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Turkish Internet restrictions raise more concerns

February 6, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this picture taken late Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, Oktay Vural, a leading deputy from the opposition Nationalist Action Party, MHP, holds up a placard during a parliamentary debate in Ankara, Turkey, shortly before Turkey’s Parliament approved legislation that would tighten government controls over the Internet. Legislators approved measures which...

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Survivor story highlights Mexico’s fishing methods

February 5, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Maria Alvarenga, holding a photograph of her son Jose Salvador Alvarenga, put her hand over her mouth during an interview inside her home, in the village of Garita Palmera, El Salvador, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The account of her son’s survival after more...

Shaun White nixes Olympic slopestyle

February 5, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2012, file photo, Shaun White smiles during a television interview in Breckenridge, Colo. White on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 said that he is pulling out of the Olympic slopestyle contest to focus solely on winning a third straight...

Asian shares higher on modest rebound in Japan

February 4, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Investor studies share prices during the morning trading at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Weakness in U.S. and Chinese manufacturing sent Asian stock markets sharply lower Tuesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)...

Putin strokes leopard, wins IOC support

February 4, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, greets International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach at an event welcoming IOC members ahead of the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics at the Rus Hotel, in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP...

Sea survivor’s Salvadoran family thought he died

February 4, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Fatima Alvarenga, the daughter of Jose Salvador Alvarenga, poses for a portrait holding a photograph of herself held by her father when she was a baby, at her family’s home in the village of Garita Palmera, El Salvador, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. The...

Ukrainian president to end sick leave Monday

February 2, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Anti-government protesters take part in a rally in central Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. Protesters seeking Yanukovych’s resignation held one of their largest gatherings in recent weeks on Sunday, with about 30,000 people assembling at the main...

Death toll rises to 16 from Indonesia volcano

February 1, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption in Namantaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The rumbling volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas, killing a number people and...

Activists: Syrian forces launch new Aleppo strikes

February 1, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center (AMC), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrians inspect the rubble of destroyed buildings following a Syrian...

Paraguay phases out horse-drawn junk wagons

February 1, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this July 9, 2013 photo, a youth crosses a flooded road with a horse-drawn cart as a motorcyclist follows behind in the Santa Ana neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. The city is phasing out the horse-drawn carts used by people who collect recyclable...