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Britain's Iron Lady, Former Prime Minister Thatcher, Dies

During her 11 years in office, she remade Britain and became an iconic figure for conservatives in her homeland and abroad. But Thatcher, who was 87, was also a divisive leader.
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Former British Prime Minister Thatcher Dies

The "Iron Lady" was 87. A spokesman says she died Monday following a stroke. She became prime minister in 1979 and led Britain for 11 years. She stood with President Reagan against communism and broke Britain's trade union movement. Thatcher is a hero to conservatives.
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North Korea To Shut Jointly Run Factories, May Test Missile

The factory complex inside North Korea produces products for South Korean companies. It has been a rare example of cooperation. Now, it's caught in the latest round of escalating tensions on the peninsula.
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Chilean Poet Neruda's Remains To Be Exhumed In Murder Probe

Famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda is to be exhumed Monday to see if he was poisoned. The official version stated he died of cancer. His former driver, however, told a Mexican magazine that he believes Neruda was murdered by the Pinochet regime as the poet was an avowed leftist.
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J.R.R. Tolkien's Ring On Display At Estate's Exhibit

J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy Lord of the Rings is filled with fantastical stories of elves, hobbits and wizards. But the ring at the center of his tale may have been inspired by a real ring. Owners of The Vyne, an English estate, say they possess the ring that inspired Tolkien's "ring of power."
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Research: Dengue Underestimated By World Health Organization

The tropical disease dengue is far more widespread than previously thought, according to an article in the journal Nature. The study estimates there are three to four times more dengue infections each year than the number currently tallied by the World Health Organization.
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Religious Tensions Escalate In Egypt Amid Violence

Egypt suffered the worst religious violence over the weekend that it has seen since President Morsi came to power last year. Egyptians are already struggling with an economic crisis and political instability. Now, religious tensions appear to be boiling over.
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Inside North Korea, No Obvious Signs Of Crisis

The international community is bracing for further provocative actions in North Korea's campaign of bluster and escalation. But visitors to the reclusive country say the capital Pyongyang does not appear to be on war footing.

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