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3 young brothers dead in Greek house fire

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters try to extinguish the fire in a burning house where 3 boys lost their lives in a fire, burning in the village of Mesoropi in northern Greece, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Giorgos Tsimirikas, his wife and his 6 youngest children were spending the weekend at his parents’ house when the fire broke out early [&hellip...

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Hanukkah festivities begin with candle lighting

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather to watch the lightning of the first candle celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, on Grzybowski square in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz) JERUSALEM (AP) — Jews around the world...

Egypt panel recommends referendum be held on time

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is seen during a photo opportunity in his office at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt’s military said Saturday that serious dialogue is the “best and only” way to...

Italy’s PM says he intends to quit over crisis

December 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Prime Minister of Italy Mario Monti gestures during the World Policy conference in Cannes, southern France, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Monti told the Italian president Saturday he is resigning soon, saying...

Canada OKs CNOOC’s takeover bid for Nexen

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivers a statement regarding the federal government review of the $15.1-billion takeover of Nexen Inc. by China’s CNOOC Ltd. and the $6-billion takeover of Progress by Malaysia’s Petronas, Friday Dec. 7,...

UN climate talks go into overtime in Qatar

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Local and international activists march inside a conference center under a giant statue of a spider to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. A dispute over money clouded U.N. climate...

UK hospital: Nurse involved in Kate hoax call dies

December 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 file photo, Britain’s Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child,...

McAfee hospitalized after being denied asylum

December 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Software company founder John McAfee lies on a gurney inside an ambulance, to be transferred from an immigration detention center to a hospital, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 . He was examined by a doctor at the detention center, who said that...

Safety, need compete in typhoon-hit Philippines

December 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard carry relief goods for victims of flash floods caused by Typhoon Bopha in Davao province, while loading their ship in Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The powerful typhoon that washed away emergency...

Chinese Nobel literature winner: censorship a must

December 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China speaks during a press conference Thursday Dec. 6, 2012 at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm. The official prize giving ceremony takes place in Stockholm on Dec. 10. (AP Photo/Janerik Henriksson)...