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02/09/2006

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Clerics Urge Calm as Riots Go On

Police shot four protesters to death Wednesday to stop hundreds from marching on a southern U.S. military base, while Afghanistan's top Islamic organization called for an end to three days of deadly rioting over drawings of the Prophet Mohammed.

Hamas Warns Its Main Rivals

Hamas' political chief reiterated Wednesday that the militant Palestinian group would not recognize Israel, and issued a strong warning to current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to take no steps without consulting the militant group.

Court Postpones Test of Turkish Tolerance

A Turkish court on Tuesday put off the trial of five prominent journalists until April in a case seen as a fresh test of curbs on freedom of expression in the EU candidate nation.

Scandal Is Old Hat for Danish Paper

The Jyllands-Posten daily has generated controversy through much of its 135 years -- but never one quite this global.

Veterans Run For U.S. Congress

A large and possibly unprecedented number of former soldiers, sailors, Air Force personnel and Marines are running for Congress this year amid unhappiness with the war in Iraq.

Study: Low-Fat Diet Does Not Reduce Disease Risk

The largest study ever to ask whether a low-fat diet reduces the risk of getting cancer or heart disease has found that the diet has no effect.

Giant Flora and New Kangaroos

A team of scientists has discovered a lost world of rare plants, giant flowers and bizarre animals -- including a new species of honeyeater bird, a tree kangaroo and an egg-laying mammal -- on a mist-shrouded mountaintop in a remote province of Indonesia on New Guinea island.

Canada's Coastline Tagged for Preserve

Canada unveiled Tuesday a 6.4 million-hectare park, a protected area teeming with grizzly bears, wolves and wild salmon in the ancestral home of many native tribes.

WTO Rules Against EU Ban on Biotech Food

The World Trade Organization ruled on Tuesday that the European Union and six member states had broken trade rules by barring entry to genetically modified crops and foods.

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