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North Korea calls Kim Jong Un ‘supreme leader’

December 29, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from KRT video, Kim Jong Un, center, Kim Jong Il’s youngest son and successor, walks next to his father’s hearse during a funeral procession for the late North Korean leader in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/KRT via APTN) TV OUT, NORTH KOREA OUT PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) [&hellip...

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Veil of secrecy in North Korea for Kim funeral

December 28, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 by the Korea News Service, North Korean woman military personnel mourn the death of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in front...

Kim Jong Il’s heir meets with SKorean delegation

December 27, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

An anti-North Korea protester is detained by police officers after trying to block a rally by liberal civic group members demanding that the South Korean government allow civilians and private organizations to visit North Korea to make a call of condolence...

5 die of food poisoning at Mexican rehab center

December 27, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Relatives of recovering addicts stand outside of the Red Cross hospital in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday Dec. 26, 2011. Medical officials say five recovering drug addicts died and dozens of others were sickened by soy sausage served for Christmas...

Philippine floods death toll jumps to nearly 1,500

December 27, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Philippine army medic wearing a Santa hat prepares to examine a baby during a medical mission for flash flood victims at an evacuation center in Cagayan de Oro city, southern Philippines on Christmas day Sunday Dec. 25, 2011. Thousands of residents continue...

Christmas attacks in Nigeria by sect kill 39

December 26, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Onlookers gather around crater following a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. An explosion ripped through a Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria’s capital Sunday, killing at least 25...

Nigerian blasts mar pope’s Christmas peace appeal

December 26, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Pope Benedict XVI is helped by his aide Guido Marini as he arrives for his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the City and to the World) speech from the central loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. Benedict XVI called for...

NKorean heir’s uncle plays key role

December 25, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A North Korean mourner receives hot drinks at a tent set up for people braving the cold to gather and pay their respects around a portrait if the late leader Kim Jong Il, at the April 25 People’s Army House of Culture in Pyongyang, North Korea on...

Pope laments Christmas consumerism, glitter

December 25, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Faithful gather in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican after the unveiling of the nativity scene, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, kicking off a busy two weeks of public appearances that will test...

Palace says Prince Philip given heart stent

December 24, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

File – President Barack Obama, center, and Britain’s Prince Philip, right, walk to view the Guard of Honor of the Scots Guard during an official arrival ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London, in this Tuesday, May 24, 2011 file photo. Queen...