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Palestinian who planned Munich attack dies in Syria

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 21:20
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - The Palestinian militant who masterminded the deadly assault on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics died in Syria on Saturday, Palestinian officials said.

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U.N. peacekeeper wounded in Lebanon clash

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 18:45
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Villagers threw stones at U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon on Saturday, seizing their weapons and wounding their patrol leader, a U.N. spokesman said, in the latest confrontation near the Israeli border.

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Biden visits Iraq amid election deadlock

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 15:14
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq on Saturday amid dangerous tensions following an election in March that produced no clear winner and as yet no new government.

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Study shows how sunlight on Titan yields life-precursor compounds

Scientific American Online - Sat, 2010-07-03 15:00

Titan, Saturn's largest moon, does not harbor alien life as far as anyone knows, but the prospects for extraterrestrial biology there are about as good there as anywhere else in the solar system. [More]

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Ahmadinejad calls sanctions against Iran pathetic

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 12:58
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The latest sanctions against Iran are pathetic, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday, warning world powers they would regret their bullying.

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Clinton sees "steel vice" squeezing civil liberties

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 12:33
KRAKOW, Poland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday a "steel vice" is crushing groups that promote democracy and civil liberties around the world, and defended U.S. government funding for them.

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Otunbayeva sworn in as Kyrgyz interim president

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 11:24
BISHKEK (Reuters) - Roza Otunbayeva was sworn in as Kyrgyzstan's interim president on Saturday after guiding it through three months of revolt, ethnic violence and a referendum intended to build Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy.

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General Petraeus in Afghanistan warns of tough mission

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 11:02
KABUL (Reuters) - The United States' top field commander, General David Petraeus, warned on Saturday of a tough mission ahead a day after arriving to take command of the 150,000-strong NATO-led foreign force in Afghanistan.

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Fuel tanker explosion kills over 230 in Congo

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 07:46
KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 230 people were killed when a fuel tanker overturned and exploded in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, unleashing a fire ball that tore through homes and cinemas packed with people watching World Cup soccer.

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Weak private hiring in June shows tepid U.S. recovery

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 01:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private payrolls rose only modestly in June and overall employment fell for the first time this year as thousands of temporary census jobs ended, indicating the economic recovery is failing to pick up steam.

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Hillary Clinton tells Ukraine door to NATO open

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 01:03
KIEV (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Ukraine on Friday that the door to joining NATO remained open even though its new leadership has abandoned alliance membership as a long-term goal.

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Tests start on "super skimmer" for Gulf oil spill

Reuters - Sat, 2010-07-03 00:36
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A supertanker adapted to scoop up oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico began tests on Saturday amid a report that some major investors expect the energy giant to replace its top executives.

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Left-sided Cancer: Blame your bed and TV?

Scientific American Online - Fri, 2010-07-02 21:30

Curiously, the cancer rate is 10 percent higher in the left breast than in the right. This left-side bias holds true for both men and women and it also applies to the skin cancer melanoma. Researchers Örjan Hallberg of Hallberg Independent Research in Sweden and Ollie Johansson of The Karolinska Institute in Sweden, writing in the June issue of the journal Pathophysiology , suggest a surprising explanation that not only points to a common cause for both cancers, it may change your sleeping habits. [More]

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Winds of Change Blow Renewable Energy Across Latin America [Slide Show]

Scientific American Online - Fri, 2010-07-02 20:37

On Colombia's La Guajira Peninsula , an arid stretch of land that forms the northernmost tip of South America jutting into the Caribbean Sea, life for the indigenous Wayúu people in many ways remains as it has for centuries. The Wayúu men fish each morning, returning home to their settlements (known as "rancherías") shortly after sunrise, before the sun heats the surrounding desert to 40 degrees Celsius. The Wayúu women weave woolen shoulder bags called "mochilas," which they sell in neighboring towns. Far from the major cities of Colombia's interior, potable water is scarce in La Guajira and electricity is a luxury. [More]

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Warren Buffett donates $1.93 billion to charities

Reuters - Fri, 2010-07-02 20:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett has donated another $1.93 billion to five charitable foundations, the third-highest amount since the investor began donating 99 percent of his wealth in 2006.

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Michael Steele causes uproar with Afghan remarks

Reuters - Fri, 2010-07-02 19:22
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Party leader Michael Steele faced heavy criticism and calls for his resignation on Friday after blaming President Barack Obama for the Afghanistan war and suggesting it could not be won.

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Aw nuts: Plan to save endangered squirrels scuttled as too expensive

Scientific American Online - Fri, 2010-07-02 19:00

How much is too much to spend on saving an endangered species? In the case of the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel ( Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis ) $1.25 million seems to be the breaking point.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently announced it would spend that much to protect the squirrels from cars near two dangerous roadways where several of the animals die every year.

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New Species of Toothed Whale Is Named for Moby Dick Author

Scientific American Online - Fri, 2010-07-02 18:05
The fossilized skull and jaw of a giant, 12--13 million-year-old sperm whale have been discovered off the coast of Peru. The creature belongs to a previously unknown genus of sperm whale and has been named in honour of Herman Melville.
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Plug-in Hybrids' Environmental Impact Varies with Geography

Scientific American Online - Fri, 2010-07-02 18:05
When it comes to plug-in hybrids, oil consumption and carbon emissions, it's not just about what you're driving, but where you're driving it, experts explain.
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