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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba names new CEO

March 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2012 file photo, Chinese Internet entrepreneur, Jack Ma Yun, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group, attends an event in Hong Kong to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Emperor Entertainment Group Ltd., one of Hong Kong’s biggest market leaders of the entertainment industry. Alibaba Group, one of the world’s biggest...

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Christian protesters, police clash in Pakistan

March 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani Christians chants slogans after they burn a tire during a demonstration demanding that the government rebuild their homes after they were burned down following an alleged blasphemy incident, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, March 10, 2013. The...

Venezuelan opposition leader to run for president

March 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

People enter the military academy to see the body of Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez lying in state in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, March 10, 2013. Chavez died on March 5 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. He was 58. (AP Photo/Ariana...

Rebels free 21 UN captives in southern Syria

March 9, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A U.N. peacekeeper from the Philippines UNDOF force works at the Quneitra Crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Saturday, March, 9, 2013. Syrian rebels freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days,...

Nicolas Maduro sworn in as Venezuelan president

March 8, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Nicolas Maduro raises his fist after he was sworn in as Venezuela’s acting president by the President of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, right, at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)...

UN sanctions may play into North Korean propaganda

March 8, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this March 7, 2013 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) and distributed March 8, 2013 by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, uses binoculars to look at the South’s territory from an observation post at...

Kenya final vote total: Kenyatta has 50.03 pct

March 8, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

One of presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s campaign team makes a phone call after another member of his team made allegations of electoral improprieties at a press conference held by the election commission chairman, at the National Election Center in...

NKorea makes more threats after UN sanctions vote

March 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, center, current president for the U.N. Security Council, listens as he confers with China’s UN Ambassador Li Baodong, left, before leading council members on a vote for tough new sanctions against North Korea for...

The wild card in Venezuela: Armed Chavistas

March 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2010 file photo, a man walks past a mural of Jesus Christ holding a machine gun alongside the words in Spanish “La Piedrita Will Overcome” in the La Piedrita area of the 23 of January neighborhood in Caracas,...

Filipino sultan’s quest sparks crisis in Malaysia

March 6, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 photo, Filipino Sultan Jamalul Kiram III answers questions inside his cramped bedroom at his home in Maharlika village in Manila, Philippines after undergoing dialysis at a nearby hospital. Unlike many other Muslim royalties...