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10/01/2007

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Mammoth Hair Lends New DNA Insight

Attacking several tons of woolly mammoth with stone-tipped spears must have taken extraordinary courage, and ancient people left paintings to prove they did it.

Rural Votes May Swing Polish Ballot

Alina Wycech fears Poland's Catholic values are threatened, suspects a corrupt elite is trying to claw back power and distrusts the European Union despite its subsidies for her farm.

Envoy Meets Both Sides in Myanmar

A United Nations envoy held back-to-back meetings Sunday with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar junta in a bid to end the country's biggest crisis in 19 years, as an oppressive show of force by troops cleared the streets of protesters clamoring for democracy.

Iran Wins Reprieve from UN

In a setback for the United States, Iran won a two-month reprieve from new United Nations sanctions over its nuclear program.

No Breakthrough in Kosovo Talks

Leaders of Serbia and the Kosovo Albanians held their first direct talks on the future of the breakaway Serbian province with international mediators on Friday but neither side budged from its position.

Drunk German Caught in Chimney

A German man who had been drinking heavily at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival got stuck in a chimney for 12 hours while trying to climb into a friend's apartment, police said Friday.

Trouble for India's Tea Planters

He's a genteel man, with a sprawling plantation house, courtly manners and an estate of carefully trimmed tea bushes that stretches across the gentle hills of Assam, blanketing the land as far as you can see.

IMF Picks Strauss-Kahn Over Russia's Candidate

The International Monetary Fund chose France's Dominique Strauss-Kahn as its new leader to chart a new course for the 185-nation lending organization and restore its relevance in a world that seems to need it less and less.

The Rot Eating at America's Soul

Opponents of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq have long compared it to the earlier intervention in Southeast Asia, which created a quagmire on the ground and a painful rift at home.

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