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Divisions emerge at Syria opposition conference

November 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian regime opponent Mohiuddin Abdullah Alathighani attends the meeting of the General Assembly of the Syrian National Council in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. A plan to shake up Syria’s widely criticized opposition leadership and forge a more representative team has won the backing of several key countries, the proposal’s author said...

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In Israel, media stars are turning to politics

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photograph, Yair Lapid, a popular former TV anchorman and head of the new centrist party Yesh Atid delivers a speech in the Ariel college of Judea and Samaria in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Four prominent Israeli...

As foreigners go, Afghan city is feeling abandoned

November 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 photo, Mayor Mohammad Omer speaks during an interview in his office in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Omer dismisses suggestions that people are leaving Kandahar city out of desperation. He says there are jobs, if not any quite so...

Internet rolls into Bangladesh villages on a bike

November 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sept. 30, 2012, photo, Bangladeshi Info Lady Mehedi Akthar Misty, right, helps Amina Begum, 45, to talk with her husband with Skype at Jharabarsha, in a remote impoverished farming village in Gaibandha district, 120 miles (192 kilometers) north of...

China think tank urges gov’t to end 1-child policy

November 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Kindergarten teachers play with children during an outdoor activity at the Ritan Park in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. A government think tank says China should start phasing out its one-child policy immediately and allow two children for every family by...

State says go home and sleep, 24/7 Egypt resists

November 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian shoppers roam a commercial mall in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. Egypt’s capital prides itself on being city that never sleeps, with crowds filling cafes and shops open into the small hours. So the government is facing a backlash from...

Japan spent rebuilding money on unrelated projects

October 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 10, 2012 photo, a yellow crane is seen in the heap of the sorted out rubble of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, at the rubble collection site near the Arahama beach in Sendai, northeastern Japan. Japan’s accounting of its budget...

Yacht commissioned by Steve Jobs launched

October 31, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Workers put the finishing touches to a yacht docked at the wharf of ship building company Royal De Vries in Aalsmeer, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday Oct. 30, 2012. Just over a year after the Apple founder died, the luxury motor yacht he commissioned and...

Survivors criticize Myanmar gov’t over clashes

October 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The debris of burned buildings seen in Pauk Taw township, Sittwe, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, Saturday Oct. 27, 2012. Survivors of ethnic clashes in western Myanmar lashed out at the government Monday Oct. 29 2012 for failing to prevent violence between...

Ukraine’s ruling party leads in vote called biased

October 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Election commission officials count ballots at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Ukrainians are electing a parliament on Sunday in a crucial vote tainted by the jailing of top opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and fears of election...