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UN okays "all necessary measures" against Gaddafi

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to call for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, as well as "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.

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Spurred by youth protests, Palestinian leaders to hold unity talks

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced yesterday he will go to Gaza next week for unity talks with Hamas leaders, following mass youth demonstrations demanding an end to Palestinian disunity.

Rights groups ask U.S. to suspend deportations to Haiti

Many are urging authorities to stop deportations until after the Haitian cholera epidemic has subsided.

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World notes: Germany, Niger, Afghanistan - and more

International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.

U.S.-Mexico relations still irritable

U.S.-Mexico relations remain irritable after undiplomatic comments about Mexico by U.S. officials, and now because of a U.S. government program that ended up putting even more high powered weapons into the hands of drug cartels.

World Notes: Israel, Philippines, Guatemala – and more

International news about Israel, Philippines, Guatemala, Native American women, Japan and the Cuban Five.

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Vietnam: a wonderful destination

Vietnam is becoming a tourist paradise, and word is getting out.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, India – and more

International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.

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Swaziland: Eviction case could pull the rug from under absolute monarchy

The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.

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Mexican Senate passes progressive immigration law

On Feb. 24, the Mexican Senate by a vote of 86 to 0 passed a new comprehensive immigration law decriminalizing the presence of undocumented migrants in Mexico.

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