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Israeli draft pits secular Jews vs. ultra-Orthodox

July 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Monday, July 2, 2012 Israeli soldiers pray next to the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City. Deep in the heart of Mea Shearim, a Jerusalem bastion of hardline ultra-Orthodox Jews, hundreds of bearded young men in black suits have their noses burrowed into books, immersed in [&hellip...

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Elite counterdrug units proposed for Mexico

July 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this June 14, 2012 file photo, then presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, right, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, greets retired Colombian Gen. Oscar Naranjo during a press conference in Mexico City. Naranjo, who was named top...

Tensions in Libya ahead of first post-Gadhafi vote

July 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An electoral official prepares a polling station for the National Assembly election in Tripoli, Libya, Friday, July 6, 2012. The Libyan National Assembly elections will take place on July 7, 2012 and will be the first free elections since 1969. (AP Photo/Manu...

US, allies press Assad as top Syrian general flees

July 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2002 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, with Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass, right, and Hassan Turkmany, Chief of Staff, visit the tomb of the unknown soldier, in Damascus, on the occasion of the 29th...

Art historians claim to find new Caravaggio works

July 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 file photo visitors admire the portrait of Caravaggio by an unknown painter during the presentation to journalists of an exhibit dedicated to the Lombard painter titled: “Caravaggio in Rome”, in Rome....

New tests revive debate over Arafat death

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2002 file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat talks to the media during a press conference at his headquarters, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Yasser Arafat’s body may be exhumed to allow for more testing of the...

Student murder stokes fears of Egypt's Islamists

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian boys hold posters of Ahmed Hussein Eid who was fatally stabbed by three bearded men during his funeral procession in the city of Suez, Egypt, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The murder of a university student by suspected militants as his girlfriend looked...

Vatican gets report card on financial transparency

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Pope Benedict XVI waves during an audience to newly appointed archbishops, the day after they received the pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, at the Paul VI hall, Vatican, Saturday, June 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) VATICAN...

Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

British physicist Peter Higgs arrives for a press conference about the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The head of the...

Accusations grow of vote-buying in Mexico election

July 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman shows her pre-paid gift card while waiting in line at a Soriana supermarket in Mexico City, Tuesday July 3, 2012. Many of the people at the supermarket say they went to redeem pre-paid gift cards they said were given them by the party that won...