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Israel Halts Peace Talks After Palestinian Unity Move

The Israeli Cabinet on Thursday endorsed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to suspend talks because the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas are moving to form a unity government.
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Obama: Japan's Administration Of Disputed Islands Shouldn't Change

A standoff over sovereignty of an island chain that Japan calls Senkaku and China calls Diaoyu has been a source of deep tension between the two countries in recent years.
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Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Kids don't want to look different, especially if the reason they look different is because they've lost their hair to chemotherapy. If Hello Kitty's gone bald, too, maybe it won't feel so bad.
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Saddened Students Return To Ferry Disaster Victims' School

More bodies were recovered Thursday from the ship, which sank last week. So far, at least 171 deaths have been confirmed. Another 131 people, many of them students from one school, remain missing.
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British Men Win Equal-Pay Claim Against University

At issue was how much money the 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – employed by the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, made compared with female workers on the same pay scale.
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Stowaway Teen's Father Was Shocked To Hear Son Was In Hawaii

The 15-year-old boy hid in the wheel well of a jet that flew Sunday from San Jose, Calif., to Maui. Though temperatures plunged and oxygen was scant, he survived. The father says Allah "saved him."
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No Breakthrough: 'Object Of Interest' Isn't From Missing Jet

A large piece of metal was found this week along the coast of western Australia. But authorities are convinced it is not debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared on March 8.
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3 Americans Dead After Shooting At Kabul Hospital

Authorities say an Afghan security guard opened fire. One victim was a doctor from Chicago. The other two were reportedly a father and son. Another U.S. citizen is said to have been hurt.
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Amsterdam Mayor May Ban Pot In Red Light District, Court Says

A court in the Netherlands has upheld the mayor's efforts to ban marijuana cafes in an area that permits prostitution.
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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backward when a wall of snow careened toward him, and it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.

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