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Whale opponents huddle in Florida (AFP)
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AFP - Key players on whaling huddled behind closed doors in Florida in an uncertain bid to find common ground on an issue that has bitterly divided Australia and Japan.
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EU Naval Force: Somali pirates hijack Saudi tanker (AP)
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AP - Somali pirates have hijacked a Saudi tanker with 14 crew onboard, a spokesman for the European Union Naval Force said Wednesday.
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Attacks on Indians 'racist': Australian minister (AFP)
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AFP - Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said on Wednesday some of the recent attacks against Indian students in Australia were "racist" and that the country would have to work hard to repair its image.
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14 die in mortar, gun battle in Somali capital (AP)
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AP - Somali government forces attacked insurgent-controlled areas in the capital, setting off a gunbattle and mortar fire that killed at least 10 civilians and four militants, witnesses said Wednesday. Almost 40 people were wounded.
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China's space station plan delayed (AFP)
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AFP - China has postponed the next step in its ambitious space station programme until 2011 for technical reasons, state media said Wednesday.
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Shell reports attack on Nigerian flowstation (AFP)
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AFP - Anglo-Dutch oil group Shell on Wednesday reported an attack on its flowstation in southern Nigeria, but said the facility was not producing at the time of the incident.
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US vets return to Iwo Jima for 65th anniversary (AP)
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AP - Dozens of U.S. veterans, now in their 80s and 90s, returned to the remote volcanic island of Iwo Jima on Wednesday to mark the 65th anniversary of one of World War II's fiercest battles.
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Australian home rigged like "Die Hard" movie: police (AFP)
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AFP - An Australian recluse fortified his home with so many improvised explosive devices it resembled something out of a Hollywood action movie, police said Wednesday.
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Investigators need Madeleine McCann files: spokesman (AFP)
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AFP - Files containing reported sightings of missing Madeleine McCann held by Portuguese police should be handed to investigators still searching for her, a family spokesman urged.
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Triple suicide blasts in Iraqi city kill 30 (AP)
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AP - A string of three deadly suicide bombings killed 30 people in the former insurgent stronghold of Baqouba on Wednesday, including a blast from a suicide bomber who rode in an ambulance with the wounded before blowing himself up at a ...
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Former Swiss wine grower uncovers Sudan's ancient roots (AFP)
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AFP - Charles Bonnet, the 76-year-old doyen of Sudan archaeologists who helped rewrite an ancient chapter of Africa's largest country, has come a long way from the Swiss vineyards he harvested as a youth.
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Malaysian opposition hit by spate of defections (AFP)
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AFP - Malaysia's opposition is putting a brave face on a spate of defections and in-fighting that has hit just as its leader Anwar Ibrahim fights sodomy charges that could end his career.
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Beijing on alert as annual political session opens (AP)
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AP - Black-clad SWAT teams patrolled downtown Beijing on Wednesday and an AIDS group was ordered to cancel a seminar as part of China's security clampdown ahead of this week's opening of the national legislature's annual session.
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Royal welcome for S.African president (AFP)
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AFP - South African President Jacob Zuma prepared for a royal welcome in London on Wednesday as he left his political troubles at home for his first state visit to Britain.
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Pedal issue at first drew little notice in Europe (AP)
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AP - Long before Toyota's serious problems with surging accelerators, reports surfaced in Europe of a less catastrophic problem with gas pedals that didn't ease off when drivers removed their foot.
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