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'Spirit in Motion' gala opens London's Paralympics

August 30, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

British physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) LONDON (AP) — Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out “I am what I am,” and Britain’s first Paralympic gold medalist lit the cauldron to open the...

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SEAL's book shows bin Laden raid up close

August 30, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in Afghanistan. A firsthand account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror...

Typhoon hits N. Korea, still reeling from floods

August 29, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

A Chinese fisherman wearing an orange life vest, center, is rescued by South Korean coast guard officers from a Chinese ship in Jeju, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. A powerful typhoon pounded South Korea with strong winds and heavy rain Tuesday, while...

Argentine couple wins world tango competition

August 28, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Argentina’s dancer Cristian Lopez is seen reflected in a mirror as he combs his hair before competing in the 2012 Tango Dance World Cup salon finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. Couples from around the world competed in the finals...

2 Chinese ships hit by typhoon; 4 dead, 12 missing

August 28, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

A Chinese fishing boat navigates through rough waves caused by Typhoon Bolaven in waters off Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ho-cheon) KOREA OUT SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s coast guard...

Survivors: strong gas odor before Venezuela blast

August 27, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Flames rise after an explosion in the Amuay refinery near Punto Fijo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Venezuelans who live next to the country’s biggest oil refinery said they smelled a strong odor of sulfur hours before a gas leak ignited in an...

Hispaniola death toll from Isaac climbs to 10

August 27, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo released by the U.N. mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, a woman swims through flood waters in a low lying area affected by Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti’s southern...

10 Afghan soldiers killed in checkpoint attack

August 27, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE — In this Sunday Aug. 5, 2012 file photo, a Pakistani Taliban militant holds a rocket-propelled grenade at the Taliban stronghold of Shawal, in Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, Pakistan. Pakistani officials said Saturday that it is...

Powerful typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa island

August 27, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

High waves pound seawall in Yonabarucho, Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, 2012. Residents were being told to stay indoors and warned wind gusts from the strongest typhoon to approach Okinawa in several years could overturn cars...

Hamas scales back hopes of open Egypt border

August 26, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 photo, Palestinian Hamas border guards patrol the Egyptian Gaza border while an Egyptian bulldozer works on the demolition of a smuggling tunnel, as seen from Rafah, southern Gaza Strip. Hamas had hoped the Islamists who took...