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29 October 2009 

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President Barack Obama, center, salutes as Army carry team carries transfer case containing remains of Sgt. Dale R. Griffin at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, 29 Oct 2009
Thu. 29 Oct 2009 1310 UTC

Obama Attends Return of Fallen US Soldiers From Afghanistan

US president makes overnight trip to Delaware military air base to meet plane carrying bodies of 18 US soldiers, civilian personnel

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US Economy Grows for First Time in More Than a Year  Audio Clip Available

New Department of Commerce report says GDP grew at annual pace of 3.5 percent in third quarter - faster than predicted

Asian job recruiters are looking for Asian students educated at US universities

UN Report Predicts Trade, Economic Growth for Asia in 2010

But UN economists recommend Asian governments increase trade within region and become less dependent on Western markets

An election poster asking people to vote is seen at the press conference room of the Afghan Independent Election Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, 29 Oct 2009

Afghanistan Increases Polling Stations for Election

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman tells French news agency militant group has new plans and tactics to disrupt election

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Oct 17 2009 file photo)

Iran Adds Caveat to Nuclear Cooperation Deal

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country is ready to work with West on UN plan for processing nuclear fuel but will never give up 'its nuclear rights'

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