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Algeria: 32 militants killed, with 23 hostages

January 19, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Two British hostages, Peter, right, and Alan, carrying his luggage, center, no family name available, gather their belongings after being released, in Ain Amenas, near the gas plant where they were kidnapped by Islamic militants, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Algeria’s special forces stormed the natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in...

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Givenchy makes menswear combatorial

January 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A model presents a creation by designer Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy as part of his men’s fall-winter 2013/2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) PARIS (AP) — Gladiatorial combat is in the air for...

China’s growth rebounds but still vulnerable

January 18, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this Jan. 17, 2013 photo, a man stops his bicycle to check an artistic rendering of a residential real estate project outside its construction site in Beijing, China, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. China’s economy rebounded in the final quarter of 2012 but...

Algeria: Army rescues hostages, toll unclear

January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A man reads a newspaper headlining “Terrorist attack and kidnapping in In Amenas”, at a news stand in Algiers, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Algerian forces raided a remote Sahara gas plant on Thursday in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages...

Video game puts players in shoes of Syrian rebels

January 17, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

This undated image provided by Auroch Digital Ltd. shows the video game “Endgame: Syria.” The new video game based on Syria’s civil war seeks to illustrate the hard choices facing the country’s rebels: Should one agree to a negotiated...

Desert drama: Islamists take hostages in Algeria

January 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Norwegian Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, right, and Foreign Minister, Espen Barth Eide, attend a press conference in Oslo regarding the attack on Statoil’s plant in Algeria, where 13 Norwegians are among 17 workers who were taken as hostages,...

Venezuela: Chavez is responding to treatment

January 13, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

A man holding a framed image of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez and other parishioner file out of the Cathedral after attending a Mass to pray for the recovery of Chavez, in Havana, Cuba, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013. The 58-year-old president is fighting...

Palestinian protesters evicted from West Bank site

January 12, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian activists place Palestinian flags in the new ‘outpost ‘ of Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun) in an area known as E1, near Jerusalem, Saturday, Jan 12, 2013. Palestinian activists pitched tents in the West Bank on Friday to protest Israeli...

Venezuela’s VP in Havana to see Chavez, family

January 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s Vice President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with members of his cabinet in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Maduro said he will travel to Cuba on Friday to visit ailing...

Syria talks end in Geneva without solution

January 11, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

United States Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, left, arrives for a meeting with UN Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, both unseen, to find a politic solution for the crisis in...