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AP Interview: US women call Egypt captors ‘kind’

February 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 file photo, the shadow of Mount Sinai stretches across the valley at the foot of the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai peninsula some 240 miles southeast of Cairo, Egypt. Gunmen intercepted a tourist minivan and snatched two female American tourists at gunpoint, along [&hellip...

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2 dead in Egypt street clashes over soccer riot

February 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian protestors run from tear gas fired by security forces during clashes near the interior ministry in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Egyptian police fired tear gas Thursday at thousands of demonstrators outside the Interior Ministry...

Reforms in Myanmar may spark refugee return

February 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, young Karen refugees attend a class at a school inside Mae La refugee camp in Tha Song Yang district, Tak province northern Thailand. Surprisingly rapid reforms and cease-fires under way in Myanmar are opening the...

Egypt soccer fans rush field after game, 74 dead

February 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian fans rush into the field following Al-Ahly club soccer match against Al-Masry club at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Dozens of Egyptians were killed Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in Port Said, when...

US, allies urge UN action to end violence in Syria

February 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, winks at British Foreign Secretary William Hague after he addressed a Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at United Nations headquarters. Syrian troops...

Jury finds Afghan family guilty in honor killings

January 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Mohammad Shafia, centre, Tooba Yahya, right, and Hamed Shafia, left, arrive at the Frontenac County courthouse in Kingston, Ontario, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. A jury took 15 hours to find Shafia, 58, his wife Tooba Yahya, 42, and their son Hamed, 21, each guilty...

Private investors near deal on Greek debt

January 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos leaves Maximos Mansion after a meeting with Greek Prime minister Lucas Papademos, Charles Dallara and Jean Lemiere from the Institute of International Finance in Athens on Saturday Jan. 28 2012. Talks between Greece...

Cruise ship fuel removal stalled due to rough seas

January 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Italian firefighters approach the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. Costa Crociere SpA offered uninjured passengers €11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and the...

Despair, crackdowns breed more violence in Tibet

January 29, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this file photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, Tibetan Buddhist monks hold pictures of Tibetans they claim were allegedly shot by Chinese security forces earlier this week, during a candlelight vigil in Dharamsala, India. Three deadly clashes...

Cruise ship victims mull $14,460 compensation deal

January 28, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A view of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. Italian authorities have identified the bodies of three German passengers as divers kept up the search for those still missing from the Costa...