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    ‘Suspect bomb’ on German flight

    Police in Namibia find suspicious package in luggage meant for an Air Berlin flight to Munich, officials say.
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2010 15:52 GMT
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    Mexico church ‘funded by cartel’

    A Catholic church in Mexico is being investigated following allegations it received funds from a major drugs cartel.

    Heriberto Lazcano, one of the leaders of the Zetas gang, is said to have laundered money via the chapel’s priest.

    US authorities are offering a bounty of more than $7 million for Lazcano.

    Al Jazeera’s Franc Contreras reports.

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    US jury hands down Ghailani verdict

    Ex-Guantanamo inmate accused of role in US embassy attacks acquitted on all but one of 286 charges at civilian trial.
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2010 08:44 GMT
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    Afghan injuries overwhelm hospitals

    War casualties overwhelm Afghan medical facilities as conflict intensifies.
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    Price hikes of 41 per cent in wheat are foreseen by the FAO

    Climate change and disease will spark new food crisis, says UN

    Sean O’Grady: A food crisis could overtake the world in 2011, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, an agency of the United Nations.

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    A photograph provided by the US District Attorney's office of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani

    Detainee convicted of one out of 286 terror charges

    The first Guantanamo detainee to face a civilian trial was acquitted last night of all but one of the hundreds of charges he helped unleash death and destruction on two US embassies in 1998 – a mixed result for what’s been viewed as a terror test case.

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    Peter Walker looks at the options for the US president after the first civil court trial of a Guantánamo
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    Obama’s Russia reset is crucial for European security

    Samuel Charap: Europe has much to lose if Barack Obama’s New Start arms control treaty with Russia fails to make it through the US Senate