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Ukraine’s ruling party leads in vote called biased

October 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Election commission officials count ballots at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ukrainians are electing a parliament on Sunday in a crucial vote tainted by the jailing of top opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and fears of election fraud. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov) KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian president’s party will...

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Rocket fire from Gaza draws Israel aircraft strike

October 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Smoke trails of rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza Strip towards Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Gaza militants pummeled southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortars on Wednesday, and Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians in a sharp...

Sandy and storm surge pose ‘worst case scenario’

October 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

http://www.apexchange.com/Content/preview/2012/20121028/12/4d07f2db6304441e1f0f6a7067007f4e.jpg A car goes through the high water as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Ocean City, Md. Governors from North Carolina, where...

Mexico City school seeks to dignify mariachi music

October 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 22, 2012 photo, students attend a class at the Mariachi School Ollin Yoliztli in Mexico City. The new mariachi school in Mexico City is seeking to revive a music that’s lost ground over the years. The school, whose name means life and movement...

Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack

October 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a Libyan man explains that the bloodstains on the column are from one the American staff members who grabbed the edge of the column while he was evacuated, after an attack that killed four Americans,...

Spooked cow tramples Palestinian at Muslim feast

October 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A bull attacks a boy after running away from Pakistani butchers trying to slaughter it, on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “Feast of Sacrifice”, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. The boy was slightly injured...

Iraq bombings, house raids leave 40 dead

October 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Iraqi children play during Eid al-Adha celebrations in Baghdad’s Fadhil neighborhood, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. A bombing near a playground and other insurgent attacks killed 18 people including several children in Iraq on Saturday, police said....

New Pakistan outreach could aid Afghan peace deal

October 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, Pakistani Taliban patrol in their stronghold of Shawal in the Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan. Pakistan has stepped up outreach to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift...

6 decades later, probe to solve political murder

October 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A statue of charismatic parliamentarian Julien Lahaut is pictured on top of his grave at the municipal cemetery of Seraing, eastern Belgium, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. Now, 62 years after Belgian politician Julien Lahaut was murdered, even as the European...

Hurricane Sandy, day by day

October 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman cleans her home, drenched by the heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy in Gran Goave, Haiti, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. The hurricane raged through the Bahamas early Friday after leaving 38 people dead across the Caribbean. The death toll was still rising in...