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Divided town a challenge to Myanmar democracy bid

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on Sept. 8, 2012, a Muslim women prepares a meal at a refugee camp in Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar. Three-and-a-half months after some of the bloodiest clashes in a generation between Myanmar’s ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and stateless Muslims known as Rohingya left the western town of Sittwe in flames, nobody [&hellip...

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Afghan forces also suffer from insider attacks

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 3, 2009 file photo, U.S. Marine squad leader Sgt. Matthew Duquette, left, of Warrenville, Ill., with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines walks with Afghan National Army Lt. Hussein, during in a joint patrol in Nawa district,...

Kosovo PM: EU-led talks with Serbia must happen

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is seen during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington, in this April 6, 2012 file photo. Thaci said in an interview with the Associated Press Friday Sept. 28, 2012 that Kosovo and Serbia...

Typhoon lashes southern Japan, approaches Tokyo

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An advertising billboard blown away by wind lies on a road in Naha as Typhoon Jelawat hit the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN...

Bo decision allows China to focus on succession

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 4, 2012 file photo, Chinese President Hu Jintao, front, and Vice President Xi Jinping, back, arrive at a conference to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Chinese Communist Youth League at the Great Hall of the People in...

Israel’s Netanyahu draws his “red line” for Iran

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In his most detailed plea to date for global action...

EPA pushes tough asbestos standard for Mont. town

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 28, 2011 file photo, unidentified road workers wear protective gear against possible asbestos contamination as they load material from a road resurfacing project in downtown Libby, Mont. W.R. Grace, Inc., the chemical company blamed...

Rowling launches novel to fanfare, mixed reviews

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A copy of the “The Casual Vacancy” by author J.K. Rowling is displayed at a book store in London, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. British bookshops are opening their doors early as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling launches her long anticipated first...

Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Egyptian protesters carry their national flag and a flag with Arabic that reads “No God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet,” and chant anti U.S. slogans during a demonstration in front...

Iconic Israeli newspaper on the verge of collapse

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In This photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, Israeli journalists and employees of Maariv daily newspaper demonstrate against their dismissals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Throughout much of Israel’s history, the Maariv daily was known as the...