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Union threatens oil production shutdown in Nigeria

January 13, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Angry youths protest on the streets following the removal of a fuel subsidy by the government, in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. A union representing 20,000 oil and gas workers in Nigeria threatened Thursday it would shut down all production starting Sunday to take part in the crippling nationwide strike over spiraling fuel prices. [&hellip...

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Philippine Catholics gather despite terror warning

January 9, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Filipino devotee carries his daughter to be able to kiss the foot of a centuries-old wood image of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines on Sunday Jan. 8, 2010. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III...

Hot air balloon bursts into flames in NZ; 11 dead

January 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Bevan Lambess, an eyewitness to a hot air balloon tragedy, speaks in Carterton, north of the capital, Wellington, New Zealand, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. The hot air balloon crashed and killed all 11 people aboard near the rural New Zealand town some 94 miles...

Chile navy locates solo US sailor in South Pacific

January 5, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this Dec. 2011 handout photo released by Amada de Chile, U.S. sailor Thomas Louis Corogin is seen on deck of his boat days before sail, in the bay of Easter Island, Chile. The 84-year American making his seventh attempt to sail alone around the tip of...

Murder most foul on Queen Elizabeth’s estate

January 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This is a 1978 file photo of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham House in eastern England. British police are treating the discovery of a body on the queen’s Sandringham estate as murder. A woman’s body was found on...

South Korea says ‘new era’ possible for Koreas

January 3, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

People watch a TV screen reporting South Korean President Lee Myung-bak delivers New Year’s speech to the nation, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. South Korea’s president opened the door Monday to possible...

SKorea president warns NKorea against provocations

January 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak delivers a speech to the nation during his New Year’s speech at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. Lee opened the door Monday to possible nuclear talks with North Korea and...

NKorea vows to defend Kim Jong Un “unto death”

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, presides over a national memorial service for his late father Kim Jong Il at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. Flanking him are Kim Yong Nam,...

Chile detains Israeli tourist in major forest fire

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Israeli tourist Roter Singer, left, arrives at a court in Punta Arenas, Chile, Saturday Dec. 31, 2011. Officials say they have detained the 23-year-old on suspicion of causing a massive wildfire that has burned more than 42 square miles (11,000 hectares) in...

Mexico gang seen ramping up meth in Guatemala

January 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo released by the Mexican navy on Dec. 28, 2011, Navy marines stand guard in front of several barrels containing 120,000 kilograms of methylamine, a controlled substance used as a precursor to methamphetamine, that were inside several containers...