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South African Police Accused Of Massacring Miners

South African Police officers killed more than 30 striking workers during a confrontation at a mine owned by Lonmin PLC Thursday. The shooting has been called one of the worst in the country since the end of the apartheid era.
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United Nation's Role In Syria To Change

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is expected to tap a veteran U.N. troubleshooter to take over from international envoy Kofi Annan. At the same time, U.N. military observers are wrapping up their mission. By next week, all of the unarmed U.N. military observers will be out of Syria.
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Russian Judge: Punk Band Sentenced To Two Years

A court sentenced the three members of an all female punk band to two years in jail after they were found guilty of hooliganism and religious hatred. The group had staged an anti-Putin protest in Moscow's main cathedral last February.
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Belgian Town May Sue Over Soggy Weather Forecasts

The mayor of a Belgian seaside resort town wants to sue a private meteorological service for issuing a pessimistic full-summer forecast that has resulted in cancellations and loss of revenue. A similar complaint against Dutch meteorologists has been lodged in neighboring Netherlands.

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