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Ahmadinejad Rails Against Israel In U.N. Speech

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. His speech came at a time when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging the United States to join it in drawing clear lines that Iran's nuclear program can't cross.
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Greek Credit Crisis Forces Winemakers, Food Canners To Adapt

One of the key challenges to Greek businesses in the wake of the financial crisis is getting credit. Some companies have turned to cash and laid off workers, but it's been difficult to find the funds to keep up production.
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Tokyo's Governor Stokes The Island Feud With China

Tokyo's flamboyant and ultraconservative governor, Shintaro Ishihara, said last spring that his city would buy some islands in the East China Sea. Today, China and Japan are caught in a war of words over who controls those islands. Some observers call Ishihara's move a power play that has sparked a crisis.
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Tensions With Iran, Center Stage At The U.N.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the podium before the U.N. General Assembly and laid out his vision for a new world order free of the "hegemony of arrogance." The U.S. delegation boycotted the speech, a day after President Obama addressed world leaders from the same stage.
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Babies Bring Good Luck, Big Bucks For One Norwegian Family

Forget four-leaf clovers, horseshoes and rabbit feet. The secret to the three-time-lottery-winning Oksnes family of Norway is simple: getting pregnant. In six years, three members of the family have won the national lottery — each coinciding with a birth.
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Young Man Who Helped Capture Gadhafi Dies After Reportedly Being Tortured

Omran Ben Shaaban was kidnapped, beaten, and shot, his family says, by supporters of the former Libyan leader.

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