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Train derails in Japan, 50 people dead

Rescuers struggled to free people still trapped in the wreckage more than 11 hours after a packed commuter train jumped the tracks in western Japan on Monday.
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World is taking a harder line on North Korea arms

In an unusual move, South Korea made a direct criticism of North Korea on Monday, warning against conducting a nuclear test.
Sanctuary closed to deserters

U.S. soldiers who have sought political sanctuary in Canada have found themselves in a political limbo.
For lack of armor: Marine unit tells of losses
China seeks to isolate Taiwan's president
Clinton backs Blair candidacy
Palestinian leader selects 3 post-Arafat security chiefs
Putin assails 'terrorizing' business
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John Vinocur: How can France's elite sell the EU constitution?
Culturally sensitive?
Walt Disney executives in Hong Kong are bowing to feng shui.
Pope Benedict XVI
Slide show: The new pope is formally installed.
Japan may have to bend its knee
Germany has set the gold standard for contrition: Can Japan live up to it?
Meanwhile: The damned diagnosis and its tyranny
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We have to take off our shoes or belch after a meal."

- Robert Thompson, a professor of popular culture at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, commenting on cultural sensitivity.

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