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Rebels in Congo reach door of Goma

November 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, M23 rebels conduct training exercises in Rumangabo, eastern Congo. The Rwandan-backed rebel group advanced to within 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern Congo, marking the first time that rebels have come this close since 2008. Congolese army [&hellip...

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Egyptian train hits school bus, 51 killed

November 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP — An Egyptian looks through books and school bags that were strewn along the tracks at the scene where a speeding train crashed into a bus carrying children to their kindergarten, killing at least 47, officials said,...

Israel and Hamas battle on social media as well

November 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Israeli soldier looks at the Facebook page of the IDF, at the IDF spokesperson office in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media. The Israeli Defense Force and Hamas militants...

Eurozone slides back into recession

November 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

European Central bank President Mario Draghi delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the academic year of the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in...

Asia stocks fall as talks on US budget deal stall

November 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A currency trader reacts in front of screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and foreign exchange rate, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 8,...

China’s new leadership faces obstacles to rule

November 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A People’s Liberation Army officer walks down stairs with a document holder inside the Great Hall of the People where the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress is held in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. President Hu Jintao stepped...

New opposition head gives renewed hope to Syrians

November 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 file photo, Muslim cleric Mouaz al-Khatib, poses for a photo after he was elected president of the newly formed Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, in Doha, Qatar. While lacking in political...

Euro nations split on how to help Greece cut debt

November 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister and chairman of the Eurogroup Jean-Claude Juncker, second right, greets Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras, second left, as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn, left, and President of the...

Strong quake strikes Myanmar, 12 feared dead

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A boat near the bridge damaged by a strong earthquake, in Kyaukmyaung township, Shwebo, Sagaing Division, northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, A strong earthquake of magnitude-6.8 struck northern Myanmar on Sunday, collapsing a bridge and a...

Syrian opposition groups reach unity deal

November 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

George Sabra, the new head of the main Syrian opposition bloc in exile, the Syrian National Council, speaks to reporters during a press conference on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council meeting in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Nov....