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Sacha Baron Cohen is already notorious for his alter ego Borat, and now, fortunately for his career (and unfortunately for those who get caught in his comedic cross hairs), he has another invented personality -- Austrian fashionista Bruno -- who just pulled one over on former Mossad agent Yossi Alpher.

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Pope Benedict XVI's latest major stop on his U.S. tour took him to the United Nations, where he held forth about the need to prioritize human rights for all and pointed out how the majority of power to impact global events still remains in the hands of very few key players.

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German citizen Khaled el-Masri's quest for justice, following his "extraordinary rendition," has come to an end. Masri claims he was kidnapped by CIA operatives in late 2003 and tortured for months in an Afghan prison, but his case was closed on Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider his appeal.

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Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's upcoming memoir connects religious zeal to Bush's decision-making: "What bothered me, and in a certain way made me suspicious despite the relaxed atmosphere, was again and again in our discussions how much this president described himself as 'God-fearing.'"

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The secretary of defense likens the Venezuelan president to the German dictator, saying: "He's a person who was elected legally -- just as Adolf Hitler was elected legally." | story

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