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Powerful typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa island

August 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

High waves pound seawall in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, 2012. Residents were being told to stay indoors and warned wind gusts from the strongest typhoon to approach Okinawa in several years could overturn cars and cause waves of up to 12 meters (40 feet) on Sunday. (AP Photo/Okinawa Times via [&hellip...

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Hamas scales back hopes of open Egypt border

August 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, Palestinian Hamas border guards patrol the Egyptian Gaza border while an Egyptian bulldozer works on the demolition of a smuggling tunnel, as seen from Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Hamas had hoped the Islamists who took...

Mexican Navy: Police fired on US gov't vehicle

August 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An armored U.S. Embassy vehicle attacked by unknown assailants on the highway leading to the city of Cuernavaca, is checked by security personal near Tres Marias, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Two U.S. government employees were shot and wounded in an attack...

Russia: West 'instigating' Syrian opposition

August 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 file photo, a Syrian man walks by a building destroyed in an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. The growing use of air power by the Syrian regime is causing a spike in civilian casualties, according to activists. Its forces...

Syrian civil war shakes Damascus-Beirut ties

August 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Aug. 9, 2012 photo, Lebanese security forces stand at the entrance building of former Lebanese Information Minister Michel Samaha as they raid his house after they arrested him. Samaha an ardent supporter of President Bashar Assad who has long acted...

Epic patent trial over iPhone technology wraps up

August 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People wait in line to get inside for the Apple and Samsung trial during a lunch break at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives...

Wife of disgraced Chinese politician sentenced

August 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police officers arrive at the Hefei City Intermediate People’s Court before the verdict trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, is held Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Gu, the fallen Chinese...

Gu Kailai gets suspended death sentence

August 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Aug. 9, 2012 file video image taken from CCTV, Gu Kailai, center, the wife of disgraced politician Bo Xilai, stands during her trial in the Hefei Intermediate People’s Court in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province. The...

Assange urges US to end Wikileaks 'witch hunt'

August 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks makes a statement from a balcony of the Equador Embassy in London, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Assange called on United States President Barack Obama to end a “witch hunt” against the secret-spilling WikiLeaks...

Sale of Niger nomad's last camel is sign of hunger

August 19, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this picture taken Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Tuareg nomads carrying their traditional swords and good luck amulets around their neck, shop for fabric and other goods while attending the livestock market in Bermo, Niger, 200 kms (125 miles) north of Maradi....