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May 8th, 2009
World Links: Hundreds of Thousands Flee Northwest Pakistan, Pope Visits Middle East

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the violence in Northwest Pakistan. The U.S. increases its financial aid to Pakistan from $300 million to $700 million for the next fiscal year.

Pope Benedict XVI says he has “deep respect” for Islam on a visit to the Middle East.

The Nigerian government apologizes to its people for hardships caused by the country’s fuel scarcity.

Four British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan.

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