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Now to Rio, full of Olympic 2016 jitters

August 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This June 11, 2012 file photo shows a general view of the Maracana soccer stadium undergoing renovations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Olympic flame goes out in London on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, and all eyes turn to Rio, which in 2016 will become the first South American city to host the [&hellip...

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Egypt's president seizes powers back from military

August 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATIVE CROP – Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi swears in newly-appointed vice president, a former senior judge, Mahmoud Mekki, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012. Egypt’s Islamist president ordered his defense minister...

Residents describe terror of Iran quake, 250 die

August 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Medics tend a woman who was injured in an earthquake in the city of Ahar in northwestern Iran, on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012. A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province in northwestern Iran on Saturday, state...

Spain: Model plane video evidence of terror plot

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police reverse the car carrying one of the two Russian Islamist terror suspects (out of view) to the National Court, as confirmed by court officials in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Spanish police arrested three suspected members of al-Qaida who they...

National pride runs through Olympics, now as ever

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 photo, marathon runner Guor Marial, who is stateless, appears during a news conference at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Marial, from South Sudan, will compete in the marathon under the Olympic flag. (AP Photo/Darron...

Bolt anchors Jamaica to relay record for 3rd gold

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt leads United States’ Ryan Bailey to win the men’s 4 x 100-meter relay final during the athletics in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in London. Jamaica set a new world record...

Rebels carve out large enclave in north Syria

August 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 file photograph, Syrians check the damage of a destroyed school after it was hit by an air strike killing six Syrians in town of Tal Rifat on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria. In recent months, Syria’s...

Chavez: American man detained in Venezuela

August 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by Miraflores Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez speaks during a visit to a housing complex at Catia la Mar, Venezuela, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Chavez says Venezuelan security forces have arrested a U.S. citizen and...

Heavy rain as Ernesto makes landfall in Mexico

August 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man walks past the roofs of beach stalls that were blown by high winds in Veracruz, Mexico, Thursday Aug. 9, 2012. Tropical Storm Ernesto headed into Mexico’s southern Gulf coast as authorities in the flood-prone region prepared shelters, army troops...

Bolt 1st with 2 golds in 200; leads Jamaican sweep

August 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, center, kisses his gold medal as he stands alongside silver medallist Yohan Blake of Jamaica, right, and bronze medallist Warren Weir of Jamaica during the medal ceremony for the men’s 200-meter during the athletics in the...