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South Korea landmines, debt debate and Dominique Strauss-Kahn case

(Thomas Erdbrink/The Washington Post)

WORLD: Graveyard in Tehran running out of room

Pictured above, fresh graves in Section 303 of the new part of the Behesht-e Zahra graveyard are marked with temporary pictures because the graves have yet to be covered by tombstones. “ ‘Dear citizens, please do not disrupt the flow of funeral processions by remaining in one place too long,’ the automated voice urged over an intercom, as hundreds of other people waited,” reports The Post’s Tehran correspondent Thomas Erdbrink. Read more here.

NATIONAL: Maid’s attorney: ‘She never was scheming to take DSK’s money’

The attorney of the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said that during an eight-hour meeting with prosecutors, tapes of telephone conversations made shortly after the attack were reviewed. The attorney said they prove the maid focused on what happened to her, not on the former International Monetary Fund leader’s wealth.

WORLD: Landmines thwart rescues in South Korea

The mudslides that have killed at least four dozen people in South Korea may have also shifted land mines planted in the 1960s, officials warned. Rescue efforts had to be halted as a precaution.

POLITICS: Debt debate continues and continues and ...

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) is putting pressure on his fellow Republicans to get behind his debt-ceiling plan, but uncertainty remains over whether or not Washington can come to a compromise before the Aug. 2 deadline. If you aren’t worried about the debt-ceiling debate enough already, the Post homepage has a nice countdown clock to fray away your nerves.


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