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G20 Leaders Pledge To Avert Currency War

A meeting of finance ministers from the 20 leading industrial and developing nations wrapped up over the weekend in Moscow. The nations agreed to not to target the exchange rates of their respective currencies amid concerns that competitive devaluation could spark a currency war.
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Doping Trial May Reach Far Beyond Spain, And Cycling

A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's largest sports doping rings. Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes' client list is believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The doctor says he treated athletes from other sports, as well.
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At Least Two Dozen Dead As Car Bombs Explode In Baghdad

The explosions targeted mainly Shiite neighborhoods. The attack comes amid increasing Shiite-Sunni tension in Iraq.
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Pope Blesses Faithful At Vatican For First Time Since Resignation Announcement

Pope Benedict XVI asked those gathered in St. Peter's Square to continue praying for him and the next pope. He steps down as pope Feb. 28.
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Searching For Ibrahim

Fahrettin Gumus, a retired security guard from Turkey, recently traveled alone to Afghanistan in search of his teenage son Ibrahim, who left three years ago to join al-Qaida. So far, the father has found no trace of Ibrahim, but says he will continue to search.
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Huge Bomb Kills Dozens In Pakistani Market

The explosion in Quetta is aimed at Shiite women and children; two bombings last month killed nearly 120 Shiites in the same city and injured scores more.
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'Argo': What Really Happened In Tehran? A CIA Agent Remembers

The political drama Argo is based on the real story of a CIA-planned rescue in revolutionary Iran. Experts say it gets most of the story right — but two men who were actually there say the end of the story was more complicated than Hollywood might think.
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Pope's Resignation An Opportunity For Africa's Cardinals

Pope Benedict's resignation kicks off a closely watched process to choose his successor. Some have put the odds on the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church coming from the Southern Hemisphere, and possibly from Africa, the fastest growing region for Catholicism in the world.

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