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Syria’s Assad warns West against intervention

October 31, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad smiles as he shakes hands with Venesuela’s President Hugo Chafez, not seen, at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned that a western intervention in Syria will lead to an “earthquake” that “would burn the...

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Qantas Airways grounds global fleet due to strikes

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Stranded passenger Erwin Lee, left, feeds his son Casey at the Qantas Airways counter in Hong Kong International Airport Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 as their flight to Sydney was cancelled. Qantas Airways grounded its global fleet indefinitely Saturday imposing...

Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire, 10 killed

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

An Israeli woman is evacuated after she was injured in rocket attack in Ashdod, southern Israel, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. Israeli aircraft struck at Palestinian militants on Saturday who responded with a volley of rockets which rained on southern Israeli...

Attack on NATO convoy kills 17 in Afghanistan

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan national army soldier holds his rifle while seen at the site of a suicide car bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. A suicide car bomber struck a NATO convoy on the outskirts of Kabul on Saturday, causing casualties among the NATO...

Bangkok flood defenses hold off peak coastal tides

October 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Thai residents walk along a flooded area at the Phothisathan Mokholthan temple beside the swollen Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011. The complex network of flood defenses erected to shield Thailand’s capital from the...

Cameras stream Canadian polar bear migration

October 28, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

This Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 photo taken from a live webcam and released by Explore.com shows a polar bear in the remote wilds of the Canadian tundra streamed live to computers around the world through a new program that aims to document in real time the...

Mideast envoys make no breakthroughs

October 27, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 28, 2010 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Cypriot foreign minister Marcos Kyprianou, unseen, at Foreign house in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Lieberman...

Grand plan to solve euro crisis in doubt

October 26, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A European flag flies near the glass dome of the Reichtag building, which hosts the German parliament Bundestag in Berlin on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face a voting about the European Financial Stability Fund on Wednesday....

Libyan leader seeks to calm West on Sharia fears

October 25, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Libyan Transitional National Council chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, center, receives a Libyan flag amid Libyan veterans after a press conference in Benghazi, Libya, Monday Oct. 24, 2011. Libya’s transitional leader has ordered an investigation into the...

UK lawmakers defy gov’t over Europe

October 25, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from television, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, standing at left, addresses the House of Commons at the start of the debate on the vote for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, in London Monday...