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The space shuttle Discovery launched Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to expand the International Space Station.

October 23, 2007
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Knights Templar secrets revealed, Muslims observe Eid-al-Fitr, Thai vegetarian festival, more.

October 19, 2007
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Thailand's ethnic Chinese minority pays tribute to their ancient gods with a colorful festival featuring coal walkers, body piercings, and vegetarian food.

October 19, 2007
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Gypsy (Roma) teens near Prague learn hip hop as a means of communicating their frustrations with Czech society.

October 18, 2007
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Spanish authorities released the captain of a U.S.-based treasure hunting ship after detaining him overnight. In dispute is a sunken treasure—from a shipwreck dubbed the "Black Swan"—worth an estimated 500 million U.S. dollars.

October 18, 2007
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A warmer climate in Greenland has opened up new possibilities for economic development, but it may have negative effects on the island's native people, WWF says.

October 17, 2007
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With an equine flu outbreak putting many Australian racehorses out of commission, camels recently stepped in for an amateur race in Sydney.

October 15, 2007
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After a two-year delay, Airbus has finally delivered the A380, the world's largest passenger jet. The plane will make its inaugural flight on October 25.

October 15, 2007
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Panama's golden frog is a symbol of good luck and prosperity. Now researchers are fighting to save the rare amphibian from a naturally occurring—and deadly—fungus.

October 15, 2007
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Che remembered, rare animals pelts destroyed, and more.

October 12, 2007
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Globalization and guerillas are threatening India's tea plantations and their traditional ways.

October 12, 2007
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As rulers in Myanmar (Burma) crack down on dissidents, Buddhist monks are disappearing, a report obtained by AP said on October 11. Are they escaping or being kidnapped?

October 11, 2007
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Despite the danger, Baghdad residents flocked to shops and markets on October 11 to prepare for the festival marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

October 11, 2007
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Athens's cutting edge new Acropolis Museum will begin receiving 4,000 ancient works, many of them arriving by crane from the old museum, on October 14.

October 10, 2007
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A child rape scene in the upcoming movie has one of its young stars fearing for his safety and underscores a cultural divide in Afghanistan.

October 09, 2007

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