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9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing

May 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Toronto Star reporter Michelle Shephard, right, informs other media of her witness as a member of the pool media, to the proceedings during the morning session of the arraignment of self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants, on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, in Cuba. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald,...

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Egypt military detains hundreds following violence

May 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, right, the head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), greets mourners at a military funeral for Cpl. Samir Anwar Ismail, a commando killed in clashes with protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May...

Sept. 11 trial of 5 returns to Guantanamo

May 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 13, 2009 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, the sun rises over the Guantanamo detention facility at dawn, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. In a speech Thursday, President Barack Obama defended his plans to close the...

Activist’s fate deepens US-China suspicions

May 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Chinese police officers watch over journalists outside the hospital where blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is recuperating in Beijing, China, Thursday, May 3, 2012. U.S. officials said Thursday they are still trying to help Chen who says he fears for...

Clinton urges China to protect human rights

May 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the US Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng makes a phone call as he is accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in a car on the way to a hospital in Beijing Wednesday May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/US Embassy...

Running blind: Chinese activist's dramatic escape

May 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated photo provided by the China Aid Association is said to show a guard expelling visitors from the home of blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangchen in Shandong Province, China. Chen, a well-known dissident who angered authorities in rural China...

Support from locals seen as key to capturing Kony

April 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Friday, April 27, 2012, a child walks past huts at a former camp for displaced persons most of whom have now returned to their villages, in Bobi, near Gulu, Uganda. Some locals in Gulu have other concerns that complicate the military...

US special forces help in hunt for warlord Kony

April 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Children by the side of the road cheer as a convoy of troops from the Central African Republic, Uganda, U.S. Army special forces, and media, drives through Obo, Central African Republic, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Obo was the first place in the Central African...

Austria: Ex-Libya oil chief found dead in river

April 30, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – Libyan former oil chief Shukri Ghanem talks with reporters in Rome, in this Wednesday, June 1, 2011 file photo. Austrian police say Ghanem was found dead Sunday April 29 2012 in Vienna’s Danube river. Police spokesman Roman Hahslinger said...

Sanctions lifting could revive Myanmar industry

April 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Saturday, April 21, 2012, young laborers work at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. On Monday, April 23, 2012, the European Union confirmed it was suspending most of its sanctions against Myanmar to reward the country’s recent...