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Iraq plans to send 50,000 students abroad for advanced studies over the next five years to bolster its once highly respected educational system.
Exiled President Zelaya has set up camp on the Nicaraguan border to keep up pressure on interim government.
In Syria, Mitchell said peace between Israel and Syria was a 'near-term goal.' Syrian, Israeli, Egyptian, and Palestinian leaders are meeting with the special envoy, who will be joined by Defense Secretary Gates and other high-level US officials.
New reports suggest that Michael Jackson's doctor is now being investigated in a manslaughter probe.
The police union's combative press conference Friday was an example of how the profession closes ranks in times of trouble.
Arrests of those who challenge police authority are not uncommon, say civil libertarians.
US envoy Richard Holbrooke Thursday defended the military, which has been launching 'softening up' operations in South Waziristan for more than a month.
The region, which has increasingly been at odds with Baghdad, holds elections Saturday for a new regional government.