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Israeli offensive in Gaza was years in the making

November 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians carry injured people out of a media center in Gaza City that was hit by an Israeli strike for the second time in two days Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says the strike on the building killed one of its top militant leaders. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) JERUSALEM (AP) — With [&hellip...

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Brazilian soccer star on trial for killing lover

November 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by TJMG, Justice Tribunal of Minas Gerais, former Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes, right, talks to his lawyer Rui Pimenta, center, during his trial in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. The trial of Fernandes, known in...

Congo rebels, army clash at Goma’s edge

November 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People flee as fighting erupts between the M23 rebels and Congolese army near the airport at Goma, Congo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Rebels believed to be backed by Rwanda fired mortars and machine guns Monday in a village on the outskirts of the provincial...

Israel strike kills 11 in Gaza, including children

November 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman stands next to a damaged house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israel launched the operation last Wednesday by assassinating Hamas’ military chief and carrying...

Rebels in Congo reach door of Goma

November 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, M23 rebels conduct training exercises in Rumangabo, eastern Congo. The Rwandan-backed rebel group advanced to within 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) of Goma, a crucial provincial capital in eastern...

Egyptian train hits school bus, 51 killed

November 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP — An Egyptian looks through books and school bags that were strewn along the tracks at the scene where a speeding train crashed into a bus carrying children to their kindergarten, killing at least 47, officials said,...

Israel and Hamas battle on social media as well

November 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Israeli soldier looks at the Facebook page of the IDF, at the IDF spokesperson office in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media. The Israeli Defense Force and Hamas militants...

Eurozone slides back into recession

November 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

European Central bank President Mario Draghi delivers his speech during the opening ceremony of the academic year of the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. The 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in...

Asia stocks fall as talks on US budget deal stall

November 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A currency trader reacts in front of screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), center, and foreign exchange rate, right, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 8,...

China’s new leadership faces obstacles to rule

November 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A People’s Liberation Army officer walks down stairs with a document holder inside the Great Hall of the People where the closing ceremony for the 18th Communist Party Congress is held in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. President Hu Jintao stepped...