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Sinai: The Heightened Threat Of A Lawless Region

Suspected Islamic militants led a deadly attack on the Egypt-Israel border Sunday. Some then attempted to storm the border into Israel. The incident heightened awareness in both countries about the threat posed by the increased lawlessness in the Sinai Peninsula.
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Venezuela's Olympic Hero Gets A Parade To Celebrate Long-Awaited Gold

Ruben Limardo gets a parade to welcome him home, with a record second gold medal. He endeared himself to many in England by taking a packed commuter train after his triumph — still in his track suit and with a gaudy gold medal hanging around his neck.
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British Bank Denies Laundering Iranian Money; Say It's Not A 'Rogue Institution'

New York State regulators accuse Standard Chartered of handling 60,000 secret transactions for Iranian institutions. The bank's stock has plunged on the news. It denies any wrongdoing.
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Let's Catch Up: Australia's Quiet Summer, And A U.S. Invasion

British triathlete Alistair Brownlee has won gold in his event. Spain's Javier Gomez won silver, and Brownlee's younger brother, Jonathan, took bronze, after a 15-second penalty. Here's a rundown of news from this morning.
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India's Olympic Effort Faulted

India's field hockey team is the least successful team at the London Olympic Games. But the team's record tracks with the overall state of the country's Olympic effort. India, the world's second-most populous nation, has only three Olympic medals so far.
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U.S. Women's Soccer Team To Play For Gold Medal

The U.S. women's soccer team beat Canada in dramatic fashion Monday at the London Summer Olympics. Next, they seek revenge against Japan after a heartbreaking loss at last year's World Cup. The finals are Thursday in London.
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British Bank Accused Of Hiding Iranian Transactions

Standard Chartered Bank's New York office is accused of laundering up to $250 billion in Iranian funds over the past decade. The bank isn't well known in the U.S. but it does a huge amount of business in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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Pakistan Blackouts Power Frustration At Government

The country's government says it can't afford to keep up with increasing electricity demand, as more and more people crowd into urban centers. But discontent over blackouts has some workers agitating for a return to military rule.

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