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Both Koreas suffering worst drought in a century

June 27, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, second from left, waters a dried-up rice paddy while inspecting farmland hit by months of drought in Hwaseong, South Korea, Tuesday, June 26, 2012. South Korean officials reported the worst drought in more than a century in some areas after nearly two months without significant rainfall, raising worries about...

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3 policemen shot to death at Mexico City airport

June 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An airport police officer cordons off the scene where a shooting took place in Mexico City’s international airport on Monday, June 25, 2012. Two people were shot to death and one was wounded at one of the airport’s terminal and according to the...

Ousted leader hopes to regain power in Paraguay

June 26, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Ousted Paraguay’s President Fernando Lugo speaks during a press conference, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Monday, June 25, 2012. Lugo said Monday that he is aiming to return to power, rallying allies at home and abroad to force congress to reverse a landslide...

Mexico front-runner draws crowds, protests

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Students of the #YoSoy132 or “I am 132″ movement march in Mexico City, Sunday, June 24, 2012. #YoSoy132 is the name of a university movement that rejects the possible return of the old ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) ahead of...

Officials: 1 feared dead in Canada roof collapse

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman checks out the damage after a roof collapsed at the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Saturday, June 23, 2012. The partial collapse prompted a local state of emergency and a search for anyone who might have been injured in the cave-in. (AP...

Paraguay's ousted president goes on the offensive

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Paraguay’s former President Fernando Lugo talks through the “open microphone” of the Public Television, surrounded by reporters and followers in downtown Asuncion, Paraguay, in the early hours of Sunday, June 24, 2012. Lugo spoke in a pre-dawn...

Striking Bolivian police reject accord

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police demanding higher wages burn documents outside a police internal affairs building, in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, June 22, 2012. Protesters were demanding salaries on par with soldiers and a pension equal to 100 percent of their salaries. Bolivian police...

Grenade attack kills 1 near Kenyan coast city

June 25, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Some of those who sustained injuries from an explosion at a bar in the Mishomoroni district of Mombasa, which police at the scene said was a grenade attack, are treated at the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya late Sunday, June 24, 2012. The explosion...

Paraguay leader tries to quell diplomatic fallout

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Soldiers from the presidential guard sweep the entrance of the presidential palace ahead of a news conference by Paraguay’s new President Federico Franco in Asuncion, Paraguay, Saturday, June 23, 2012. Paraguay’s newly sworn in president is...

Hamas threatens to escalate attacks on Israel

June 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A member of the Hamas security forces inspects the damage to a Hamas security building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, early Saturday, June 23, 2012. A Gaza health official reported that at least one militant was killed and more than a dozen...