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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called yesterday for  a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations, saying big  changes were needed to avoid a repeat of the financial meltdown.
Obama convened a high-level White House meeting on the issue  that included key Democratic and Republican lawmakers to discuss  an effort to craft legislation in the coming weeks.
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BUSHEHR, Iran – Iran said yesterday it plans a nearly  10-fold expansion of its uranium enrichment capacity in the next  five years, denying a U.N. report which said its nuclear  activities had slowed.
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AMSTERDAM – A Turkish Airlines plane with 134 passengers and  crew aboard crashed in light fog while trying to land at  Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport yesterday, killing nine people  and injuring dozens.
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MUMBAI – Police charged the man they say is the lone  surviving gunman in last year’s Mumbai attacks with “waging war”  against India and included two Pakistani soldiers among 37  others charged yesterday, government officials said.
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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan plunged towards a debilitating power  struggle yesterday as the Supreme Court brought down a  provincial government controlled by President Asif Ali Zardari’s  main rival, former premier Nawaz Sharif.
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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama yesterday nominated  former Washington state Governor Gary Locke to be U.S. commerce  secretary, turning to a West Coast politician with a history of  working with China after his two previous nominees backed out.
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MOGADISHU – Islamist rebels battled African Union  peacekeepers and Somali police for a second day yesterday,  taking the death toll in the worst fighting for weeks to 81,  witnesses and a rights group said.
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WASHINGTON – The United States sharply criticised China yesterday in its annual report on human rights, a week after  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton soft-pedaled rights concerns  during a visit to Beijing.

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