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November 11, 2008
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    HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — Missouri River floodwaters have reached the new levee that serves as the last line of defense for the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg. […]
  • Unemployment applications drop, but remain high
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, though applications remain above levels consistent with a healthy economy. […]
  • Arabian 'unicorn' thrives again in wild
    GENEVA (AP) — The Arabian Oryx, whose distinctive horns are widely believed to have given rise to the unicorn legend, is back from the brink of extinction in the deserts of the Arabian peninsula. […]
  • NATO hits Gadhafi compound, diplomacy heats up
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Hours after NATO airstrikes pounded the area near Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's compound again before dawn Thursday, Russia's envoy to Libya turned up at a bombing site while on a visit to Tripoli for talks on ending the civil war. […]
  • Greek politics in turmoil over austerity measures
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece faced an escalating political crisis Thursday, with critics in the governing Socialist party in open revolt over harsh austerity measures despite assurances from the European Union that Athens would a receive rescue loan money needed to avoid a summer default. […]
  • US Rep. Giffords moves to husband's Texas home
    HOUSTON (AP) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved into her husband's suburban Houston home, beginning a new phase in her recovery that will allow her to blend daily trips to the hospital with a more routine family life. […]
  • Dems say Weiner to resign over sexting scandal
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Anthony Weiner intends to resign his seat in Congress after a two-week scandal spawned by lewd and even X-rated photos the New York lawmaker took of himself and sent online to numerous women, relieved Democratic officials said Thursday. […]
  • Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden as al-Qaida leader
    CAIRO (AP) — Osama bin Laden's longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahri, a fiery ideologue who is known for his deep hatred of the West and helped plan the 9/11 attacks, has taken control of al-Qaida after the death last month of the terror network's founder, the group said Thursday. […]
  • Cars set on fire in Vancouver following loss
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Angry, drunken fans ran wild after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles. […]
  • AP Exclusive: Philippines on alert over bomb plot
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A top Asian terrorist suspect and the notorious Abu Sayyaf extremist group may have deployed militants to bomb targets in the Philippines' capital, according to a Philippine intelligence report seen by The Associated Press on Thursday. […]

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  • Call to delay Tamil deportations
    Human rights groups urge the UK not to deport about 40 Tamils to Sri Lanka, warning that they face the risk of being tortured. […]
  • Ba'asyir jailed over terror plot
    Indonesia jails radical cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir for 15 years after he was convicted of supporting a militant training camp in Aceh. […]
  • Doctor's conduct prompts review
    The University Hospital of North Staffordshire confirms a review is being conducted after concerns were raised about a doctor's work. […]
  • BBC Trust orders Primark film apology
    The BBC must make an on-air apology to Primark over a scene in a Panorama documentary showing boys in Bangalore working on clothes, the BBC Trust says. […]
  • US lawmaker Weiner 'to step down'
    US lawmaker Anthony Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat in Congress after an internet sex scandal, US media report. […]
  • Greece set to unveil new cabinet
    Greek PM George Papandreou is set to announce a new cabinet amid tough austerity measures, as MPs from his party convene an emergency meeting. […]
  • Nigeria police HQ 'hit by bomber'
    Two people, including a suspected Islamist suicide bomber, are killed in an attack on Nigerian police headquarters in the capital, police say. […]
  • Sherlock 'means less' Doctor Who
    Writer Steven Moffat's commitments to BBC One drama Sherlock will mean fewer Doctor Who episodes in 2012, the channel's controller has said. […]
  • Support urged over 'kinship' care
    Better support is needed for the thousands of children being raised by family members who are not their parents, a children's charity says. […]
  • Zawahiri 'becomes al-Qaeda chief'
    Ayman al-Zawahiri, for years the second most powerful man in al-Qaeda, is named leader after Osama Bin Laden's death, a statement says. […]

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