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North Korea Cuts Hotline, Warns Of 'Simmering Nuclear War'

The second hotline to be cut this month was used to operate one of the very few joint ventures between North and South Korea.
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VIDEO: Bus Driver Keeps His Head As Light Pole Smashes Through Windshield

Surveillance video captured the scary scene when a bus in China came upon a fallen light pole. Driver Mao Zhihao was nearly skewered. But he managed to duck in time, stop the bus and get his passengers to safety.
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U.S. Men's Soccer Team Ties With Mexico

Brad Guzan swatted away shot after shot and the U.S. team hung on for a 0-0 draw with Mexico Tuesday night. The U.S. earned only its second point in a World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium.
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Myanmar Imposes New Curfews Amid Anti-Muslim Violence

The latest violence began following an argument between a Muslim goldsmith and his Buddhist customers in a central city. Ethnic violence in the former Burma comes as the government introduces democratic reforms after decades of military rule.
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Indian Political Row Over Sri Lanka Spills Over Into Sport

The Indian Premier League, a cricket tournament that is one of the world's highest-paying sporting leagues, announced it won't feature any Sri Lankan players in games played in the southern city of Chennai. The move follows a political debate in India over Sri Lanka's bloody civil war.
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Italian High Court Overturns Acquittal Of American Student Accused Of Murder

Italy's highest court has overturned the 2011 acquittal of Amanda Knox, the American student who, together with her then boyfriend, was accused of killing her roommate in Perugia in 2007. It raises the possibility that Italy will seek to extradite her from the U.S. to be re-tried. U.S. constitutional protection against double jeopardy would complicate any extradition attempt, however. Knox, now a student at the University of Washington, said it was "painful" to receive the news but said she will face the continuing legal battle "confident in the truth and with our heads held high." The original trial attracted world wide attention.

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