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Passing reference in ‘Argo’ rankles New Zealand

March 21, 2013 • Entertainment, World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday Feb. 24, 2013 file photo, director and producer Ben Affleck accepts the award for best picture for “Argo” during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. “Argo” mentions New Zealand just once in passing, but the four-word reference is rankling Kiwis five months after the Oscar-winning film was [&hellip...

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Syria: Top Sunni preacher dies in suicide bombing

March 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday March 19, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke rises from a building due to Syrian government forces shelling, in Aleppo,...

Asia stocks bounce back after Cyprus scare

March 18, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this image taken Saturday, March 16, 2013, people queue to use an ATM machine outside of Bank of Cyprus branch in southern port city of Limassol, Saturday, March 16, 2013. Many rushed to cooperative banks which are open Saturdays in Cyprus after learning...

2 inmates recaptured after helicopter escape

March 18, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Police vehicles block a road just outside the town of Chertsey, Quebec, Sunday, March 17, 2013, during a search for escaped prisoners. A dramatic daylight jailbreak involving two Quebec inmates climbing a rope into a hovering helicopter swiftly escalated into...

Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister

March 18, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, columns of smoke rise from heavy bombing by Syrian government forces in Arbeen, Syria, Monday March 18, 2013. Two...

Sheriff: Race crash victim was driver’s cousin

March 17, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

This Sunday, March 17, 2013, photo shows the racetrack where a sprint car accident killed two people on Saturday, March 16, at Marysville Raceway Park in Marysville, Calif. A teenage race car driver taking warmup laps careened off the track and into pit row,...

Indian police say 5 admit to raping Swiss tourist

March 17, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this March 16, 2013 file photo, a Swiss woman, center, who, according to police, was gang-raped by a group of eight men while touring by bicycle with her husband, is escorted by policewomen for a medical examination at a hospital in Gwalior,...

Cyprus president tries to amend bailout plan

March 17, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Cyprus’ Central Bank chief Panicos Demetriades, right, leaves the meeting with president Nicos Anastasiades at the presidential palace in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, March 17, 2013. Cyprus’ parliament had postponed the debate and vote on the...

China wraps up session to install new leadership

March 16, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, second from left, poses for souvenir photos with delegates during a plenary session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Saturday, March 16, 2013....

Jews in Greece mark WWII Nazi deportation

March 16, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Survivor of Auschwitz Moshe Haelion and Israel Ambassador Arye Mekel , left, hold flowers in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Jewish residents in this northern Greek city have gathered to commemorate the 70th...