the additional money will double the nonlethal assistance to the Syrian opposition as well as increase humanitarian aid. The United Nations estimates that the fighting has killed more than 70,000 people, many by the Assad government as it tries to repress the uprising.... Some Arab states are supplying the rebels with arms, and Britain and France are leading a push to modify the European Union's arms embargo on Syria to permit weapons transfers to the opposition. The embargo is to expire at the end of May unless it is extended or revised....

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Mexico City Fashion Week

Updated: 04/18/2013 - Valencia-born Spanish designer Pepa Salazar unveiled her women's collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 on Tuesday (April 16) during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at a pop-up tent in Mexico City's Santa Fe.

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China: Xinjiang Hit by Sandstorm

Updated: 04/18/2013 - A sandstorm, first of its kind this spring, began shrouding many parts of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Tuesday afternoon due to a cold wave.

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Iranian TV Says 40 Dead in 7.8 Quake

Updated: 04/17/2013 - Iranian state television said on Tuesday (April 16) at least 40 people were killed when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Islamic state near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday.

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Jordan Extremist Praises Boston Bombing

Updated: 04/16/2013 - The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group says he's "happy to see the horror in America" after the explosions in Boston.

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Czech Republic: Communist Tower Hotel Opens for Business

Updated: 04/15/2013 - This hotel definitely offers a room with a view. Until recently the old communist TV tower in Prague was just known as the ugliest building of the Czech capital, but now it has a new attraction on offer - a luxurious one-room hotel looking out on the city.

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UK: Violence Erupts after English Premier League Match

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Updated: 04/15/2013 - Newcastle United fans clashed with police after their team was beaten 3-0 at home by Sunderland in a one-sided Premier League derby at St James' Park on Sunday (April 14).

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World News: New Details in Afghan Attack; Mexican Volcano; Bird Flu in China

Posted: 04/14/2013 - New details emerge in deadly Afghan attack... Volcano spews ash in central Mexico... Goal of nuclear-free NKorea tests US, China ties... Investigators probe Lion Air crash in Bali... China WHO chief: Beijing Bird Flu case not surprising... Puerto Rico protects premier turtle nesting site... Poland unveils giant statue of John Paul II

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China: Severe Ice and Snow Storms

Updated: 04/11/2013 - A total of 52 vehicles became stranded on the provincial highway 224 in Chengde of north china's Hebei province on Sunday after the road surface was covered with ice and snow.

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Hagel: N. Korea Close to "Dangerous Line"

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said North Korea has been skating close to a "dangerous line" with its recent threats to the United States and South Korea.

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Tourists Peer Over the Border at North Korea

Updated: 04/10/2013 - Curious tourists at the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) look over at the North Korean side with curiosity, South Korean Foreign Minister Pyongyang is prepared to fire mid-range missiles.

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Tightrope Walking Raccoon!

Updated: 04/10/2013 - Wearing a mask around its eyes, it walked a tightrope. No, not some costumed performer: a raccoon.

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Japan Stocks Rise Sharply

Updated: 04/08/2013 - The Nikkei share average climbed as much as 3.1 percent to hover near a 5-year high on Monday (April 8), and bond prices inched up as investors responded positively to the Bank of Japan's move to begin buying longer-dated bonds immediately to combat deflation.

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Uganda Proposes Ban on the Mini-Skirt

Updated: 04/08/2013 - A new anti-pornography law is up for debate in Uganda. It would impose bans on what can be shown on TV and in the movies in the African nation.

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India: Test Fire of Nuke-Capable Agni II Missile

Updated: 04/08/2013 - India successfully tests its nuclear-capable Agni II missile for the second time on Sunday (April 07), from eastern Odisha state, after testing it for the first time in 2010.

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