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Pablo Neruda’s Body Exhumed: Was Chilean Poet Poisoned?

ISLA NEGRA, Chile — Chilean forensic experts have exhumed the body of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda to solve a four-decade mystery about his death. The official version is that the poet died of cancer, but his driver and others believe he was poisoned by the military dictatorship. Patricio Bustos, head of Chile’s medical legal service says Neruda’s body is in ...

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Death of Britain’s Iron lady Margaret Thatcher

FORMER British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady” who shaped a generation of politics, died following a stroke last night at the age of 87. “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother, Baroness Thatcher, died peacefully following a stroke this morning,” her spokesman, Tim Bell, said. Downing Street said Baroness Thatcher would ...

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Serbia to Reject EU-Brokered Kosovo Deal

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s deputy prime minister says his government will reject an EU-brokered deal for Kosovo and will ask for more negotiations with ethnic Albanian leaders. The EU has given Serbia until Tuesday to say whether it would relinquish its control of northern Kosovo in exchange for the start of Serbia’s EU membership negotiations. Serbia’s government says it ...

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China wades into Korean peninsula tensions

China has added its voice to the growing tensions in the Korean peninsula, saying no country should cause global chaos after the US postponed a missile test to ease war fears. Xi Jinping, the president of China, North Korea’s financial and diplomatic backer, issued the veiled rebuke of its ally on Sunday after repeated threats from the North of a ...

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Korea tensions delay US missile test, cancel commander trip

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — Heightened tensions with North Korea have led the United States to postpone congressional testimony by the top U.S. military commander in South Korea and delay an intercontinental ballistic missile test from a West Coast base. North Korea, after weeks of war threats and other efforts to punish South Korea and the U.S. for joint military drills, has ...

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Afghanistan: NATO Air Strike Kills 10 Children

KABUL, Afghanistan — A NATO airstrike killed 11 Afghan civilians, including 10 children, during a fierce weekend gunbattle with Taliban militants that also left one U.S. civilian adviser dead in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday. The U.S.-led coalition confirmed that airstrikes were called in by international forces during the Afghan-led operation in a remote area of Kunar province near ...

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US delays missile test to avoid exacerbating North Korea tensions

Chuck Hagel reportedly decides to delay Minuteman 3 test because of concerns the launch could be misinterpreted The tail of an unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile launched from Vandenberg air base in California in 2005. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters The US defence department has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test that had been planned for next…

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