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Typhoon Floods China, Forces 1 Million to Flee

Typhoon Morakot churned toward China forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people Sunday, a day after lashing Taiwan with torrential rains that caused the worst flooding on the island in 50 years.

Seven Bodies Recovered in Deadly NYC Air Crash

Federal officials say divers suspended their search of the Hudson River Sunday evening for bodies and debris in the midair collision that killed nine.

Security Chief: Taliban's'Real Thug' Killed in Strike

Despite conflicting reports, U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud died in CIA attack

Strong 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tokyo Area

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has shaken the Japanese capital of Tokyo and surrounding areas, according to the US Geological Survey.

Activists: North Korea Lured U.S. Journalists Into Trap

Christian activists who work on the North Korean border believe two American television reporters may have blundered into a trap when they were detained in March and say their arrests led to a crackdown on refugees.

3 of 9 Presumed Victims Recovered

The National Transportation Safety Board says three of nine presumed victims of a helicopter-plane collision over the Hudson River have been recovered.

Iraq Presses Iran on 3 Detained American Hikers

Iraq's foreign minister asked Iran's ambassador to Baghdad to explain the circumstances surrounding the detention of three Americans hikers caught crossing the border between northern Iraq and Iran.

Putin Determined to Kill Me, Says Georgian President

Georgia’s pro-Western President said yesterday that Vladimir Putin remained determined to kill him as part of his ambition to restore Russia’s former Soviet empire.

Now Hiring: Everywhere You Didn't Want to Work

People who have been out of work for months are lining up for jobs at places they once considered unthinkable: slaughterhouses, sewage plants, prisons.