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Returning PM attends Lebanon Independence Day events

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Beirut, Nov 22 (AP) - Hours after returning to the country following a nearly three week puzzling absence, Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri participated in Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, his first offi-cial appearance since he suddenly announced his resignation from abroad, stunning the country.
Hariri's resignation on Nov. 4 was not accepted by President Michel Aoun, who said he wanted to hear from Hariri in person first. It was not clear whether Hariri will insist on his...
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Group calls for Indonesian forces to stop virginity tests

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Jakarta, Nov 22 (AP) - Indonesia's military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female re-cruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch said that senior...
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Some of the deadliest submarine accidents

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Dhaka, Nov 22 (AP) - Some of world's deadliest submarine disasters:
April 10, 1963: USS Thresher sinks while conducting maneuvers southeast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod, and the loss of all 129 men aboard remains the deadliest peacetime submarine disaster in U.S. history. The nuclear-powered attack...
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Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

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Los Angeles, Nov 22 (AP) - Just days before Pixar's "Coco" is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing "missteps" with employees.
The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of...
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Fired Zimbabwean VP says Mugabe should resign immediately

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Harare, Nov 21 (AP) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable de-sire" for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday, as impeachment proceedings were set to begin...
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