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Strong Costa Rica quake causes panic, minor damage

September 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A wall at the University of Costa Rica’s school of electrical engineering is damaged after an earthquake in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. A powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake shook Costa Rica and a wide swath of Central America on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Thomas Dooley) CANGREJAL, Costa Rica (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake...

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Quebec separatist party may return to power

September 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Voters make their way to cast their ballots in L’Assomption, Quebec, Canada, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Voters in Quebec weighed returning a separatist party to power as polls opened Tuesday in the French-speaking province, which could edge toward...

Colombia’s ‘Queen of Cocaine’ shot to death

September 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated Florida Department of Corrections booking mug shows Griselda Blanco. Blanco, a convicted drug trafficker who was once known as the “Godmother” and the “Queen of Cocaine,” has been shot to death by an unidentified gunman,...

Red Bull heir arrested in deadly Thai hit-and-run

September 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, a grandson of late Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhaya, is taken by a plain-clothes police officer for investigation Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Vorayuth, believed to be in his late 20s, is suspected of driving a Ferrari...

Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

September 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 file photo, Rev. Sun Myung Moon speaks during a mass wedding ceremony arranged by the church at Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea. Rev. Moon, self-proclaimed messiah who founded the Unification Church, has...

New UN Syria envoy puts pressure on regime

September 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from video and accessed Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, a Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon at a Syrian Army position through a hole in an empty and destroyed home during fighting in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian troops bombarded the northern city...

Karzai moves to replace Afghan security chiefs

August 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this July 17, 2012 file photo, Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. officials have settled on two main explanations for why Afghan security forces are turning their guns on their Western partners: infiltration by...

'Spirit in Motion' gala opens London's Paralympics

August 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) LONDON (AP) — Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out “I...

SEAL's book shows bin Laden raid up close

August 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan. A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror...

Typhoon hits N. Korea, still reeling from floods

August 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Chinese fisherman wearing an orange life vest, center, is rescued by South Korean coast guard officers from a Chinese ship in Jeju, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. A powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday, while...