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Failed launch is setback for NKorea's new leader

April 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

North Koreans wave flowers at an unveiling ceremony for statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea’s much-touted satellite launch ended in a nearly $1 billion failure, bringing humiliation to the country’s new...

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UN to vote Saturday on observers for Syria

April 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Thursday, April 12, 2012, purports to show a Syrian military armored vehicle in Idlib, Syria. Syrian forces halted attacks on opposition strongholds Thursday in line with a...

NKorea's Kim solidifies power with top party posts

April 12, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A North Korean man looks down from a balcony at North Korea’s space agency’s General Launch Command Center on the outskirts of Pyongyang Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Engineers are pumping fuel into a rocket that is set to carry a satellite into...

Rocket in position at launch pad in North Korea

April 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

North Korea’s Unha-3 rocket, slated for liftoff between April 12-16, stands at Sohae Satellite Station in Tongchang-ri, North Korea on Sunday April 8, 2012. North Korean space officials have moved a long-range rocket into position for this week’s...

Pope marks Easter with call for Syria violence end

April 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Zora Orness, left, was among hundreds of people who turned out Sunday morning to attend the 38th Annual Easter Sunrise Service on Okaloosa Island near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Sunday, April 8, 2012. The annual event is hosted by four area Lutheran churches...

Mr Gay World comes to Africa

April 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Namibia’s Wendelinus Hamutenya, left, and Brendan van Rhyn, known as Cathy Specific, participate in the grand finale of the Mr. Gay World 2012 competition in Johannesburg, Sunday, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — After Mr....

Egypt's Brotherhood picks alternate candidate

April 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Egyptian protesters chant slogans holding posters of presidential candidate, Hazem Abu Ismail, with Arabic writing reads, ” Hazem Abu Ismail is the President of the Republic. Respectable Country, protected people.”, during a rally in Tahrir Square...

Mali's parliamentary head returns from exile

April 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Dioncounda Traore, left, Mali’s parliamentary head who was forced into exile after last month’s coup, sits with junta representatives including spokesman Lt. Amadou Konare, third right, in Bamako, Mali Saturday, April 7, 2012. Traore’s...

Syrian refugees flee violence, talk of mass graves

April 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This citizen journalist image obtained by the Associated Press on Friday, April 6, 2012, shows a mass burial of people allegedly killed in recent shelling in Taftanaz, Syria. (AP Photo) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE,...

APNewsBreak: Mali's coup leader to return power

April 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, right, shakes hands with Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibrill Bassole, after signing an accord agreeing to return the country to constitutional rule, in Sanogo’s office at junta headquarters in Kati, outside...