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Murray defends decision to skip Davis Cup tie
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

World number four Andy Murray believes his decision to miss Britain’s Davis Cup tie against Lithuania in March will give the country’s young players invaluable experience.

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Aubert is Zagreb Snow Queen, Riesch leads overall
January 3, 2010 – 11:00 pm

France’s Sandrine Aubert won the women’s World Cup slalom in Zagreb on Sunday, while Germany’s Maria Riesch went to the top of the overall standings after American Lindsey Vonn did not finish.

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Obama blames al Qaeda for plane attack
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Obama administration on Saturday zeroed in on al Qaeda as the driving force behind an attempt to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas and promised again to hold accountable those involved in the failed attack.

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Venezuela captures bigger drug haul in 2009
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Venezuela reported on Saturday 60 metric tons of drugs were confiscated in 2009, an 11 percent bigger haul than the previous year, and said anti-narcotics efforts had improved since it ended cooperation with the United States.

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Bomb suspect “reached out” to UK militants: report
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

British security services knew three years ago that the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S.-bound plane had “multiple communications” with Islamic extremists in Britain, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Afghan MPs reject two-thirds of Karzai’s cabinet
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

The Afghan parliament dealt President Hamid Karzai a painful blow on Saturday when it rejected more than two-thirds of his cabinet nominees, including several close allies and former guerrilla commander Ismail Khan.

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Danish cartoonist attacker suspected of al Qaeda ties
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

A Somali man armed with an axe and suspected of links with al Qaeda broke into the home of a Danish cartoonist whose drawings of the Prophet Mohammad caused global Muslim outrage and was shot and wounded by police.

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Yemen president tackles boosting security with U.S.
January 2, 2010 – 11:00 pm

Yemen’s president met a top U.S. general on Saturday to discuss boosting military cooperation, after President Barack Obama tied al Qaeda’s regional arm to the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. passenger jet.

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