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Venezuela VP: Chavez could be sworn in by court

January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro holds a miniature copy of Venezuela’s constitution as he gives an interview on state television in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Maduro said Friday that President Hugo Chavez could be sworn in by the Supreme Court later on if...

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Atom smasher hiatus sets stage for more discovery

January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 30, 2010 file picture the globe of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, is illuminated outside Geneva, Switzerland. The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher goes into a 2-year hibernation in March...

Rebel area shows limits of rebel push for Damascus

January 4, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A civilian looks at a destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The area is immersed in a Syrian civil war that the United Nations estimates has killed more than 60,000 people since the revolt against President Bashar Assad began in March 2011....

Venezuela opposition: Chavez secrecy feeds rumors

January 2, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

The windshield of a car frames a mural of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro is returning home Wednesday from a visit with Chavez in Cuba and says the ailing...

Clashes in Syria shut down Aleppo airport

January 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighters fire at enemy positions during heavy clashes with government forces, in the Salaheddine district of Aleppo, Syria. Activists say Syrian rebels have captured an oil pumping station in the north...

Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

January 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians hurl stones at Israeli soldiers, not seen, during clashes in the West Bank village of Tamoun, near Jenin, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Palestinians say a raid by Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors to seize members of a militant group has...

Stampede after fireworks kills 61 in Ivory Coast

January 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Injured children receive treatment in a hospital after they were involved in a stamped in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. At least 61 people were killed early Tuesday in a stampede following a New Year’s fireworks display in Abidjan, Ivory...

4 dead in Moscow airliner crash

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Rescuers work at the site where a plane careered off the runway at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. A Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway at Russia’s third-busiest airport on Saturday, broke...

Afghan violence falls in 2012, insider attacks up

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Internally displaced Afghans from Helmand province, carry sacks of blankets to be donated by the United Nation’s refugee agency (UNHCR) at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. Around 600 internally displaced families received...

Indian gang rape victim’s body cremated privately

December 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Novice Buddhist monks light candles in remembrance of an Indian woman who died after being gang raped in a moving bus, in Bodhgaya, India, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. The young woman was cremated Sunday amid an outpouring of anger and grief by millions across the...