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Taiwan Finds Radiation on Imported Japanese Beans

Posted: 03/20/2011 - TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Taiwanese official says radiation has been detected on fava beans imported from Japan but the amount is too small to harm human health.

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Gulf Markets Rally on Saudi Economic Incentives

Posted: 03/20/2011 - CAIRO (AP) - The major stock markets in the Gulf Arab region have rallied after Saudi Arabia's king decreed $93 billion in financial support measures aimed at quieting discontent in the Arab world's biggest economy.

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Japan to Decide on Food Restrictions

Posted: 03/20/2011 - Japan chief cabinet secretary says government will decide on Monday whether to restrict food products from quake zone, and efforts to cool reactors are showing some results.

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Woman Eats Sand Without Health Problems

Posted: 03/20/2011 - A 70-year-old woman in northern India's state of Uttar Pradesh has been eating about two kilograms of sand everyday for the past 40 years and has not reported any health problems because of this rare habit.

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Japanese Villagers Told Not to Drink Tap Water

Posted: 03/20/2011 - TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Health Ministry says it has advised a village near a crippled nuclear plant not to drink tap water due to elevated levels of radioactive iodine.

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CNN Reporter Has Ties in Japan

Posted: 03/20/2011 - As searches for thousands of missing continued Saturday, police in Japan said more than 7,300 people had died since the monster earthquake and ensuing tsunami struck last week.

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US Begins Air Assault on Lybia

Posted: 03/19/2011 - The United States has begun an air attack on Lybian air defense systems. The attack began roughly around 1 p.m. central time.

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U.S. Ship with Food Aid Continues after 2-week Delay

Posted: 03/17/2011 - A U.S. shipping line says problems with documentation for a cargo of ammunition have been resolved, allowing a ship that also was carrying American food aid to continue its trip after a more than two-week delay in Angola.

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7th Child Victim Killed in Mexico Drug Violence

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Posted: 03/17/2011 - Police in the Mexican resort city of Acapulco say they found the body of a 4-year-old girl who had been shot in the chest - the seventh child killed in drug-related violence in the city in less than a week.

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Japanese Residents Take Safety into Own Hands

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Japan is considering dumping boric acid, a fire retardant, from helicopters over its troubled nuclear plant as the threat of radiation hangs in the air. Now some are taking safety into their own hands and leaving after getting mixed messages from their government.

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Colombia: Top Rebel Trafficker Slain

Posted: 03/15/2011 - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says troops have killed a top FARC rebel who supplied Mexican traffickers with cocaine and managed finances and arms dealings for the guerrillas' powerful Southern Bloc.

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Third Explosion at Japan's Nuclear Power Plant

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Japan is setting up a joint-response headquarters with the operator of a compromised nuclear reactor as reports surface of yet another explosion. It’s damage control of enormous proportions as the death toll climbs and fears of a meltdown plague survivors.

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Ecuador Sends Aid to Galapagos Following Tsunami

Posted: 03/14/2011 - The Ecuadorean government has sent 6 tons of food and water to the Galapagos after the islands were hit by a tsunami from the massive earthquake off Japan.

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Prince Charles, Camilla to Visit Morocco

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Charles' office said in a statement that the trip's main goal is to promote trade and investment opportunities and increase cooperation on climate change.

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Haiti Candidates Unfazed by Aristide's Return

Posted: 03/14/2011 - The two candidates in Haiti's presidential runoff say former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's impending return from exile should not disrupt the vote.

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Soldiers Kill 4 Alleged Kidnappers in Mexico

Posted: 03/14/2011 - A statement from the Defense Department says gunmen opened fire on troops who were investigating a tip about suspicious activity Saturday night at the ranch in the town of China, near Texas.

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