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US, allies press Assad as top Syrian general flees

July 7, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2002 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, with Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass, right, and Hassan Turkmany, Chief of Staff, visit the tomb of the unknown soldier, in Damascus, on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of their Liberation War, when Syria and Egypt launched surprise attacks against [&hellip...

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Art historians claim to find new Caravaggio works

July 6, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 file photo visitors admire the portrait of Caravaggio by an unknown painter during the presentation to journalists of an exhibit dedicated to the Lombard painter titled: “Caravaggio in Rome”, in Rome....

New tests revive debate over Arafat death

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2002 file photo, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat talks to the media during a press conference at his headquarters, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Yasser Arafat’s body may be exhumed to allow for more testing of the...

Student murder stokes fears of Egypt's Islamists

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Egyptian boys hold posters of Ahmed Hussein Eid who was fatally stabbed by three bearded men during his funeral procession in the city of Suez, Egypt, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The murder of a university student by suspected militants as his girlfriend looked...

Vatican gets report card on financial transparency

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Pope Benedict XVI waves during an audience to newly appointed archbishops, the day after they received the pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing their bond to the pope, at the Paul VI hall, Vatican, Saturday, June 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca) VATICAN...

Eureka! Physicists celebrate evidence of particle

July 5, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

British physicist Peter Higgs arrives for a press conference about the latest update in the search for the Higgs boson at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Meyrin near Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The head of the...

Accusations grow of vote-buying in Mexico election

July 4, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman shows her pre-paid gift card while waiting in line at a Soriana supermarket in Mexico City, Tuesday July 3, 2012. Many of the people at the supermarket say they went to redeem pre-paid gift cards they said were given them by the party that won...

Syrian opposition makes new push to unite

July 3, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

In this image made from amateur video released by the Ugarit News and accessed Monday, July 2, 2012, black smoke leaps the air from shelling near a mosque in Talbiseh, the central province of Homs, Syria. The head of the Arab League urged Syria’s exiled...

Mexico's next president faces uphill fight

July 3, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

Surrounded by unidentified members of his coalition, Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), second from left, speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Mexico City, Monday, July 2, 2012. After...

APNewsBreak: Evidence of 'God particle' found

July 3, 2012 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 20, 2011 file photo, a physicist explains the ATLAS experiment on a board at the European Center for Nuclear Research, CERN, outside Geneva, Switzerland. The illustration shows what the long-presumed Higgs boson particle is thought to...