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Friday, November 5,2010

Disney signs deal to build theme park in Shanghai

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Walt Disney Co. signed an agreement with a Shanghai government company Friday to build a long-awaited theme park in the commercial capital of China, both parties said.
Tuesday, November 2,2010

40 Cuban dissidents beaten, detained after visiting political prisoner's tomb, activists say

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Cuban security agents beat and detained about 40 dissidents after the mother of the late political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo and her supporters prayed at his tomb, activists reported Monday.
Friday, October 29,2010

Iran agrees to new nuclear talks

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
For the first time in more than a year, Iran has agreed to talks with world powers over its nuclear power program.
Tuesday, October 26,2010

At least 113 dead after quake-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
At least 113 people were killed after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake slammed into villages on Indonesia's Mentawai islands, officials and aid workers said Tuesday.
Monday, October 25,2010

Britons shocked by video of nurse turning off quadriplegic's life-support system

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Jamie Merrett, paralyzed from the neck down, was so worried about the quality of nursing care he was receiving at home that he had a camera set up in his room to monitor the activity around him.
Monday, October 25,2010

Mummies found in China shed some of their political sensitivity

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-aged woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention is her nose: high-bridged, slightly hooked, the sort of nose that reminds you of Meryl Streep.
Monday, October 18,2010

Three inmates killed in botched prison escape in Haiti

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
United Nations troops and Haitian National Police officers are investigating a botched jail break on Sunday that led to three inmate deaths and the brief detention of seven people including three U.N. police advisers, authorities said.
Monday, October 18,2010

Mystery of the 20 missing men in Mexico

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
It is one of the more puzzling episodes in a drug war heaped with unsolved cases: 20 Mexican men travel to Acapulco together and are kidnapped en masse as soon as they arrive.
Wednesday, October 13,2010

Chile rejoices as more miners are transported to safety

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
As a new day dawned, the 13th man trapped for more than two months in a Chilean mine was pulled to safety. About 9:35 a.m. local time Wednesday, sounds of rejoicing filled the camp in the Chilean desert where hundreds of international media were holding vigil along with family members of 33 gold and copper miners entombed half a mile below ground.
Tuesday, October 12,2010

Iran cuts off hand of convicted thief

By McClatchy-Tribune News Service
An Iranian court ordered the hand of a convicted thief cut off and officials said this kind of punishment would continue, ISNA news agency reported Tuesday.
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