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TONGZI COUNTY, CHINA Flooding affects nearly 120 million people

EAST GLACIER, MONT. Wildfire grows to 16,000 acres (6,475 ha)

JAKARTA Iraqi soccer team in stunning Asian Cup victory

SEONGNAM, SOUTH KOREA Mourning a second hostage killed by Taliban

BOUAKE, IVORY COAST Weapons set on fire mark end of civil war

NEW YORK CITY Rupert Murdoch wins bid for Dow Jones & Co.

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If oil prices are going up ...

Crude-oil prices are reaching record highs, though not for reasons of supply and demand or geopolitical risk, says Lynn Westfall of Tesoro Corp. Higher prices reflect the ebb and flow...

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