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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...

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...

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...

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...

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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