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National pride runs through Olympics, now as ever

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, marathon runner Guor Marial, who is stateless, appears during a news conference at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Marial, from South Sudan, will compete in the marathon under the Olympic flag. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) LONDON (AP) — Given the depths of his anguish, you might have thought [&hellip...

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Bolt anchors Jamaica to relay record for 3rd gold

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt leads United States’ Ryan Bailey to win the men’s 4 x 100-meter relay final during the athletics in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. Jamaica set a new world record...

Rebels carve out large enclave in north Syria

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 file photograph, Syrians check the damage of a destroyed school after it was hit by an air strike killing six Syrians in town of Tal Rifat on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria. In recent months, Syria’s...

Chavez: American man detained in Venezuela

August 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez speaks during a visit to a housing complex at Catia la Mar, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Chavez says Venezuelan security forces have arrested a U.S. citizen and...

Heavy rain as Ernesto makes landfall in Mexico

August 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man walks past the roofs of beach stalls that were blown by high winds in Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday Aug. 9, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto headed into Mexico’s southern Gulf coast as authorities in the flood-prone region prepared shelters, army troops...

Bolt 1st with 2 golds in 200; leads Jamaican sweep

August 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, center, kisses his gold medal as he stands alongside silver medallist Yohan Blake of Jamaica, right, and bronze medallist Warren Weir of Jamaica during the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter during the athletics in the...

Murder trial of wife of Chinese politician begins

August 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People walk out from the Hefei City Intermediate People’s Court where the murder trial of Gu Kailai, wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, takes place Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Gu stood trial Thursday for the murder...

Hurricane Ernesto bores in on coast of Yucatan

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Residents arrive at a shelter in Mahahual, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 as Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to slam into the Caribbean coast as a hurricane late Tuesday. The heart of the storm was expected to hit south of Cancun and the Riviera Maya and...

Mexico finds 100s of bones in unusual Aztec burial

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This July 16, 2012 image released by Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) on Monday Aug. 6, 2012, shows a human burial that was found next to what may have been a “sacred tree” at one edge of the plaza in Mexico...

Heavy rains submerge Philippine capital, killing 9

August 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Residents are evacuated by rescuers in Marikina, east of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012. Relentless rains submerged half of the sprawling Philippine capital, triggered a landslide that killed eight people and sent emergency crews scrambling Tuesday...