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World Aug 20Twin Bombings in Algeria Kill 11, Injure 31
Twin car bombings in the Algerian town of Bouira on Wednesday killed 11 people and wounded 31 others, state-run media and witnesses said.
Science Aug 20Countries Map Arctic Boundaries to Build Cases for Resource Rights
As a scramble builds to establish rights over the valuable natural resources hidden under the Arctic sea floor, U.S. researchers embarked from Barrow, Alaska, in mid-August on a three-week mission to map regions of the vast underwater landscape.
Nation Aug 20U.S., Poland Sign Missile Defense Agreement
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski signed a deal Wednesday to build a U.S. missile defense base in Poland. The agreement infuriated Russia, which warned of possibly attacking the former Soviet satellite.
Nation Aug 19Coordinated Insurgent Attack Near Kabul Kills 10 French Soldiers
A group of French paratroopers was ambushed by a group of 100 Taliban-linked insurgents outside Kabul late Monday, killing 10 soldiers and wounding 21 others as a wave of attacks against foreign forces continues to rock Afghanistan.
Economy Aug 19Wholesale Inflation Rises, Home Construction Falls
Wholesale inflation surged in July, leaving prices for the past year rising at the fastest pace in 27 years, while construction of homes and apartments fell to the lowest level in more than 17 years, the government reported Tuesday.
World Aug 19Suicide Bomber Kills 43 at Algerian Police School
A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-rigged car into a police academy as applicants lined up to register for classes Tuesday, killing at least 43 people and injuring 38 others, Algeria's Interior Ministry said.
Science Aug 18Bottling Giant, Maine Residents Battle Over Water
Bottled water is a hot commodity -- Americans drank almost 9 billion gallons of it last year. But some Maine residents think less of it should come from their state. They are challenging Poland Spring over rights to the state's…
Nation Aug 18Suicide Attack in Afghanistan Kills at Least 10
The Taliban took responsibility for an attack Monday in which a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into the gate of the main U.S. military base in southeastern Afghanistan, killing 10 people and wounding 13.
Nation Aug 18Reports Contradict Russia’s Claim of Withdrawal
Russia said Monday its military is withdrawing from Georgia, but left it unclear where its troops and tanks will operate under the cease-fire that ended more than a week of fighting in the former Soviet republic.
Politics Aug 18Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Resigns
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf announced his resignation Monday, just days before impeachment proceedings against him were set to begin in Parliament over his attempts to impose authoritarian rule on his nation.