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CDC committee recommends boys receive HPV vaccine

October 25, 2011 — Updated 1503 GMT (2303 HKT) HPV vaccine and boys Atlanta (CNN) — A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that boys as young as 11 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, commonly referred to as HPV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) says the vaccine series ...

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Netflix stock plunges on brutal 3Q, somber outlook

Netflix jolted its already shell-shocked shareholders with a third-quarter financial report that portrayed a company in crisis. Netflix’s blooper reel, released Monday, included an even larger customer exodus than the company had foreseen after announcing an unpopular price increase in July. What’s worse, the report contained a forecast calling for more defections from the largest U.S. video subscription service. The ...

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McCain and Gop Friends Blast Obama on Iraq

              Declaring Oct. 21 that he would fulfill a campaign promise to end the Iraq War, President Barack Obama announced that all U.S. forces would be removed from  Iraq by year’s end.  “I think it’s a serious mistake.  And there were never really serious negotiations between the administration and Iraqis.  They could have clearly made an arrangement for U.S. troop,” ...

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U.S. Infiltrating Criminal Groups Across Mexico

WASHINGTON — American law enforcement agencies have significantly built up networks of Mexican informants that have allowed them to secretly infiltrate some of that country’s most powerful and dangerous criminal organizations, according to security officials on both sides of the border. Enlarge | Buy Photo Jaime J. Zapata Immigration and Customs Enforcement, via Associate As the United States has opened ...

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Clinton vows funds for famine relief

Washington – American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday pledged another $100-million in food aid to drought-hit East Africa amid warnings that millions of people face starvation, mostly in lawless Somalia. Despite tight foreign aid budgets, Clinton said that food security was a critical priority for President Barack Obama’s administration whose “Feed the Future” initiative aims to address long-term ...

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Javan rhino driven to extinction in Vietnam, conservationists say

Last known Javan rhino in Vietnam has died, leaving only a small population in Indonesia to ensure the species’ survival A Javan rhino captured on camera in Cat Tien national park. The species is now believed to be extinct in Vietnam. Photograph: WWF/PA Poaching has driven the Javan rhinoceros to extinction in Vietnam, leaving the critically endangered species’ only remaining ...

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UN Welcomes Libyan Plan to Probe Death of Qadhafi

Tuesday, 25 October 2011, 4:34 pm Press Release: United Nations UN Human Rights Office Welcomes Libyan Plan to Probe Death of Qadhafi New York, Oct 24 2011 – The United Nations human rights office today welcomed reports that Libya will set up an independent commission of inquiry into the circumstances surrounding last Thursday’s…

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Early sign in Tunisia of strong Islamist vote

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian electoral officials are counting votes in landmark elections that saw more than 90 percent of registered voters cast ballots. Early results from individual voting stations carried by local radio stations Monday put the Islamist Ennahda Party in the lead in many constituencies. Official results are not expected until later Monday or Tuesday. Secretary General Boubker ...

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Thai Floods Threaten Larger Area of Bangkok

By JAMES HOOKWAY BANGKOK—Bangkok’s city leaders warned that a widening swath of the Thai capital is now under threat from fast-rising flood waters, while the economic impact of the crisis continued to ripple outward after Toyota Motor Co. said it would adjust production at some of its Japan plants because of the shortage of Thai-made parts. Enlarge ImageClose Agence France-Presse/Getty ...

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Despite swap, Gaza remains imprisoned

The prisoner exchange agreement concluded between Israel and Hamas has brought relief to thousands of families eager to see their loved ones return home. In the midst of Israel’s prolonged belligerent occupation, we are witnessing a rare moment of unified Israeli and Palestinian celebration. However, this event, and the resultant media fanfare, must not distract attention from the underlying tragic ...

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