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SEOUL – North Korea said yesterday it was preparing to  launch a satellite on one of its rockets, which analysts have  said would actually be the test-firing of a long-range missile  designed to strike U.S. territory.
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MINGORA, Pakistan – Pakistani Taliban militants announced yesterday an indefinite ceasefire in the Swat valley in the  northwest of the country, a day after the army said it was  ceasing operations in the region.
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KABUL – Four soldiers with U.S.-led coalition forces and an  Afghan civilian working for them were killed in southern  Afghanistan yesterday when their vehicle struck a roadside  bomb, the U.S. military said.
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BUENOS AIRES – A Roman Catholic bishop who caused an  international uproar by denying the scale of the Holocaust left  Argentina yesterday, just days after the government ordered him  to leave the country.
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MOGADISHU – At least 13 people were killed and scores  wounded in the Somali capital yesterday as Islamist rebels  battled police and African Union peacekeepers throughout the  day.
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TOKYO – Reshuffling Japan’s cabinet may be one way to boost  Prime Minister Taro Aso’s tumbling support, a cabinet minister  said yesterday, as ruling party members grow increasingly  worried about losing an election this year.

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BANGKOK – Thousands of protesters marched on Thailand’s seat  of government yesterday to demand that Thai Prime Minister  Abhisit Vejjajiva step down, adding to his troubles as the  economy slides into recession.

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