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U.S. extends National Guard stay on Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The 1,200 National Guard soldiers deployed to the US border with Mexico last year will remain on their jobs until late September, a US official said Friday. The administration has now “extended the temporary deployment of National Guard personnel… through September 30, 2011,” Department of Homeland Security…

Iran hangs woman for drug smuggling

TEHRAN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – An Iranian-Dutch woman, arrested in Iran after taking part in demonstrations has been hanged for drug smuggling, prompting the Netherlands to freeze official contacts and issue a travel advice to such nationals. Dutch foreign affairs minister Uri Rosenthal received official confirmation of the execution on Saturday after…