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  • Bavarian state premier and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer arrives for a party board meeting in Munich March 28, 2011.

    Anger at Greece’s failure to meet fiscal targets that are a condition for its international bailout is nearing breaking point in Berlin and other European capitals, with senior politicians now talking openly about the possibility of Athens exiting the euro zone.

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    08 Sep 11
  • Texas Governor Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he stands on stage before the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011.

    Texas Governor Rick Perry came out swinging in his national debut on Wednesday, all but calling President Barack Obama a liar, describing Social Security as a fraud and attacking his main Republican rival in the presidential race.

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    08 Sep 11
  • The world still thinks Americans are “coolest”: poll

    They may be witnessing their global superpower influence decline in the face of challenges from other emerging players on the world stage, but Americans have been voted the world’s “coolest nationality” in an international poll.

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    07 Sep 11
  • Forgotten mooncakes spark bomb scare

    Police in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung mobilized the bomb squad after a suspicious package was found in a subway station toilet, only to find it contained nothing more dangerous than mooncakes.

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    07 Sep 11
  • The body of a shooting victim covered with a sheet lies on the front lawn of an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nevada as a Douglas County Sheriff deputy stands guard at the crime scene September 6, 2011.

    A man with an assault rifle opened fire at a pancake house in Nevada’s capital on Tuesday, killing three National Guard soldiers and a civilian and wounding seven others before killing himself, authorities said.

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    07 Sep 11
  • Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz speaks at the American Association of Advertising Agencies annual Media and Leadership Conference in San Francisco, March 1, 2010.

    Yahoo Inc Chairman Roy Bostock fired CEO Carol Bartz over the phone on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous tenure marked by stagnation and a rift with Chinese partner Alibaba.

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    07 Sep 11
  • A nurse tries to assist as a policeman carries a woman, who was injured by a blast outside the High Court, towards a hospital for treatment in New Delhi September 7, 2011

    A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least 10 people and wounded 61 on Wednesday in an attack authorities said was claimed by a South Asian militant group linked to al Qaeda.

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    07 Sep 11
  • Bones of bush icon Ned Kelly identified

    Australian authorities have identified the remains of bushranger Ned Kelly, 131 years after the iconic outcast was hanged for murder and his body buried in the yard of a Melbourne gaol.

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    06 Sep 11