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November 15, 2010

Number of North Korean Defectors to South Korea Tops 20,000

The number of North Koreans defecting to South Korea has surged in recent years because of economic suffering in the North, with more than 10,000 defections over the past three years, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday.

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November 15, 2010

Supporters Worry About Freed Burmese Leader’s Safety

As the newly released Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to travel around her military-ruled country to “hear the voice of the people? on the way ahead for the pro-democracy movement, supporters are concerned about her safety.

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November 09, 2010

Israeli Scholar Completes Translation of Talmud

After 45 years of 16-hour work days, an Israeli scholar has finally completed his life's work — a translation of the entire Talmud, one of Judaism's most important texts, to make it accessible to ordinary people.

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November 09, 2010

U.K. Catholics Say 5 Anglican Bishops Are Converting

The Roman Catholic church says five Church of England bishops are converting to Catholicism following an invitation to disaffected Anglicans from Pope Benedict XVI.

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November 09, 2010

Radical Yemeni Cleric Calls for Killing Americans

A U.S.-born radical Yemeni cleric linked to previous attacks on the U.S. called for Muslims around world to kill Americans in a new video message posted on radical websites Monday.

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November 09, 2010

Scientists Collide Lead Ions in Big Bang Machine

Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher said Monday they have succeeded in recreating conditions shortly after the Big Bang by switching the particles they use for collisions from protons to much heavier lead ions.

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November 09, 2010

Pope Defends Family as Spanish Gays Hold ‘Kiss-In’

Pope Benedict XVI strongly defended traditional families and the rights of the unborn Sunday, directly attacking Spanish laws that allow gay marriage, fast-track divorce and easier access to abortions as he dedicated Barcelona's iconic basilica, the Sagrada Familia.

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November 09, 2010

Nigeria: Police Announce Muslim Sect Arrests

Police say they have arrested more members of a radical Muslim sect responsible for targeted killings in northern Nigeria.

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November 09, 2010

Scientists Turn Human Skin Cells Directly into Blood Cells

Canadian scientists have turned human skin cells directly into blood cells, the first time one kind of mature human cell has been converted into another, according to a study published Sunday in the journal Nature.

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November 09, 2010

Climate Scientists Plan Campaign against Global Warming Skeptics

Faced with rising political attacks, hundreds of climate scientists are joining a broad campaign to push back against congressional conservatives who have threatened prominent researchers with investigations and vowed to kill regulations to rein in man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

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November 02, 2010

Catholics Cannot Vote for Political Candidates Who Support a Right to Abortion, Says Vatican’s Chief

Catholics cannot vote for political candidates who support a right to abortion, said Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican and the archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, Missouri.

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