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Israel Expands Offensive in Lebanon

The Israeli Security Cabinet decides to send more troops despite international criticism.

Tamil Tigers Lift Blockade on Water

Water flowed to thousands of farmers in eastern Sri Lanka for the first time in three weeks Wednesday after Tamil Tiger rebels lifted a blockade, but there was no end to the worst fighting since a 2002 truce.

Lieberman Defeated in Primary

Democratic voters in Connecticut rejected one of their party's most senior politicians, Senator Joe Lieberman, for political newcomer Ned Lamont in the United States' first major test of the depth of anger over the Iraq war.

Romania Confronts its Communist-Era Secrets

Former police informants confess as the country opens its Securitate files.

Study Links Music Lyrics to Sexual Activity Among Teens

Teenagers who regularly listen to music lyrics with explicit references to casual sex are more likely to initiate sexual intercourse and take part in other sexual activity, compared with those who do not listen to such music, according to a study released Monday.

In Zimbabwe, It's Pass the Buck

For years, Zimbabweans have stoically accepted the convolutions of government economic policies that, most experts agree, have led to quadruple-digit inflation and impoverishment.

The Different Views on Television

Russians tend to disagree with complaints on the part of the political opposition that the parties aren't treated fairly by the media.

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