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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 the long Lunar New Year holiday, but Hollywood can’t count on them [&hellip...

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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...

And they’re off: Papal campaigning gets under way

February 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson talks to the Associated Press during an interview, in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. One of Africa’s brightest hopes to be the next pope, Ghanaian Cardinal Turkson, says the time is right for a pontiff from...

NKorea brandishing nukes to get US to talk peace

February 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

On a large television screen in front of Pyongyang’s railway station, a North Korean state television broadcaster announces the news that North Korea conducted a nuclear test on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. North Korea conducted a nuclear test at an...

Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

February 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 19, 2012 file photo, Brazilian Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz is congratulated by a faithful prior to a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican a day after installing 22 of them as cardinals....

Pope shows lifetime jobs aren’t always for life

February 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, March 25, 2010 file photo Pope Benedict XVI gestures from his popemobile as he leaves a youth gathering, in St. Peter’s square, at the Vatican. When he became pope at age 78, Benedict XVI was already the oldest pontiff...

Pope’s mission to revive faith clouded by scandal

February 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, file photo, Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates Christmas midnight Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Benedict announced...

Filipino extremists face new foe: fellow rebels

February 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels, who signed a peace agreement with the Philippine government in 1996, man a checkpoint at a remote village on the volatile island of Jolo, Sulu province in southern...