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NASA to launch world's largest rocket

Others | 27 October 2009
(CNN) -- NASA is set to launch the world's largest rocket Tuesday, conducting research to help return astronauts to the moon. The 327-foot rocket, called the Ares I-X, is set to launch at 8 a.m. ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said. The empty rocket will help NASA collect information for future missions. .. More

Obama says he will not rush Afghanistan decision

Others | 27 October 2009
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Despite Republican pressure to act quickly, President Barack Obama says he won't rush his decision about whether to send more troops to Afghanistan where 14 Americans died in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in more than four years. .. More

Fidel Castro's sister: "I worked with CIA in Cuba"

Others | 26 October 2009
MIAMI (Reuters) – The younger sister of Fidel and Raul Castro, Juanita Castro, collaborated with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency against her brothers' rule in Cuba before going into exile in Miami in 1964, she said on Sunday... More

Karadzic boycotts start of trial

Others | 26 October 2009
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has failed to appear at his trial on 11 charges including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. .. More

Death toll past 100 in Baghdad bombings

Others | 25 October 2009
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 132 people were killed and 520 wounded in twin suicide car bombings in central Baghdad Sunday, officials said -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year. .. More

UN team 'sees Iran nuclear site'

Others | 25 October 2009
A team from the UN's nuclear watchdog has inspected a previously secret uranium enrichment plant in Iran, Iranian officials and media have said. .. More

Pakistan 'takes key Taliban town'

Others | 24 October 2009
Pakistani troops have captured the key Taliban town of Kotkai in South Waziristan, security officials say. Troops took the town after days of bombardments, officials said. Three soldiers and four Taliban were reported killed in the fighting overnight. .. More

Obama:'Cynical claims' attacking energy bill

Others | 24 October 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – President Barack Obama said Friday that opponents of his energy bill are disputing the evidence of global warming in a cynical ploy to undermine efforts to curb pollution and steer the nation to greener energy sources... More

US swine flu deaths surpass 1,000

Others | 24 October 2009
ATLANTA – More Americans have been vaccinated against seasonal flu this fall than ever before by this time of year, federal health officials said Friday. .. More

India trains collision kills 22

Others | 21 October 2009
Two passenger trains have collided near the city of Mathura in northern India, killing at least 22 people. One of the trains, the Mewar Express, was stopped at a red signal .. More

House Dems trim health bill to $871 billion

Others | 21 October 2009
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A preliminary estimate from the Congressional Budget Office projects that the House Democrats' health care plan that includes a public option would cost $871 billion over 10 years, according to two Democratic sources... More

US scientist charged with spying

Others | 20 October 2009
An American scientist who worked for the US defence department and the space agency Nasa has been charged with attempted espionage, officials say. .. More

Final Afghan election results due

Others | 20 October 2009
Afghanistan's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said it will announce final results of August's disputed presidential elections. The announcement comes a day after a UN-backed panel, the ECC, said it had found clear evidence of fraud. .. More

US unveils new policy of engagement with Sudan

Others | 19 October 2009
WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled a new US policy of engagement with Sudan, but warned Khartoum to expect a tough response if it ignored fresh incentives to improve the situation in Darfur... More

Lots more planets found outside solar system

Others | 19 October 2009
WASHINGTON – European astronomers have found 32 new planets outside our solar system, adding evidence to the theory that the universe has many places where life could develop... More

Top Iranian military officials killed in suicide attack

Others | 18 October 2009
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- A man wearing an explosives-laden belt blew himself up during a conference between Shia and Sunni groups in southeastern Iran on Sunday, killing at least 29 people... More

Pakistan launches Taliban assault

Others | 17 October 2009
Fierce fighting has broken out as Pakistan's army launched an air and ground offensive against Taliban militants in the South Waziristan area. .. More

Obama praises Senate committee's health care vote

Others | 17 October 2009
WASHINGTON – Pushing back against his critics, President Barack Obama says overhauling the health care system, while helping millions of people, also will test whether policy makers can "serve .. More

Albania to India: Give us Mother Teresa

Others | 17 October 2009
(CNN) -- "By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world." That's how Mother Teresa chose to describe herself in life. In .. More

Britain to send more troops to Afghanistan

Others | 14 October 2009
LONDON, England (CNN) -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown is increasing British troop levels in Afghanistan to 9,500 -- an increase of 500, he announced Wednesday... More

Don't pressure Iran, says Russia

Others | 13 October 2009
Pressuring Iran and threatening further sanctions over its nuclear programme would be counter-productive, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says. .. More