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Girlfriend’s mom: Why did he do this?

February 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this undated handout publicity photo supplied by Stimulii taken on the island of Jamaica, Reeva Steenkamp poses on set during the shooting of the reality show Tropika Island of Treasure which premieres on state television Saturday, Feb 16, 2013. South Africa’s national broadcaster says it will screen the show featuring the dead model girlfriend...

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Ecuador’s Correa breezes to 2nd re-election

February 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A woman holds up an image of Ecuador’s President and candidate for re-election Rafael Correa after presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Although official results had still not been released, Correa celebrated his second...

Report: Assange sees legal defense in politics

February 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Julian Assange addresses the Oxford Union via video-link from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, currently living as a fugitive in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been granted political...

Westwood champions Assange on London catwalk

February 17, 2013 • Entertainment, World NewsComments Off

A model wears a design created by Vivienne Westwood during London Fashion Week, at the Saatchi Gallery in West London, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) LONDON (AP) — Few designers so consistently mix fashion with politics, or manage...

Russian region begins recovery from meteor fall

February 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

The building of the city;s city sports arena is damaged in after a meteorite fell near Chelyabinsk, about 1500 kilometers (930 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the...

Weeping Pistorius faces premeditated murder charge

February 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius at the end of court proceedings, in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Feb 15, 2013. Pistorius was formally charged at Pretoria Magistrate’s Court with one count of murder after his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a model...

Film fans in Asia want light fun, make Oscars wait

February 15, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Feb. 6, 2013 photo, Taiwanese movie goers sit in a nearly empty theater to watch Oscar nominated “Zero Dark Thirty” as the Chinese New Year nears in Taipei, Taiwan. Tens of millions of film fanatics are entering theaters around Asia during...

In Timbuktu, al-Qaida left behind a manifesto

February 14, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 photo, neighborhood resident Mohamed Alassane walks past a room where he and other residents say al Qaida held European hostages, at the Ministry of Finance’s Regional Audit Department, in Timbuktu, Mali. In the same...

NKorea to face sanctions for nuke, but China key

February 14, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A Chinese tour boat sails past the Friendship Bridge linking between China and North Korea, in Dandong, China Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a...

Ukraine: 5 dead in crash-landing

February 13, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this image taken from TV, emergency vehicles arrive at Donetsk airport, Wednesday Feb. 13, 2013, after a plane crash-landed at the airport. A small passenger plane skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on...