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China’s popular Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

October 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Tuesday Aug. 2, 2011, Chinese writer Mo Yan poses for photos in a theater in Beijing. Mo was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, Oct 11, 2012, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese winner of the award, an exiled critic. (AP [&hellip...

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Senegal reality TV show features prettiest sheep

October 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 photo, Ma Ibra Diagne presents ram Sall in front of the panel of judges, during the SICAP neighborhood regional final of the Khar Bii competition, in Dakar, Senegal. In a nation where sheep are given names and kept inside homes...

Investor wants $20 million for Argentine flagship

October 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Officers from the flagship of Argentina’s navy, the A.R.A. Libertad, are seen on the dock at the port of Tema, outside Accra, Ghana, Thursday, Oct.11, 2012, where the Libertad is being held by a judge answering a complaint from a U.S. hedge fund. A...

Man with smoke grenade was searched in SKorea

October 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A TSA employee advises travelers that liquids are not allowed through the gate at at the Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. In an age when travelers have to toss bottled water at airport security checkpoints, what may be most striking...

Islam’s inroads in land of Voodoo and Christianity

October 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 28, 2012 photo, a man reads about Islamic customs and traditions at the Al-Fattah Mosque before the start of Friday prayer in Gressier, Haiti. Islam has won a growing number of followers in this impoverished country, especially after the...

Mexico capo killed, then body stolen by gunmen

October 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A dog walks near a tomb that was allegedly built by Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, alleged leader of the Zetas, at a cemetery in the neighborhood of Tezontle in Pachuca, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. The tomb is a copy of an actual church in Tezontle, which at...

US report highlights unease about Chinese firms

October 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Monday, Oct. 8, 2012 photo, a man walks near a logo at a R&D center of Huawei Technologies Inc. in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province. Eager to expand in the United States, China’s biggest technology companies face American anxiety...

Merkel gets a hostile reception on Greek visit

October 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters are chased by riot police during clashes in front of the parliament in Athens, Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from ordinary Greeks Tuesday when she flew into Athens on her first visit to the country...

Mexico navy: Zetas cartel leader apparently killed

October 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo, downloaded from the Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office most wanted criminals webpage on Nov. 2, 2010, shows alleged Zeta drug cartel leader and founder Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano in an undisclosed location. The...

Re-elected Chavez faces likely economic reckoning

October 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez greets his supporters from the Miraflores presidential palace balcony in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Chavez won re-election and a new endorsement of his socialist project Sunday, surviving his closest race...