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Palestinian: new Israeli settlements a provocation

December 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, leaves the United Nations Plaza Hotel, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in New York. Euphoric Palestinians erupted in cheers, honked car horns and chanted “God is great” after the United Nations endorsed an independent state of Palestine, giving sweeping international backing to their demands for sovereignty...

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Israel moves to build 3,000 new settlement homes

December 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE- In this Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, a construction worker works at a site of a new housing unit in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Homa. Israel approved the construction of 3,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, a...

Wave of attacks in Iraq kills at least 43 people

November 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A boy stands next to a destroyed truck at the scene of an explosion in a busy commercial area in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. A wave of bombings in two Shiite Iraqi cities south of Baghdad has killed...

Mexico’s President Calderon fell short of goals

November 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2011 file photo, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon holds a news conference at Los Pinos presidential residence in Mexico City. When Calderon came to power six years ago, he set goals to alleviate poverty, create jobs and...

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects

November 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians celebrate as they watch a screen showing the U.N. General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, In the west bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The U.N....

Internet service goes out across Syria

November 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Smoke leaps the air from a building after a warplane attack in Homs, Syria, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Ugarit...

Myanmar cracks down on mine protest; dozens hurt

November 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi waves to her supporters as she arrives in Monywa town, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Security forces used water cannons, tear gas and smoke bombs Thursday to clear protesters from a copper mine in...

Wal-Mart, Disney clothes found in Bangladesh fire

November 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Disney brand sweater lays among equipment charred in the fire that killed 112 workers Saturday at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, on the outskirts of Dhaha, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Garments and documents left behind in the factory show it...

Egypt crisis raises fears of ‘second revolution’

November 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, July 13, 2012 photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, unseen, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s Islamist president may look like he’s running...

Congo rebels begin slow retreat from Masisi

November 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Goma resident holds up a banner in French reading, “No to war, yes to dialogue, the truth and national unity” as he gathers with others for an anti President Joseph Kabila demonstration supported by the M23 rebel movement in Goma, eastern Congo,...