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DAYLIGHT: The last of 71 Russian miners trapped by flooding make their way to the suface. One man died.

Exit The Strong Man
MALAYSIA Pugnacious Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stepped down last week after 22 years in office and, as ever, the 77-year-old went out swinging. Despite weeks of international criticism sparked by remarks that were widely seen as anti-Semitic, Mahathir has remained unrepentant.

The furor, which included what President George W. Bush said was a personal rebuke when the two met at a summit in Bangkok (something Mahathir denied), began when the former physician told a group of Islamic leaders meeting in Kuala Lumpur that "Jews...

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