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China urges better safety after school bus deaths

December 14, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

People look at the accident site of a school bus which veered into a water-filled ditch, in Feng county in east China’s Jiangsu province, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. The school bus taking primary students home slipped off a country road into an irrigation ditch, killing 15 children and highlighting continuing safety problems in the country’s...

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Attack in Belgian city leaves 5 dead, 122 wounded

December 14, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Police officers record the scene as a covered body is seen between two police vans, after an incident in Liege, Belgium, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. It is reported that an unidentified man threw up to four live hand grenades at a bus stop, killing the man and...

Many indifferent as Noriega returns to Panama cell

December 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Panama’s ex-dictator Manuel Noriega, left, gestures while being carried in a wheelchair by police officers inside El Renacer prison in the outskirts of Panama City, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. Noriega returned home Sunday concluding his extradition from...

NJ Nets owner challenges Putin for presidency

December 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Supporters of Vladimir Putin’s United Russia’s party gather at Manezhnaya Square, just outside the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, to rally in support of the results of Dec. 4 parliamentary election. The pro-Kremlin gathering...

Climate conference approves landmark deal

December 11, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. lead negotiator Todd Stern, right, walk out of the negotiation room as the climate change summit nears it’s end in the city of Durban, South Africa, Saturday, Dec 10, 2011. Some ministers and top climate negotiators left Durban without an agreement...

Germany, France scale back ambitions of summit

December 8, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, front, walks out as France’s Finance Minister Francois Baroin, seen background, after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is touring...

Dominican-Haitian activist Sonia Pierre dies at 48

December 5, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, Dominican-born human rights activist Sonia Pierre poses for a photo at her parents house at the Batey Lecheria near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pierre, who bravely fought discrimination against poor...

Ultraconservative party to push for Islamic Egypt

December 4, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters carry symbolic coffins honoring those killed in recent clashes with security forces during a rally in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Islamists appear to have taken a strong majority of seats in the first round of...

Clinton tests reforms on historic visit to Myanmar

December 1, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Myanmar motorcycle taxi driver waits for customers outside a food market in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived Wednesday in the capital of Naypyidaw on the first trip by a U.S. secretary of...

Greece gets $10.7 billion but rescue plan stalls

November 30, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, right, puts his arm around Spain’s Finance Minister Elena Salgado during a round table meeting of the eurogroup at the EU Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The 17 finance...