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Sun Myung Moon, Unification Church Founder, Dies

The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, has died at the age of 92 in Korea. Unification church members viewed him as a messiah, despite allegations of cult-like behavior and financial fraud. Moon was known for presiding over mass weddings and starting the conservative newspaper The Washington Times.
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With No End To Conflict In Sight, No Winners In Syria

August was the deadliest month yet, with thousands of people, mostly civilians, killed in fighting around the country. While anti-government rebels are making advances, government troops are digging in their heels.
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Rev. Moon, A 'Savior' To Some, Lived A Big Dream

The controversial founder of the Unification Church said Jesus spoke to him when he was 16. Sun Myung Moon said Jesus wanted him to fulfill his mission of creating the "true family." Moon considered himself the Messiah and was known for conducting mass weddings and attracting thousands of young followers. He was 92.

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Murder Charges Dropped Against South African Miners, For Now

South African prosecutors are temporarily dropping murder charges against 270 striking miners until the results of a formal inquiry are complete.
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In Russia, 200-Year-Old Battle A Day To Remember

The Battle of Borodino took place during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. It was the single bloodiest day of the Napoleonic Wars, and it's remembered by Russians as a symbol of national courage. Each year, on the first Sunday of September, the battle is re-enacted by thousands of people.
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U.S. Drawdown Leaves Afghans With Mixed Feelings

As American troops prepare to leave, Afghans have a wide range of opinions on what it means. Some say the Americans can't leave quickly enough. Others say they fear the country will become more chaotic once U.S. and NATO forces depart.
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Pakistan's Lone Brewery Sets Sights On India

Alcohol is almost entirely banned in Pakistan, a country that's overwhelmingly Muslim. But there is one brewery, which has a 150-year history and has been in the same family for generations.

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