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US authorities issued a hurricane watch for parts of the Florida coast Sunday as tropical storm Fay buffeted Cuba and was thought to be gaining strength. Above, Andrew Cardwell of Pirate Scooter Rentals filled up seat-belted gas cans in Key West, Fla., where Fay could arrive Monday.

Russia must honor its pledge to start withdrawing its troops from Georgia, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday, saying Moscow had broken earlier promises to pull out. "I hope he intends to honor the pledge this time," Rice said of Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on NBC's "Meet the Press."

US scientists accidentally discovered the world's newest bird species, the olive-backed forest robin, while in the forests of Gabon, members of a Smithsonian Institution research team have announced. The bird (above) measures 4.5 inches long and weighs half an ounce.


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