"Twilight" author sued for copyright infringement

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A woman who wrote an obscure vampire book as a teenager has sued "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, accusing her of stealing ideas from the work for the fourth book in her vampire series, "Breaking Dawn."

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Ramadan begins Saturday in Egypt, summer cut short

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Ramadan begins Saturday in Egypt, summer cut short

The Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday in Egypt, where authorities are turning the clocks back a month early in a bid to reduce daylight hours for those fasting.

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North Korean team due in South Korea as tensions ease

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North Korean team due in South Korea as tensions ease

A high-level North Korean delegation was due Friday in South Korea to join in national mourning for former president Kim Dae-Jung, the latest sign of easing relations after months of high tensions.

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India Art Summit opens, minus most acclaimed painter

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India Art Summit opens, minus most acclaimed painter

India's biggest contemporary art show opened in New Delhi on Thursday, but without works from the country's most acclaimed painter because of fears of attacks by Hindu extremist groups.

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Students with disabilities start US-funded technical training

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Fifty students with disabilities began a 12-month software engineering and information technology management training program this week and 33 others with visual and hearing impairments enrolled for a three-month IT course under an initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Karzai campaign declares victory in Afghan vote

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President Hamid Karzai's campaign manager claimed victory on Friday in the country's presidential election, saying preliminary results showed there would be no need for a second round run-off.

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Vietnam to open consulate in US city

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Vietnam to open consulate in US city

Vietnam will open a consulate in the US city of Houston not later than September, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s new spokeswoman, Nguyen Phuong Nga, told the media at a regular press conference on August 20.

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Iceland, Ecuador early favorites for Miss Universe

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Iceland, Ecuador early favorites for Miss Universe

Ecuador's Sandra Vinces, 19, and Iceland's Ingibjorg Egilsdottir, 24, are early favorites on Facebook and other social networking sites ahead of Sunday's Miss Universe contest.

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PetroVietnam urged to become powerful group

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PetroVietnam urged to become powerful group

Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh asked the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) to maintain its leading role and turn itself into a powerful international corporation.

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Bermuda on alert as Hurricane Bill advances

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Bermuda on alert as Hurricane Bill advances

Bermuda issued a hurricane warning Thursday as massive Hurricane Bill approached, spinning off life-threatening ocean swells in Puerto Rico and the island of Hispaniola and threatening to regain Category Four status.

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Lobbying steps up ahead of Brazil jet fighter decision

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Lobbying steps up ahead of Brazil jet fighter decision

French, Swedish and US defense companies pursuing a four-billion-dollar deal to replace Brazil's aging fleet of fighter jets are stepping up lobbying efforts ahead of a decision expected within the next couple of months.

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Lockerbie bomber home in Libya amid US anger

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Lockerbie bomber home in Libya amid US anger

The terminally ill Libyan convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing flew home from Scotland to a joyous reception after being freed on compassionate grounds despite fierce US opposition.

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Votes counted as West hails Afghan election

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Votes counted as West hails Afghan election

Votes were counted in Afghanistan Friday after a presidential election hailed as a success by the international community despite low turnout, Taliban violence and allegations of irregularities.

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Iraq arrests senior security officers after day of carnage

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Iraq arrests senior security officers after day of carnage

Iraq arrested 11 senior security officers on Thursday as public anger mounted after the government admitted that negligence at checkpoints led to 95 people being killed in two massive truck bombings.

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VN to take part in Beethoven music festival

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VN to take part in Beethoven music festival

The Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, part of the Vietnam National Academy of Music, and soloist Bui Cong Duy, one of Vietnam’s leading violinists, will participate in the Beethoven Festival to take place from September 4 to October 3 in Bonn, Germany.

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