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Army sergeant charged in Afghan massacre

March 24, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sunday, March 11, 2012 file photo, Afghan men are seen in a bus with the body of a person who was allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged on Friday, March 23, 2012 with 17 [&hellip...

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Pope decries Mexico violence, urges change in Cuba

March 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People look at a banner that reads in Spanish “Itinerary” with an image of Pope Benedict XVI at the site of a campground set aside for pilgrims ahead of the pope’s arrival in Leon, Mexico, Friday March 23, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will arrive...

EU imposes sanctions on Assad's wife, relatives

March 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, left, talks with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, prior to the start of an EU Foreign Ministers council, at the European Council building in Brussels, Friday, March 23, 2012. Officials say that the EU foreign...

Official: No sign French suspect had al-Qaida ties

March 23, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather to pay repsects to the shooting victims of Mohamed Merah in Toulouse, France, Friday March 23, 2012. France’s prime minister fended off suggestions Friday that anti-terrorism authorities fell down on the job in monitoring a radical...

Chinese spies target Taiwan's US-made defenses

March 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 22, 2004 photo, Taiwanese soldiers stand in attention in front of a Patriot missile air defense system near the northern coastal town of Wanli, Taiwan. With the fourth Taiwanese in only 14 months known to have been picked up by authorities on...

French police press besieged gunman to surrender

March 22, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This undated and unlocated frame grab provided Wednesday, March 21, 2012, by French TV station France 2 shows the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days, Mohamed Merah. French police were preparing to storm an...

Villagers: Afghan slayings were act of retaliation

March 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Friday, March 16, 2012 photo, Ghulam Rasool, right, a tribal elder from the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, gestures to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a meeting at the presidential palace in Kabul. The motive for the March 11 shooting...

7.4 quake shakes Mexico, 100s of homes damaged

March 21, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People gather in front of an evacuated hospital after an earthquake was felt in Mexico City, Tuesday March 20, 2012. A strong, long earthquake with epicenter in Guerrero state shook central southern Mexico, swaying buildings in Mexico City and sending...

Sean Penn's Haiti work earns humanitarian prize

March 20, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 10, 2010 file photo, U.S. actor Sean Penn carries the belongings of a person displaced by the earthquake as people are relocated from the Petion ville Golf Club to a new camp, Corail-Cesselesse, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Penn is...

Former Mr. Universe turns 100 in India

March 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Indian body builder Manohar Aich attends to visitors in Kolkata, India, Sunday, March 18, 2012. Aich, who is only 4 foot 11 inches (150 centimeters) tall, won the Mr. Universe title in London way back in 1952. Happiness and a life without tensions are the key...