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Like It or Not, Mugabe May Stay

The world may have to get used to dealing with Robert Mugabe for a while longer even if foreign observers find flaws with this weekend's poll, which he aims to win to extend his 22-year rule over Zimbabwe, analysts say.

Nuclear Fusion Splits Scientists

Nuclear physicists split Monday into camps of excitement and skepticism after a group of scientists announced they may have created nuclear fusion -- the awesome power that fuels the sun -- in a device the size of two coffee cups stacked one atop the other.

Mideast Cycle of Violence Intensifies

In consecutive attacks early Tuesday, a Palestinian man opened fire on a crowded Tel Aviv nightclub, a suicide bomber blew himself up on an Israeli bus and gunmen ambushed Israeli motorists in the West Bank.

U.S. Eyes DNA Bank for Taliban Prisoners

Blood drawn from all 300 al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners during routine checks as they arrived at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be used to create a DNA database to track them, U.S. military officials said Monday.

Al-Qaida, Taliban Losing Mountain Battle

U.S.-led forces advanced under heavy fire towards Taliban and al-Qaida bunkers in the snow-capped mountains of eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, an Afghan commander said.

Argentina Announces 10% Tax on Exports

With its revenues plummeting, social unrest continuing and inflation beginning to rise, the Argentine government on Monday night announced that it was imposing a tax on all exports and that it intended to use the money to keep popular social programs going.

China Premier Urges Regulation

Warning of challenges from China's new World Trade Organization membership, Premier Zhu Rongji called Tuesday for tighter oversight of its fast-growing economy to make its markets healthy and ready for global competition.

Imperial to Buy German Tobacco Major for $5Bln

Britain's Imperial Tobacco is set to purchase Reemtsma, the world's fourth-largest tobacco company, later this week in a move to challenge the giant multinational cigarette players.

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