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Taliban peace talks flounder as troops draw down

February 3, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 photo, shows a Taliban fighter from central Afghanistan known to the Associated Press from the time of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan but cannot be identified, is seen during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. As the clock ticks toward 2014 and the final withdrawal of NATO [&hellip...

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Sihanouk: Cambodia’s last true king

February 2, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Hundreds of Buddhist nuns wait in line at the Royal Palace to pay their respects to the late former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk in Phnom Penh, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Sihanouk’s body had been lying in state at the Royal Palace after being flown from...

23 killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan army post

February 2, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistan’s army troops gather at the site following a militant attack on an army post in Serai Naurang town, near Lakki Marwat, Pakistan on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Militants attacked an army post in northwestern Pakistan with automatic weapons,...

Turkey: US Embassy bomber had terror conviction

February 2, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Emergency personnel are seen in front of a side entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, Friday Feb. 1, 2013. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint...

4 detained after deadly highway collapse in China

February 1, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

CORRECTS DATE – Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China’s Henan Province, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Fireworks for Lunar New Year...

14 dead, 80 injured in Mexico oil company blast

January 31, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Firefighters belonging to the Tacubaya sector and workers dig for survivors after an explosion at an adjacent building to the executive tower of Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX, in Mexico City, Thursday Jan. 31, 2013. A large explosion occurred...

SKorea: Satellite working normally, sending data

January 30, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

South Korea’s rocket lifts off from its launch pad at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. South Korea says it has successfully launched a satellite into orbit from its own soil for the first time. Wednesday’s...

Brazil nightclub owner blames country for fire

January 30, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

**CORRECTS GENDER OF MOURNER ON RIGHT**A woman weeps as she is comforted by a man during the funeral of Gustavo Goncalves, the most recent victim of the Kiss nightclub fatal fire raising the death toll to 235, in Santa Maria, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013....

Santa Maria mourns its dead, calls for justice

January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Girls cry in front of a makeshift memorial outside the Kiss nightclub where a fire killed over 230 people in Santa Maria, Brazil, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The repercussions of a tragic nightclub fire in southern Brazil widened Tuesday as mayors around the...

Mexico’s new president mostly mum on drug violence

January 29, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

CORRECTS BYLINE TYPO TO VAZQUEZ.- Nuevo Leon state police stand guard on a dirt road leading to a ranch near the town of Mina, northern Mexico, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. At least eight bodies were found in a well near this ranch on Sunday near the site where 20...