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Islamists clash with military, take key Mali town

January 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, women wearing veils as mandated by Islamist group Ansar Dine, walk along a street in Timbuktu, Mali. The Mali army attacked Islamist rebels with heavy weapons in the center of the country which divides the insurgent-held north and the government-controlled south, government officials said Thursday, Jan....

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Mali seeks French help against extremists

January 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 24, 2012 file photo, fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard during a hostage handover in the desert outside Timbuktu, Mali. The Mali army attacked Islamist rebels with heavy weapons in the center of the country which...

Tom Cruise says making movies is still fun

January 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. actor Tom Cruise, left, British actress Rosamund Pike and director Christopher McQuarrie, right, pose for photographers before a premiere of their new movie “Jack Reacher” at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 10,...

Iranians freed in major prisoner swap in Syria

January 9, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by the Turkish Islamic aid group IHH, freed Syrian prisoners released by the Syrian government are seen in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranians held captive since August, Iranian state TV reported...

Management, reporters defuse China censorship row

January 8, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Security guards stand near protest banners and flowers are laid outside the headquarters of Southern Weekly newspaper in Guangzhou, Guangdong province Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. A dispute over censorship at the Chinese newspaper known for edgy reporting evolved...

Venezuela lawmakers postpone Chavez swearing-in

January 8, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Venezuela’s National Assembly President Diosdado Cabello gestures as he holds a copy of the Venezuelan Constitution during a session in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. President Hugo Chavez won’t be able to attend his scheduled...

Google executive chairman heading to NKorea

January 6, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, center, and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, second from right, leave after their meeting at a hotel in Beijing Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. Schmidt, who is part of a delegation led by Richardson, is scheduled...

Venezuela VP: Chavez could be sworn in by court

January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro holds a miniature copy of Venezuela’s constitution as he gives an interview on state television in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013....

Atom smasher hiatus sets stage for more discovery

January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 30, 2010 file picture the globe of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is illuminated outside Geneva, Switzerland. The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March...

Rebel area shows limits of rebel push for Damascus

January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A civilian looks at a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The area is immersed in a Syrian civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011....