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President Assad says Syria able to face Israel

May 7, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

An Israeli soldier carries his mate during a military exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) BEIRUT (AP) — In his first response to Israel’s weekend airstrikes, President Bashar Assad said Tuesday that Syria is capable of facing Israel, but stopped short of...

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Bangladesh garment disaster death toll reaches 705

May 7, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Garment workers employed at Rana Plaza, the garment factory building that collapsed, queue to receive wages from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of...

Israeli airstrikes on Syria prompt threats, anger

May 5, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 file photo, an Israeli Iron Dome missile is launched near the city of Be’er Sheva, southern Israel, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza. Israel’s military has deployed Iron Dome defense system to the...

Giant rubber duck makes splash in Hong Kong harbor

May 4, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Dancers perform during a welcoming ceremony of a giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman in Hong Kong Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao...

China emerging as new force in drone warfare

May 4, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2009 file photo, a truck loaded with the Chinese made drone, the ASN-207, takes part in a military parade marking China’s 60th anniversary held near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Chinese aerospace firms developed dozens of...

In Myanmar, living in fear amid religious violence

May 2, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this April 28, 2013 photo, volunteer Swe Aung speaks at one of the schools in Yangon, Myanmar. He spends Sundays teaching at religious schools affiliated with a radical Buddhist movement called 969. He says monks taught him that “it is noble and great to...

Court seizes property to help Bangladesh victims

April 30, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Protestors march down a street demanding the death penalty for those responsible for the collapsed garment factory building, killing hundreds, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A top Bangladesh court on Tuesday ordered the government...

Surviving hell in a Bangladesh factory collapse

April 30, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

A worker leaves the site where a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh Monday, April 29, 2013. Rescue workers in Bangladesh gave up hopes of finding any more survivors in the remains of a building that collapsed five days ago, and began...

Pyongyang glitters, but rest of NKorea still dark

April 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this April 24, 2013 photo, a North Korean woman pulls a cart on a rural road east of Kaesong, North Korea near the demilitarized zone that separates the two Koreas. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The heart of this city, once...

Owner of collapsed building captured in Bangladesh

April 28, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Volunteer rescue workers protest when they were told the rescue operations at the garment factory building that collapsed Wednesday would come to a halt in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday April 28, 2013. At least 377 people are confirmed to have died in...