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Official: No sign French suspect had al-Qaida ties

March 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather to pay repsects to the shooting victims of Mohamed Merah in Toulouse, France, Friday March 23, 2012. France’s prime minister fended off suggestions Friday that anti-terrorism authorities fell down on the job in monitoring a radical Islamist who gunned down children, paratroopers and a rabbi in a wave of killings that revolted the...

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Chinese spies target Taiwan's US-made defenses

March 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 22, 2004 photo, Taiwanese soldiers stand in attention in front of a Patriot missile air defense system near the northern coastal town of Wanli, Taiwan. With the fourth Taiwanese in only 14 months known to have been picked up by authorities on...

French police press besieged gunman to surrender

March 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated and unlocated frame grab provided Wednesday, March 21, 2012, by French TV station France 2 shows the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days, Mohamed Merah. French police were preparing to storm an...

Villagers: Afghan slayings were act of retaliation

March 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, March 16, 2012 photo, Ghulam Rasool, right, a tribal elder from the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, gestures to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul. The motive for the March 11 shooting...

7.4 quake shakes Mexico, 100s of homes damaged

March 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather in front of an evacuated hospital after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Tuesday March 20, 2012. A strong, long earthquake with epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending...

Sean Penn's Haiti work earns humanitarian prize

March 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 2010 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn carries the belongings of a person displaced by the earthquake as people are relocated from the Petion ville Golf Club to a new camp, Corail-Cesselesse, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Penn is...

Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in India

March 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Indian body builder Manohar Aich attends to visitors in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 18, 2012. Aich, who is only 4 foot 11 inches (150 centimeters) tall, won the Mr. Universe title in London way back in 1952. Happiness and a life without tensions are the key...

Puerto Rico votes; GOP candidates battle elsewhere

March 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, shops for produce during a campaign stop on Saturday, March 17, 2012 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Conventional wisdom is that Republican...

Explosion near Syrian security building in Aleppo

March 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows a damaged building after a blast in Aleppo, Syria, Sunday, March 18, 2012. An explosion ripped through a residential neighborhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday and the state...

Chinese state TV targets McDonald's, Carrefour

March 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Chinese women walk past a McDonald’s sign in Beijing Friday, March 16, 2012. Chinese state television accused McDonald’s and French retrailer Carrefour Thursday of selling expired chicken products in separate incidents amid public anxiety in China...