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Suicide bomber kills 23 at Afghan wedding

July 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An Afghan man who was wounded in a suicide attack lies in a hospital in Samangan province north of Kabul Afghanistan, Saturday, July, 14, 2012. A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 23 people including a prominent warlord-turned-politician and three Afghan security force officials, in [&hellip...

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UN blames regime forces for Syria massacre

July 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video Friday, July 13, 2012 purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government...

Arrrgh: It's a bad news day for London's Olympics

July 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An aerial view shows the construction of the Olympic Beach Volleyball arena, on Horseguards Parade, in London, Thursday July 12, 2012. The opening ceremony for the London Olympics is July 27. (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO...

UN envoy says Syria president discusses transition

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, foreground center back to camera, meets with a delegation headed by a leader of the Syrian National Council (SNC), Abdulbaset Sieda, second right facing, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha...

Opposition: Syria's Iraq ambassador has defected

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sept. 16, 2008 file photo provided by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Nawaf Fares, left, is sworn in as Syria’s first ambassador to Iraq in 26 years before Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, and Syrian Foreign Minister...

Ranch becomes focus for Russian adoption outrage

July 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This Jan. 31, 2012 photo shows Ranch For Kids Project founder Joyce Sterkel in Eureka, Mont. Russian children rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov claims the Ranch For Kids is a place for American parents to cast off their adopted children, and that the children...

Inmates in Brazilian jail cycle to freedom

July 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, July 6, 2012, Ronaldo da Silva, left, and fellow inmates pedal stationary bikes to charge car batteries at a prison in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. An innovative program allows inmates at this medium-security prison to shave days...

Scientists to protect rare snake in St. Lucia

July 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated picture released by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, shows a Saint Lucia racer snake at an undisclosed location in St. Lucia. At least 11 St. Lucia racers were spotted and tagged by a group of international...

UN envoy seeks Iranian help on Syrian crisis

July 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows United Nations-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Anan, left, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 9, 2012. International envoy Annan raised hopes...

New crisis looms in Egypt over legislature's fate

July 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image released by the Egyptian President, an Egyptian military officer salutes President Mohammed Morsi, third from right, as he sits with Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, center, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, fourth right, Army Chief of Staff Gen....