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Ranch becomes focus for Russian adoption outrage

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This Jan. 31, 2012 photo shows Ranch For Kids Project founder Joyce Sterkel in Eureka, Mont. Russian children rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov claims the Ranch For Kids is a place for American parents to cast off their adopted children, and that the children receive substandard education and health care and lack security. As a bilateral [&hellip...

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Inmates in Brazilian jail cycle to freedom

July 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, July 6, 2012, Ronaldo da Silva, left, and fellow inmates pedal stationary bikes to charge car batteries at a prison in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. An innovative program allows inmates at this medium-security prison to shave days...

Scientists to protect rare snake in St. Lucia

July 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated picture released by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, shows a Saint Lucia racer snake at an undisclosed location in St. Lucia. At least 11 St. Lucia racers were spotted and tagged by a group of international...

UN envoy seeks Iranian help on Syrian crisis

July 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows United Nations-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Anan, left, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 9, 2012. International envoy Annan raised hopes...

New crisis looms in Egypt over legislature's fate

July 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image released by the Egyptian President, an Egyptian military officer salutes President Mohammed Morsi, third from right, as he sits with Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, center, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, fourth right, Army Chief of Staff Gen....

DEA agents killed pilot of drug flight in Honduras

July 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Honduras national policemen unload packages of cocaine that were brought to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday July 3, 2012. The cocaine was seized from a small airplane that crashed after it was being chased by military planes and helicopters of the Honduras...

Libyan election hints at blow to Islamists

July 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Libyans hold up their ink-marked fingers that shows they have voted as they celebrate in Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Jubilant Libyan voters marked a major step toward democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule,...

Egypt's president reconvenes dissolved parliament

July 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, a general view of the first Egyptian parliament session after the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s official news agency says President Mohammed Morsi has...

Libyans hold 1st nationwide vote in decades

July 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Libyan woman votes at a polling station in the old city of Tripoli, Libya, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Jubilant Libyan voters marked a major step toward democracy after decades of erratic one-man rule, casting their ballots Saturday in the first parliamentary...

Ivory Coast youth leader speaks from hiding

July 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – A Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 photo from files showing Charles Ble Goude talking with other members of incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo’s new cabinet ahead of the official announcement, in an antechamber at the presidency in Abidjan, Ivory...