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Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A man reads a newspaper headlining “Terrorist attack and kidnapping in In Amenas”, at a news stand in Algiers, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Algerian forces raided a remote Sahara gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali’s rebel Islamists, diplomats and an Algerian [&hellip...

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Video game puts players in shoes of Syrian rebels

January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by Auroch Digital Ltd. shows the video game “Endgame: Syria.” The new video game based on Syria’s civil war seeks to illustrate the hard choices facing the country’s rebels: Should one agree to a negotiated...

Desert drama: Islamists take hostages in Algeria

January 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Norwegian Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide, attend a press conference in Oslo regarding the attack on Statoil’s plant in Algeria, where 13 Norwegians are among 17 workers who were taken as hostages,...

Venezuela: Chavez is responding to treatment

January 13, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A man holding a framed image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and other parishioner file out of the Cathedral after attending a Mass to pray for the recovery of Chavez, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The 58-year-old president is fighting...

Palestinian protesters evicted from West Bank site

January 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian activists place Palestinian flags in the new ‘outpost ‘ of Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun) in an area known as E1, near Jerusalem, Saturday, Jan 12, 2013. Palestinian activists pitched tents in the West Bank on Friday to protest Israeli...

Venezuela’s VP in Havana to see Chavez, family

January 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with members of his cabinet in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Maduro said he will travel to Cuba on Friday to visit ailing...

Syria talks end in Geneva without solution

January 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, left, arrives for a meeting with UN Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, both unseen, to find a politic solution for the crisis in...

Islamists clash with military, take key Mali town

January 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, women wearing veils as mandated by Islamist group Ansar Dine, walk along a street in Timbuktu, Mali. The Mali army attacked Islamist rebels with heavy weapons in the center of the country which divides the...

Mali seeks French help against extremists

January 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 24, 2012 file photo, fighters from Islamist group Ansar Dine stand guard during a hostage handover in the desert outside Timbuktu, Mali. The Mali army attacked Islamist rebels with heavy weapons in the center of the country which...

Tom Cruise says making movies is still fun

January 10, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. actor Tom Cruise, left, British actress Rosamund Pike and director Christopher McQuarrie, right, pose for photographers before a premiere of their new movie “Jack Reacher” at the Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea, Thursday, Jan. 10,...