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Brazil nightclub owner blames country for fire

January 30, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

**CORRECTS GENDER OF MOURNER ON RIGHT**A woman weeps as she is comforted by a man during the funeral of Gustavo Goncalves, the most recent victim of the Kiss nightclub fatal fire raising the death toll to 235, in Santa Maria, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. A fast-moving fire roared through the crowded, windowless nightclub in [&hellip...

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Santa Maria mourns its dead, calls for justice

January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Girls cry in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The repercussions of a tragic nightclub fire in southern Brazil widened Tuesday as mayors around the...

Mexico’s new president mostly mum on drug violence

January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

CORRECTS BYLINE TYPO TO VAZQUEZ.- Nuevo Leon state police stand guard on a dirt road leading to a ranch near the town of Mina, northern Mexico, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. At least eight bodies were found in a well near this ranch on Sunday near the site where 20...

UN, experts poised to confirm any NKorean blast

January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A girl looks at a display on assessment about impact of supposed nuclear attack on Seoul at the Korea War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. North Korea appears all set to detonate an atomic device, but confirming the explosion...

Philippine dictatorship victims to be compensated

January 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Filipino poet Bonifacio Ilagan, one of hundreds of activists imprisoned during the Martial Law period which was declared by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, poses by the granite wall which is engraved with the names of Martial Law victims, including his...

No alarm, only 1 exit in Brazil nightclub fire

January 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

People march near the Kiss nightclub honoring the victims of early Sunday’s fatal fire inside the club in Santa Maria, Brazil, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. All the elements were in place for the tragedy at the Kiss nightclub early Sunday. The result was the...

Lawyer fired in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

January 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this pool photo of a sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, the five Sept. 11 defendants, back row from left, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ammar al Baluchi, Ramzi Binalshibh, Walid bin Attash and the...

Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicating, son will be king

January 28, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, Dutch Queen Beatrix, center, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, left and Princess Maxima, second left, arrive at the “Hall of Knights” to formally open the new parliamentary year in The Hague,...

Deadly smoke, lone blocked exit: 230 die in Brazil

January 27, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Relatives and friends mourn on the coffin containing the remains of a fire victim at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A fast-moving fire roared through the...

Bangladesh probing if factory’s 1 exit was locked

January 27, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Bangladeshi garment worker Laiju stands inside the damaged Smart Export Garment Ltd. factory where a fire Saturday claimed the lives of seven of her female colleagues in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Bangladesh’s government has ordered an...