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Japan’s Nikkei gains, other markets subdued

November 4, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

People are reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Japan’s stock benchmark surged 4 percent Tuesday, boosted by central bank stimulus and the government pension fund’s plan to buy more equities. Other Asian stock markets posted mild gains or losses. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) TOKYO (AP) —...

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UN climate report offers stark warnings, hope

November 3, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Presenting a report on climate change, with from left, Minister of State for Envionment of Peru Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Chairman of the IPCC Rajendra K. Pachauri and Secretary of the IPCC Renata Christ, present a comprehensive...

Power restored as Bangladesh struggles to fix grid

November 2, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A Bangladeshi salesman interacts with a customer during a blackout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Bangladesh was struggling to restore power late Saturday, hours after being hit with a nationwide blackout that started when a transmission line...

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

October 31, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Anti government political leader Boukari Kabore, center, among anti government protestors in Burkina Faso after the announcement of a new interim leader, Gen. Honore Traore, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The president of Burkina Faso...

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

October 31, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

The exterior of Mexico’s Medical Forensic Service (SEMEFO) where the bodies of three U.S. citizens are being held in Matamoros, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 29, 2014. Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S....

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

October 31, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Three Sri Lankan mudslide survivors peep through a window to watch government officials interviewing other survivors to gather information on their missing relatives inside a relief center in Punagala in Badulla district, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) east...

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

October 31, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A man stands watching an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock average surged 5 percent and the yen slid against the dollar after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to...

Burkina Faso president won’t resign after protests

October 31, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Protestors pour water on a injured man near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who is seeking another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed...

Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

October 29, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

A Sri Lankan woman carries her belongings and walks with others as residents are evacuated after a mudslide at the Koslanda tea plantation in Badulla district, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) east of Colombo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The mudslide triggered...

Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey

October 29, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

People cheer a group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops as they arrive in Mardin, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The peshmergas are on their way to Syria to help Syrian Kurds fighting Islamic State group militants in the embattled border town...