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Birthday turns into memorial for NKorean leader

February 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

North Korean children perform in a mass synchronized swimming show in Pyongyang, North Korea Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 to celebrate the birthday of the late leader Kim Jong Il who would have turned 70 on Feb. 16, 2012. The girls swam to the song “We Are Flower Buds and Butterflies”. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) PYONGYANG, North [&hellip...

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Israel blames Iran for series of Bangkok blasts

February 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Police officers help tie up an Israeli diplomat’s car that was damaged in an explosion to be pulled away by a crane to the Delhi Police’ anti-terrorist cell in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Indian investigators were searching Tuesday...

Venezuela's opposition picks Chavez's challenger

February 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this image released by Miraflores Presidential Press Office, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, center, waves to supporters upon his arrival to the youth day celebrations in La Victoria, Aragua state, Venezuela, Sunday Feb. 12, 2012. (AP...

Bahrain security tight before uprising anniversary

February 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A masked Bahraini anti-government protester carries Molotov cocktails while heading toward approaching riot police, unseen, entering the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain, while residents were marching and shouting slogans against the government Saturday,...

Greece passes new austerity deal amid rioting

February 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters pass by a burning cinema in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures...

Arab League wants UN peacekeepers in Syria

February 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

The Arab League Syria group meets in Cairo, Egypt Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. The Arab League is considering a proposal Sunday to revive its suspended observer mission in Syria by expanding it to include monitors from non-Arab, Muslim nations and the United...

Syria says suicide bombers kill 28 in Aleppo

February 11, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, covered dead bodies are seen in front of a Syrian military intelligence building at a security compound which was attacked by an explosion, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria, on Friday Feb....

Report says 2 Tibetans killed by security forces

February 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, Tibetans gather on the side of a main street in Nangqian county, China’s Qinghai province. Another Tibetan has set himself on fire in western China to protest government policies while thousands marched in...

Euro ministers cold on deal to bail out Greece

February 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A woman passes next to a beggar in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Greece has reached a tentative agreement on new austerity cuts demanded by creditors to release a euro130 billion ($173 billion) bailout, hours before...

Greek bailout talks hit snag over pension cuts

February 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Prime Minister Loukas Papademos enters the meeting room at Maximos mansion in Athens on Wednesday Feb.8, 2012. After three days of delays, Greek coalition leaders began crucial debt talks Wednesday with the prime minister to review a draft deal on steep...