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UN confirms chemical weapons used in Syria

September 16, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Vitaly Churkin, Russian permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a press conference following a Security Council meeting Syria on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. U.N. inspectors said there is “clear evidence” that chemical weapons were used in Syria. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Careful not to blame either side...

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Analysis: High costs keep Japan focus on nuclear

September 15, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows the No. 4 reactor, left, and the No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co’s Ohi nuclear power plant in Ohi, Fukui prefecture, western Japan. The No. 4 reactor restarted in July 2012, along with the...

Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico

September 14, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A man walks through a flooded street during heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Ingrid in the Gulf port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Friday Sept. 13., 2013. Mexican authorities rushed to evacuate neighborhoods located near riverbanks in eight Veracruz townships...

Broader Syria peace talks? Chemical weapons first

September 13, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

CAPTION ADDS INFORMATION THAT SERGEY LAVROV RETURNED TO MEETING Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, centre, returns to a hotel for a late continuation of meetings with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (not seen) about the ongoing problems in Syria, in...

Police end occupation of Mexico City center

September 13, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A rescue worker assesses the injury of a man after he was beaten by riot police during a police action to clear out striking teachers from the Zocalo, Mexico City main plaza, Friday Sept. 13, 2013. Riot police swept thousands of teachers out of the heart of...

Beijing’s next anti-graft target? Mooncakes

September 13, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 photo, a cleaner wipes mooncake shaped advertisement decorations in a subway station in Beijing, China. The mooncake, a traditional Chinese pastry given as a gift during the Chinese mid-autumn festival, has become the...

iPhone faces challenge in crowded Chinese market

September 12, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, new plastic iPhones 5C are displayed during a media event held in Beijing, China. Last year, eager buyers in Beijing waited overnight in freezing weather to buy the iPhone 4S. Pressure to get it — and the...

War-weary Afghans revel in soccer victory

September 12, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Afghans welcome their national soccer team a day after they beat India 2-0 in the South Asian Football Federation Championship in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept, 12, 2013. Afghans welcomed home their national soccer team with exuberance and joy, a day...

South Korea hoists national flag in Pyongyang

September 12, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday Sept. 12, 2013 photo, participants in the 2013 Asian Cup and Interclub Weightlifting Championship stand behind their flag bearers at the opening ceremony in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korean athletes marched with their national flag at the...

Hurricane Humberto forms in the Atlantic

September 11, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM EDT shows showers and thunderstorms across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachians ahead of an approaching cold front. Additional thunderstorms are seen across Florida....