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Brown hounded for calling Manila ‘gates of hell’

May 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 23, 2006 file photo, author Dan Brown talks about his court dealings surrounding his book “The Da Vinci Code” in Portsmouth, N.H. Dan Brown’s description of Manila as “the gates of hell” in the American novelist’s latest book has not gone down well with officials in the Philippine capital. The...

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Asia stock markets edge up after big sell-off

May 24, 2013 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A TV crew reports the plunge of Japanese stocks in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo Thursday, May 23, 2013. Japanese stocks plummeted Thursday after a spike in government bond yields and unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing spooked investors...

Stricken Japan nuke plant struggles to keep staff

May 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 file photo, The Unit 4 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station is seen through a bus window in Okuma, Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Co., the utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi...

Writer Chinua Achebe honored in Nigeria funeral

May 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Men hold programs bearing the image of Chinua Achebe during a funeral service in Ogidi, Nigeria, on Thursday, May 23, 2013. The family of famed writer Chinua Achebe buried the writer Thursday in his hometown of Ogidi. Achebe is widely known for his 1958...

Brutal attack in London heightens terror fears

May 22, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Police cordon off the scene of an attack which has left one man confirmed dead and two people wounded near Woolwich barracks in London Wednesday, May, 22, 2013. Scotland Yard said officers responded to reports of an assault Wednesday afternoon in the London...

Guatemala ruling could keep ex-leader from prison

May 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Friday, May 10, 2013 file photo, Guatemala’s former dictator Jose Efrain Rios Montt wears headphones as he listens to the verdict in his genocide trial in Guatemala City. Guatemala’s top court has overturned the genocide...

Does France have right plan to revive its economy?

May 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE SHRINKING ECONOMY – FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, French Minister for Industrial Recovery Arnaud Montebourg delivers a speech after meeting workers and trade union representatives of ArcelorMittal, in Florange,...

Syrian troops push into strategic rebel-held town

May 19, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Saturday, May 18, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Qusair Lens which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians inspecting the rubble of damaged buildings due to government airstrikes, in Qusair, Homs...

Falling yen to make Japan’s goods more affordable

May 17, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, March 21, 2013, file photo, Cars for export are parked at a quay to be loaded on a freighter in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo. The weaker yen could hurt sales of European companies already struggling from the continent’s recession. In...

Bangladesh, Myanmar relieved as cyclone fizzles

May 16, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Bangladeshis stand by the Bay of Bengal coast before the tropical cyclone Mahasen made landfall in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Thursday, May 16, 2013. Cyclone Mahasan weakened Thursday afternoon into a tropical storm with at least 18 deaths reported in...