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Congolese Rebels Control Eastern City Of Goma

Tens of thousands of people have fled days of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a rebel militia took control of the key regional capital. U.N. peacekeepers apparently stood aside as the rebels entered the city, which is at the heart of the mineral rich east of the country. It has often been the focus of rebel attacks but this marks the first time in a decade the Congolese government has lost control of the city.
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Clinton Joins Diplomatic Push To End Gaza Violence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East to push for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. She has met separately with Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders. Cairo is her final destination, where she'll be meeting with Egypt's president who stands at the center of negotiations.
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India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Of the 10 gunman who carried out a three-day siege that left more than 160 people dead, Mohammad Ajmal Kasab was the only survivor. He was hanged today, almost four years to the day after the attack.
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No Peace: Bomb Rips Through Bus In Tel Aviv; Israel Continues Strikes On Gaza

Talk of a cease-fire has been shattered by an attack in Israel and more airstrikes on targets in Gaza. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other diplomats, though, continue efforts to broker a truce.
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Prisoner Release Shifts Pakistan's Afghan Policy

In what is considered a good-faith gesture, Pakistan last week released at least nine Afghan Taliban prisoners. The move is seen as part of a new strategy by Pakistan as it eyes the looming drawdown of U.S. and Western troops in Afghanistan — and a small but potentially important breakthrough in the peace process.
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Pakistan's Overture To Taliban Concerns Afghans

Many Afghans are wondering about the timing and motive of Pakistan's release last week of at least nine Taliban prisoners. They say mistrust born of decades of duplicity won't vanish with a few declarations or small gestures.
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How The Government Set Up A Fake Bank To Launder Drug Money

In the early 1990s, Colombian drug cartels had a problem: They had more money than they knew what to do with. So a pair of federal agents created an offshore bank.
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Blasphemy Charges On The Rise In Pakistan

A single accuser's word is often enough to lead to an arrest and spark mob violence. Human rights advocates say the charges are frequently made against religious minorities, and are often used to settle personal scores.

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