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Mystery absence of China leader fuels rumor frenzy

September 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2012 file photo, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, right, greets Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Chinese micro-bloggers and overseas websites have come up with all kinds of creative speculation as to why vice president Xi has gone unseen [&hellip...

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China quake survivors await shelter, expect rain

September 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, rescuers walk to the Luozehe Village, one of the hardest-hit areas struck by Friday’s quakes, in Yiliang County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province. Rescue workers...

Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z close London Paralympics

September 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Confetis floats down past the Paralympic flam during the closing ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics games, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) LONDON (AP) — Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio. Coldplay, Rihanna and...

Ex-candidate quits Mexico’s main leftist party

September 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, former presidential candidate of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), one of them wearing a Mexican Revolution costume, listen his speech at Mexico City’s main plaza, the Zocalo, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Lopez...

Police search UK home of couple slain in France

September 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Annecy prosecutor Eric Maillaud speaks during a news conference in Annecy, France, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Maillaud said that the 4-year-old girl who survived the slaying of her family in Annecy couldn’t help their investigation since she hid under her...

McCain: Iran situation a ‘train wreck’

September 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

US Senator John McCain answers reporters’ questions during a meeting on World Economy in Cernobbio, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Experts and leaders gathered in Italy to discuss the prolonged crisis in a structurally flawed Europe, political...

Quakes kill at least 80 in mountainous SW China

September 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo provided by China’s Xinhua News Agency, buses encoutner the rockfall triggered by an earthquake in Yiliang County, southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. A series of earthquakes collapsed houses and triggered...

Strong Costa Rica quake causes panic, minor damage

September 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A wall at the University of Costa Rica’s school of electrical engineering is damaged after an earthquake in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on...

Quebec separatist party may return to power

September 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Voters make their way to cast their ballots in L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Voters in Quebec weighed returning a separatist party to power as polls opened Tuesday in the French-speaking province, which could edge toward...

Colombia’s ‘Queen of Cocaine’ shot to death

September 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated Florida Department of Corrections booking mug shows Griselda Blanco. Blanco, a convicted drug trafficker who was once known as the “Godmother” and the “Queen of Cocaine,” has been shot to death by an unidentified gunman,...