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Top official dismisses concerns about Kim Jong Un

January 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 photo, North Korean pedestrians make their way along a street blanketed by snow in Pyongyang, North Korea. Daily life to the North Korean capital has begun to return to normal one month after late leader Kim Jong Il’s death. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A senior [&hellip...

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Missing raised to 29 in Italian cruise disaster

January 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Oil removal ships near the cruise ship Costa Concordia leaning on its side Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, after running aground near the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, last Friday night. The rescue operation was called off mid-afternoon Monday after the Costa...

SC rally marks MLK day with voting rights message

January 17, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Berean Pathfinders Club members walk past the crypts of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King, after presenting the colors at the annual commemorative service for the slain civil rights leader in Atlanta on...

Russian space probe crashes into Pacific

January 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, the Zenit-2SB rocket with the Phobos-Ground probe blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Some of the recent failures of Russian spacecraft may have been caused by hostile...

Nigeria labor says no agreement to end fuel strike

January 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man push cart with water at a market in Obalende Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Nigeria’s government will meet with labor unions in a last bid to halt a paralyzing national strike that now threatens oil production in Africa’s most...

Yemenis return to area run by Islamic militants

January 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Yemeni residents, who fled nearly eight months of fighting between the army and Islamists, return home in Zinjibar, Yemen, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Abdullah al-Sharafy) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 2,000 displaced Yemenis returned home Friday to a restive...

Peru court sentences Van der Sloot to 28 years

January 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A live image of Joran van der Sloot is seen on a monitor outside the court in the press room during the reading of his sentence at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Friday Jan. 13, 2012. The Peruvian court sentenced Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison for...

S&P cuts credit ratings for France, Italy, Spain

January 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos leaves the office of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, after their meeting with Charles Dallara, the head of the Institute of International Finance that represents Greece’s private bondholders in Athens on...

Union threatens oil production shutdown in Nigeria

January 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Angry youths protest on the streets following the removal of a fuel subsidy by the government, in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. A union representing 20,000 oil and gas workers in Nigeria threatened Thursday it would shut down all production...

Philippine Catholics gather despite terror warning

January 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Filipino devotee carries his daughter to be able to kiss the foot of a centuries-old wood image of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines on Sunday Jan. 8, 2010. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III...