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4th blast hits New Zealand coal mine where 29 died (AP) PDF Print E-mail

Family members walk to catch their buses to visit the Pike River Coal mine where 29 miners are killed after being trapped underground following an explosion in Greymouth, New Zealand, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/NZPA, Ross Setford) NEW ZEALAND OUTAP - A fourth explosion in nine days ripped through a New Zealand mine where 29 miners perished, and officials said Sunday the coal was on fire, a development that could significantly delay recovery of the bodies.


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North Korea "readies missiles" as China seeks talks (Reuters) PDF Print E-mail

A South Korean marine helps a fellow soldier adjust his uniform as they patrol a village on Yeonpyeong Island November 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jo Yong-HakReuters - North Korea has placed surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads in the Yellow Sea, Yonhap news agency said, as the United States and South Korea began military drills and China called for emergency talks.


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Egypt picks parliament after roundup of opposition (AP) PDF Print E-mail

An Egyptian woman voter leaves a polling station with a finger dipped with ink during the Egyptian parliamentary elections in Alexandria, Egypt Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Egyptians began voting Sunday in a parliamentary election preceded by a crackdown on the main opposition movement and on independent media and tensions with the U.S. over the government's insistence on barring international monitors. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)AP - Egyptians began voting Sunday in a parliamentary election preceded by a crackdown on the main opposition movement and on independent media and tensions with the U.S. over the government's insistence on barring international monitors.


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Ivory Coast votes in election to reunite country (AP) PDF Print E-mail

A woman casts her ballot on the outskirts of the town of Gagnoa, Ivory Coast, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Polls have opened in a long-overdue presidential election in Ivory Coast that some hope will reunite the country eight years after a civil war divided it in two. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)AP - Polling stations opened nearly an hour late on Sunday in a long-overdue presidential election in Ivory Coast that is set to reunite the country eight years after a civil war divided it in two.


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Haiti votes under shadow of cholera and confusion (Reuters) PDF Print E-mail
Reuters - Haiti votes on Sunday in elections roiled by a cholera epidemic, political tensions and voter confusion, seeking a leader to guide the impoverished Caribbean country's recovery from a January earthquake.
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