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Carnival's Earnings Hit By String Of Cruise Ship Problems

The world's largest cruise line has experienced a series of problems aboard its ships, ranging from fires and power outages at sea to the wreck of the Costa Concordia.
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Why Kenya Is An Inviting Target For Terrorists

The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West, and it sent troops into Somalia's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
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World Economic Growth Points To More Planes In Asian Skies

Airbus, the second-largest aircraft-maker, says that in 20 years China will overtake the U.S. as the world's top aviation market. The estimates are similar to projections issued by Airbus' bigger rival, Boeing, earlier this year.
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U.N. Must Battle 'Cold Logic Of Mass Graves,' Obama Says

Nations will disagree about when and how to stop tyrants from committing mass murder, the president told the U.N. General Assembly. But he made the case that the international community must do more to prevent atrocities. Obama also used his address to say the U.S. is encouraged by signs of moderation from Iran.
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Dozens Killed By Strong Quake In Southwestern Pakistan

The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck the southern part of the country. Although there are reports of deaths, it could be several days before the full extent of any damage and destruction is known.
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UPDATED: Obama And Iranian President Rouhani Will Not Meet

White House officials said they offered to have an "encounter" on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but the Iranians said it was "too complicated" at this point. The leaders of Iran and the United States haven't met since before the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
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Siege Over, Kenya Has 'Defeated The Monster Of Terrorism'

Four days after terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta told his nation that the crisis has ended. He said at least 61 civilians, 6 security officers and 5 terrorists had been killed. More bodies, though, might still be in the building.
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Double Yolks Found In 6 Consecutive Eggs

In England, a man went to the store and bought a package of six eggs. He cracked the first one open, and found a double yolk. Then he cracked open the second. Two yolks in that one as well. It turns out all six eggs were like that. The chances of that happening:about one in a trillion.
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Volkswagen To End VW Van Production

Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the last place where the iconic vehicle is manufactured. Production is scheduled to stop at the end of the year. In Brazil, many the vans are turned into food trucks or school buses.
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Obama To Appear Before U.N. General Assembly

President Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. He's expected to talk about the need to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, and the potential for progress on Iran's nuclear program — among other topics.

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