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Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

January 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Injured children receive treatment in a hospital after they were involved in a stamped in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. At least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a New Year’s fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory Coast’s commercial center, said officials. The death toll is expected to rise, according...

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4 dead in Moscow airliner crash

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Rescuers work at the site where a plane careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia’s third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke...

Afghan violence falls in 2012, insider attacks up

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Internally displaced Afghans from Helmand province, carry sacks of blankets to be donated by the United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Around 600 internally displaced families received...

Indian gang rape victim’s body cremated privately

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Novice Buddhist monks light candles in remembrance of an Indian woman who died after being gang raped in a moving bus, in Bodhgaya, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The young woman was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the...

Car bombing targeting Shiites in Pakistan kills 19

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani volunteers carry a lifeless body out of a bus targeted in a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. A suicide bomber driving a vehicle packed with explosives rammed into a bus carrying Shiite Muslim pilgrims in southwest Pakistan...

Bolivia expropriates Spanish energy subsidiaries

December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Bolivia’s Presidency Press Office, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales signs a decree allowing the takeover of shares in Empresa de Electricidad de La Paz (Electropaz) and Empresa de Luz y Fuerza de Oruro (Elfeo), Vice...

Suspected US drone kills 3 al-Qaida men in Yemen

December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An elderly Yemeni man attends a rally held by pro-democracy protestors in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Three al-Qaida militants were killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen, Yemeni...

Arab League chief says Palestinians to petition UN

December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, center, speaks during a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, right, and Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Malki in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012....

Egypt’s president warns against dangers to economy

December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Egyptian woman shouts anti-Mohammed Morsi slogans as soldiers block a road leading to the Shura Council where the president addressed the upper house of parliament in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Egypt’s Islamist president warned Saturday...

Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

December 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, T.C.A. Raghavan speaks to reporters about the death of a young Indian woman who was gang raped, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital late on Saturday Dec. 29, 2012 in Singapore. The woman who was gang-raped and severely beaten on...