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Bombing at political rally kills 9 in Pakistan

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People carry the casket of Pakistani Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s senior minister Bashir Bilour, who was killed in a suicide bombing, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed several people including a provincial government official at a political rally held Saturday by a party that...

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Russia welcomes any offer to give Assad refuge

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrians carry a large revolution flag and chant slogans during a Friday protest in Aleppo, Syria, where young people and children sang songs against Bashar Assad and the Syrian regime, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.(AP Photo/Virginie Nguyen Hoang) BEIRUT (AP) —...

List of 1000s of missing raises doubts in Mexico

December 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a banner shows ink drawings of missing people at the National March for Dignity on the day Mexicans celebrate el Dia de La Madre, or Mother’s Day, in Mexico City. Propuesta Civica, or Civic Proposal, a...

Mexico’s Maya heartland greets dawn of new era

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Dancers perform as the sun rises at the Teotihuacan archeological site in Teotihuacan, Mexico, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Many believe today is the conclusion of a vast, 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Some have interpreted the prophetic moment as the end...

Egyptian Islamists, opponents clash ahead of vote

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A masked protester watches a vehicle burn during clashes between opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Islamist supporters in Alexandria, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. Thousands of Islamists clashed with their opponents on Friday in...

SKorea’s president-elect faces NKorea uncertainty

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Anti-communist people shout slogans during a rally to celebrate the victory of South Korea president-elect Park Geun-hye of Saenuri Party in front of the party headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Park’s election as South...

Pakistani polio workers get police protection

December 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani villagers attend a funeral of health worker Hilal Khan, who was killed by gunmen, in Wahidgari, outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Another victim from attacks on U.N.-backed anti-polio teams in Pakistan died on Thursday,...

SKorea’s 1st woman leader vows new NKorea effort

December 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party burns incense during her visit to the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Park, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s...

Chavez has respiratory infection, now ‘controlled’

December 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A boy plays in front of a graffiti that reads in Spanish “Chavez, heart of my homeland” at the neighborhood of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012. Smarting after a bruising loss in state elections, Venezuela’s opposition...

Bangladesh probe: Fire sabotage, owner negligent

December 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2012 file photo, Bangladeshi firefighters battle a fire at a garment factory in the Savar neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A Bangladesh government committee investigating the garment factory fire that killed 112 people last...