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Deadly smoke, lone blocked exit: 230 die in Brazil

January 27, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Relatives and friends mourn on the coffin containing the remains of a fire victim at a gymnasium where bodies were brought for identification in Santa Maria city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. A fast-moving fire roared through the crowded, windowless Kiss nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, within seconds filling [&hellip...

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Bangladesh probing if factory’s 1 exit was locked

January 27, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Bangladeshi garment worker Laiju stands inside the damaged Smart Export Garment Ltd. factory where a fire Saturday claimed the lives of seven of her female colleagues in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Bangladesh’s government has ordered an...

Fragile economy, other global woes dominated Davos

January 27, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Participants listen a panel session in the Congress Hall the last day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron) DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The fragile...

Hospital: 61 killed in Venezuela prison riot

January 26, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Relatives of inmates react outside the Uribana prison in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. A bloody riot erupted at the Uribana prison in the central Venezuelan city of Barquisimeto Friday when National Guard troops clashed with inmates....

Round 2 for Sloppy Joe’s bar, a Havana original

January 25, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Jose Rafa Malem, 59, walks into Sloppy Joe’s bar, where restoration work of the bar is ongoing, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Rafa’s father was a close friend of longtime bartender of Sloppy Joe’s, Fabio Delgado and would take Rafa...

Doubts raised about fairness of Delhi rape trial

January 25, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 file photo, Indian women shout slogans from top of a flag post during a protest against the gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus in New Delhi, India. In the court of public opinion, the men being tried in...

Envoy: SKorea’s Park open to dialogue with NKorea

January 24, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2012 file image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a banquet for rocket scientists in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea’s top governing body warned Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 that the regime will...

Big banks, under pressure, on defense at Davos

January 23, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

James Dimon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer JP Morgan Chase and Co, left, and Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors UBS, right, gestures during a panel session on the first day of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in...

Exit polls: Netanyahu narrowly wins Israel vote

January 22, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Supporters of the Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu celebrate in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party is predicted to have the largest faction in a hotly contested parliamentary...

As Israelis vote, peace seems distant

January 21, 2013 • World NewsComments (0)

Israelis wait for transportation under election campaign billboards of Israeli Prime Minister and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Israel’s Labor party candidate Shelly Yachimovichin, in the central Israeli city of Ramat gan, Monday,...