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Rowling launches novel to fanfare, mixed reviews

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A copy of the “The Casual Vacancy” by author J.K. Rowling is displayed at a book store in London, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. British bookshops are opening their doors early as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling launches her long anticipated first book for adults. Publishers have tried to keep details of the book under wraps [&hellip...

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Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Egyptian protesters carry their national flag and a flag with Arabic that reads “No God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet,” and chant anti U.S. slogans during a demonstration in front...

Iconic Israeli newspaper on the verge of collapse

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In This photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, Israeli journalists and employees of Maariv daily newspaper demonstrate against their dismissals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Throughout much of Israel’s history, the Maariv daily was known as the...

Venezuela poll: Chavez leading rival by 10 points

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Opposition’s presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Barinas, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Capriles is running against President Hugo Chavez in the country’s Oct. 7 election. (AP Photo/Ariana...

Nepal avalanche hit climbers as they were sleeping

September 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this picture taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 and released by Alpine Ascents International, a helicopter lifts off carrying survivors from the debris field of an avalanche on Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal. Rescue helicopters flew over the high slopes of the...

AP Exclusive: Neglect ruins Marcos’ prized shoes

September 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 19, 2012, a branded high heel shoe, once worn by flamboyant former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos sits among equally-damaged shoes in a section of the National Museum in Manila, Philippine. Termites, storms and government...

Suicide bomber kills 2, injures 45 in Nigeria

September 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A damaged car seen after a suicide car bomb detonated at a church in Bauchi, Nigeria. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. A suicide car bomber attacked a Catholic church in northern Nigeria on Sunday, killing two people and wounding another 45 in a region under assault...

Anti-militia protests show frailty of Libyan state

September 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Libyan civilian watches one of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades cars on fire, after hundreds of Libyans, Libyan Military, and Police raided the Brigades base, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The recent attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three...

Libyans storm militia in backlash of attack on US

September 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Libyan civilian watches one of Ansar al-Shariah Brigades cars on fire, after hundreds of Libyans, Libyan Military, and Police raided the Brigades base, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. The recent attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and three...

Pakistan hit by deadly riots over anti-Muslim film

September 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters torch a cinema in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday, Sept 21, 2012. Tens of thousands protested around the country against an anti-Muslim film after the government encouraged peaceful protests and declared a national holiday ? “Love for the...