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Sunday, Jun 26, 2011 at 04:38 PM CDT

"500-Year" Flood Overwhelms N.D. City

12,000 people in Minot, N.D., have been left homeless as the Souris River has risen to record levels.

Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 at 05:45 PM CDT

Syrians Flee to Lebanon as Army Approaches

Syrians Flee to Lebanon as Army Approaches

Hundreds fled into Lebanon Saturday as the Syrian regime's military overtook a town near that border and another near the Turkish border.

Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 at 06:48 PM CDT

Car Bomb Kills at Least 35 at Afghan Medical Center

Car Bomb Kills at Least 35 at Afghan Medical Center

Din Mohammad Darwaish, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said that many more could have died, too, as people were buried in the rubble.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:10 PM CDT

American Pilot Jailed Over Pirate Ransoms

American Pilot Jailed Over Pirate Ransoms

$3.6 million are said to be at play.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:33 AM CDT

Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Yelena Bonner, Rights Activist and Sakharov's Widow, Dies

Bonner rose to prominence through work with her husband in the Russian dissident and human rights movement.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:10 PM CDT

8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan

8 NATO Troops Killed In Afghanistan

The nationalities of the dead not yet released.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 01:47 AM CDT

Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan

Hundreds Of Thousands Displaced In Sudan

Entire ethnic group at risk of disappearance.

Monday, Jun 20, 2011 at 08:27 PM CDT

Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO

Libya: More Civilians Killed by NATO

Libya said the dead civilians included three children, the BBC reported.

Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 05:12 PM CDT

More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas

More Flooding Expected In Plains Areas

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard worried levees won't hold.

Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 04:10 PM CDT

Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses

Syrian Troops Storm Border Town: Witnesses

"I saw shabbiha [pro-Assad gunmen] setting fire to two houses," a lawyer in the Jisr-al-Shughour region told Reuters.

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