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Typhoon lashes southern Japan, approaches Tokyo

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An advertising billboard blown away by wind lies on a road in Naha as Typhoon Jelawat hit the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is heading to Tokyo [&hellip...

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Bo decision allows China to focus on succession

September 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 4, 2012 file photo, Chinese President Hu Jintao, front, and Vice President Xi Jinping, back, arrive at a conference to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Chinese Communist Youth League at the Great Hall of the People in...

Israel’s Netanyahu draws his “red line” for Iran

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel addresses the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In his most detailed plea to date for global action...

EPA pushes tough asbestos standard for Mont. town

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 28, 2011 file photo, unidentified road workers wear protective gear against possible asbestos contamination as they load material from a road resurfacing project in downtown Libby, Mont. W.R. Grace, Inc., the chemical company blamed...

Rowling launches novel to fanfare, mixed reviews

September 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A copy of the “The Casual Vacancy” by author J.K. Rowling is displayed at a book store in London, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. British bookshops are opening their doors early as Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling launches her long anticipated first...

Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, Egyptian protesters carry their national flag and a flag with Arabic that reads “No God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet,” and chant anti U.S. slogans during a demonstration in front...

Iconic Israeli newspaper on the verge of collapse

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In This photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, Israeli journalists and employees of Maariv daily newspaper demonstrate against their dismissals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Throughout much of Israel’s history, the Maariv daily was known as the...

Venezuela poll: Chavez leading rival by 10 points

September 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Opposition’s presidential candidate Henrique Capriles waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Barinas, Venezuela, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Capriles is running against President Hugo Chavez in the country’s Oct. 7 election. (AP Photo/Ariana...

Nepal avalanche hit climbers as they were sleeping

September 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this picture taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 and released by Alpine Ascents International, a helicopter lifts off carrying survivors from the debris field of an avalanche on Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal. Rescue helicopters flew over the high slopes of the...

AP Exclusive: Neglect ruins Marcos’ prized shoes

September 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Sept. 19, 2012, a branded high heel shoe, once worn by flamboyant former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos sits among equally-damaged shoes in a section of the National Museum in Manila, Philippine. Termites, storms and government...