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Antarctica Ice Shelf Collapses

A piece of a floating ice shelf along a fast-warming region of Antarctica has disintegrated with extraordinary rapidity, scientists said Tuesday.

Suicide Attack Dents U.S. Cease-Fire Effort

A Palestinian suicide bomber killed seven people on a bus in northern Israel on Wednesday, posing a threat to U.S. efforts to secure a halt to nearly 18 months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Cuba Analyst at Pentagon Pleads Guilty to Espionage

Ana Montes, an intelligence analyst who was the Pentagon's leading expert on Cuba, pleaded guilty to an espionage charge Tuesday, admitting that she spied for the Cuban government for 16 years because she opposed U.S. policy toward Havana.

Pal Palych: If Payola's Fine, Pay the Fine

How does Pavel Borodin do it? For most people, a conviction for money laundering would be enough to end a government career and send the guilty party if not to jail then at least into retirement in disgrace.

Investing in the Future

Well over a billion people -- one fifth of the human race -- are forced to live on less than one dollar a day. They go to bed hungry every night. They do not even have water that they can drink without grave risk of disease.

Tbilisi: City of Black Clothes And Thoughts

Like most fashion decisions, it's not exactly explicable, but the black clothing carries twin auras of elan and menace that emphasize Georgia's tall aspirations and deep troubles.

Angola's Opportunity For a Breakthrough

If geology were destiny, Angola, with rich deposits of oil and diamonds and a relatively small population, would be one of Africa's most prosperous countries. Instead, more than a quarter-century of civil war and brazenly corrupt government have left it a ruin.

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