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Iranian protesters arrested in fresh clashes: reports Jul 21, 2009 - 2:02 pm PST
Iranian riot police arrested a number of pro-reform demonstrators on Tuesday in the capital Tehran in a fresh round of protests over last months' disputed presidential election, according to media reports quoting witnesses. CBC

Fiery U.S. crash kills 2 Calgary teens Jul 21, 2009 - 12:50 pm PST
Two recent high-school graduates from Calgary were killed in a fiery highway crash in Washington state on the weekend. CBC

Watergate Hotel gets no bids at auction Jul 21, 2009 - 5:02 am PST
The Watergate Hotel, which became a household name in the 1970s scandal that brought down U.S. President Richard Nixon and was to be sold at auction in Washington D.C. Tuesday, failed to attract any bids. CBC

NATO chief faints from blood clot Jul 21, 2009 - 4:56 am PST
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer fainted after opening a NATO exhibit near the Belgian royal palace on Tuesday. CBC

Israeli settlement removal plan sparks anger Jul 21, 2009 - 3:03 am PST
The Israeli military is reportedly planning to evacuate 23 unauthorized outposts in West Bank all at once, as anger rises among some Jewish settlers over the removal of settlements. CBC

Chris Brown sorry for 'inexcusable' beating of Rihanna Jul 21, 2009 - 2:59 am PST
R&B singer Chris Brown publicly apologized Monday for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna after a pre-Grammy party in February. CBC

Mumbai terror suspect's confession sealed Jul 21, 2009 - 12:07 am PST
An Indian court deferred a decision on Tuesday whether to accept a surprise confession by the lone surviving gunman in the Mumbai attacks last November that left 166 people dead. CBC

Taliban attacks in eastern Afghanistan kill 13 Jul 20, 2009 - 10:40 pm PST
Taliban militants launched a number of apparent co-ordinated attacks in two towns in eastern Afghanistan, leaving at least seven militants and six Afghan security personnel dead. CBC

Japanese PM dissolves parliament, calls election Jul 20, 2009 - 5:08 pm PST
Japan's prime minister has dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament and called national elections. CBC

Liberia's former president denies trading arms for diamonds Jul 20, 2009 - 2:32 pm PST
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has challenged anyone to find a bank account in his name holding illicit funds or 'blood diamonds' from the civil war in Sierra Leone. CBC

Canadian faces Thai sex charges in U.S. Jul 20, 2009 - 2:11 pm PST
A Canadian citizen has been extradited from London to the United States to face charges that he helped arrange trips to Thailand for adults who paid to have sex with children there. CBC

Vick released from federal custody Jul 20, 2009 - 1:51 pm PST
An attorney on Monday said former NFL quarterback Michael Vick has been released from federal custody after spending 20 months in federal custody for financing a dog fighting operation. CBC

U.S. to increase size of army Jul 20, 2009 - 10:11 am PST
The U.S. will temporarily increase the size of its army by 22,000 soldiers to deal with demands placed on the force by wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Monday. CBC

Mumbai attacks suspect pleads guilty Jul 20, 2009 - 2:38 am PST
The only suspected gunman to survive November's deadly Mumbai attacks has pleaded guilty in Indian court, a move that comes despite numerous denials in recent months. CBC

Khatami calls for referendum on Iranian government Jul 20, 2009 - 1:07 am PST
Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has called for a national referendum on the legitimacy of the ruling government, according to Monday postings on several pro-reform websites. CBC