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NKorea vows to defend Kim Jong Un “unto death”

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, presides over a national memorial service for his late father Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. Flanking him are Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, [&hellip...

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Chile detains Israeli tourist in major forest fire

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Israeli tourist Roter Singer, left, arrives at a court in Punta Arenas, Chile, Saturday Dec. 31, 2011. Officials say they have detained the 23-year-old on suspicion of causing a massive wildfire that has burned more than 42 square miles (11,000 hectares) in...

Mexico gang seen ramping up meth in Guatemala

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Mexican navy on Dec. 28, 2011, Navy marines stand guard in front of several barrels containing 120,000 kilograms of methylamine, a controlled substance used as a precursor to methamphetamine, that were inside several containers...

Iran backs off threat to close Strait of Hormuz

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Iranian navy speed boats attend a drill in the sea of Oman, on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Iran’s navy chief has reiterated for a second time in less than a week that his country can easily close the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian...

North Korea names Kim Jong Un Supreme Commander

December 31, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, a commemorative postage stamp featuring late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is shown. The words on the top read...

Deaths in Somalia underscore risks MSF endures

December 31, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this handout photo released by Doctors Without Borders, an undated photo of Belgian aid worker Philippe Havet is shown. The deaths in Mogadishu of Philippe Havet, 53, from Belgium, and Andrias Karel Keiluhu, 44, from Indonesia, on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011...

NKorea vows no change despite new leadership

December 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Travelers at Seoul train station watch footage of North Korea’s next leader Kim Jong Un during a memorial for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on LCD screens Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. North Korea on Thursday held the memorial...

Turkey: Strikes kill 35 people mistaken for rebels

December 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

People look at bodies lying on the ground after Turkey’s air force attacked suspected Kurdish rebel targets across the border in Iraq, killing at least 35 people, many of them believed to be smugglers mistaken for guerrillas, near the Turkish village of...

North Korea calls Kim Jong Un ‘supreme leader’

December 29, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from KRT video, Kim Jong Un, center, Kim Jong Il’s youngest son and successor, walks next to his father’s hearse during a funeral procession for the late North Korean leader in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011....

Veil of secrecy in North Korea for Kim funeral

December 28, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 by the Korea News Service, North Korean woman military personnel mourn the death of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in front...