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Libyan court sentenced five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death

A Libyan court sentenced five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death on Tuesday for deliberately infecting hundreds of children with the HIV virus that causes AIDS.
The five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor will appeal against their conviction on charges of deliberately infecting hundreds of children with the HIV virus, the main defence lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Iraq on brink of collapse: report

Iraq is on the brink of total disintegration and could drag its neighbors into a regional war, a leading think-tank said, after the Pentagon confirmed violence was at an all-time high.
The warning from the International Crisis Group came amid lawless chaos in Baghdad, where police were hunting for 16 kidnapped aid workers and a former minister who escaped from jail, allegedly with the help of US hired guns.

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Tony Blair visit to the United Arab Emirates

Placeholder. British Prime Minister Tony Blair went to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday to tap members of the ruling family for ideas to revive an Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
The stop is the final leg of a Middle East tour that began in Turkey and went to Egypt, Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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Kofi Annan oil-for-food program charges regrets

Secretary-General Kofi Annan lamented on Tuesday that his 10 years as U.N. leader may end up being remembered only for the oil-for-food program for Iraq, saying blame for a financial scandal was misdirected.
One of his top regrets as secretary-general, he said, was that the allegations of U.N. mismanagement of the $64-billion (32.5 billion pounds) Iraqi humanitarian program had been "exploited to undermine the organisation."

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Iraq War have surged at top level said Pentagon report

Attacks in Iraq on U.S.-led forces, local security personnel and civilians have surged 22 percent to record levels, the Pentagon said in its latest quarterly report on Iraq published on Monday.
The report, published as the United States seeks a new strategy in Iraq, identified the Mehdi Army of radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al Sadr as the group most damaging to Iraqi security and the biggest catalyst for sectarian violence.

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Lebanon Hariri UN probe head says makes progress in analyzing the crime

The head of a U.N. inquiry into the murder of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik al-Hariri said on Monday he had made progress in analyzing the crime scene in Beirut and investigating suspects.
But Serge Brammertz told the U.N. Security Council and reporters that about 20 countries out of 60 had not responded to his call for assistance or said their national legislation barred cooperation.

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