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U.S. Asks Turkey to Leave Iraq

The United States called on Thursday for NATO ally Turkey to end its ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq as soon as possible, but Ankara said it would stay until the job was done.

Researchers Find Fossil of Monster

The fossil of a 15-meter-long ""sea monster"" found in Arctic Norway was the biggest of its kind known to science, with daggerlike teeth in a mouth large enough to bite a small car, researchers said Wednesday.

Ousted Thai Leader Returns From Exile

Ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra made an emotional return Thursday, preaching reconciliation and forgiveness in a country still polarized by his five years in office.

The Treaty That Saved Soviet Russia

Ninety years ago Monday, Soviet Russia, Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, in the city that today is located on the western border of Belarus.

Tying the Bitter Knot

Ah, spring! The rain-washed air is soft and clean, tender shoots of grass poke through the fertile earth, and young couples in love are celebrating their weddings. Well, one out of three ain't bad. Moscow may be a dreary, sodden, slippery mass of ice and mud, but all the same, people are falling in love and getting married. Weddings are always fun. The only trick for the foreign wedding guest is mastering the complex Russian nuptial lingo.

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