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U.K. Hits Back at U.S. Critics

Britain's National Health Service says it's sick of what it calls lies from critics of Obama's health care overhaul

In Historic First, U.S. Senator to Meet Burma Chief

U.S. Senator Jim Webb plans to meet with Burma's top official, Senior General Than Shwe, when he travels to the country on Friday in what would be the first-ever meeting between a U.S.

Oh, Canada ... or No Canada?

In U.S. health care debate, supporters of Canada's system say it's example of success, but critics warn of its pitfalls

Iran Calls for Ban on Striking Nuclear Facilities

Iran says the proposal is not linked to veiled threats by Israel of an attack as a last resort if the international community fails to persuade Tehran to freeze its nuclear activities.

Russia Sends Navy to Hunt for Missing 'Piracy' Ship

President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Russian navy to join the hunt for a cargo ship which disappeared after passing through the English Channel.

U.S. Marines Fight for Strategic Taliban Stronghold

The Taliban took an explosive hit in the northern Helmand province today.

Coach Pitino Admits to Sex, Paying for Abortion

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino told police he had sex with a woman accused of trying to extort him of $10 million and later paid for her abortion, a newspaper reported Tuesday.