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Mali's parliamentary head returns from exile

April 8, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Dioncounda Traore, left, Mali’s parliamentary head who was forced into exile after last month’s coup, sits with junta representatives including spokesman Lt. Amadou Konare, third right, in Bamako, Mali Saturday, April 7, 2012. Traore’s return comes after coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo signed an accord late Friday, agreeing to return...

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Syrian refugees flee violence, talk of mass graves

April 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

This citizen journalist image obtained by the Associated Press on Friday, April 6, 2012, shows a mass burial of people allegedly killed in recent shelling in Taftanaz, Syria. (AP Photo) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE,...

APNewsBreak: Mali's coup leader to return power

April 7, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo, right, shakes hands with Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibrill Bassole, after signing an accord agreeing to return the country to constitutional rule, in Sanogo’s office at junta headquarters in Kati, outside...

UN chief warns Syria crisis is getting worse

April 6, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Syrian man wounded by the government troops gets treated in a Damascus neighborhood, Syria, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. A Syrian government official said Tuesday that the troops have begun withdrawing from some cities and are returning to their bases. (AP...

Europe's central bank looks in vain for growth

April 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – The March 7, 2012 file photo shows a shovel and a jackhammer stand near the Euro sculpture in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. Europe is searching for a growth motor. Unemployment and manufacturing figures on Monday,...

APNewsBreak: Syrian troops start pullout

April 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

An injured man gets treated in a Damascus neighborhood, Syria, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. A Syrian government official says troops have begun withdrawing from some cities and are returning to their bases. (AP Photo) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops began pulling...

Mali Coup leader stays put, despite sanctions

April 4, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A soldier wears a button bearing the image of coup leader Capt. Amadou Haya Sanogo with the words ‘President, CNRDRE,’ the French acronym by which the ruling junta is known, as he stands guard at junta headquarters in Kati, outside Bamako, Mali...

Myanmar's Suu Kyi reported winning historic vote

April 2, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A Myanmar newspaper hawker sells newspapers at a traffic signal a day after landmark by-elections in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, April 2, 2012. Myanmar’s opposition icon Aung San Suu Kyi, 66, was elected to parliament Sunday in a historic victory buffeted...

Bombs in southern Thailand kill 14, injure 340

April 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Thai fire fighters and soldiers walk at the site of the car bomb attack in Yala province, southern Thailand Saturday, March 31, 2012. Suspected Muslim insurgents set off coordinated bomb blasts as shoppers gathered for lunch Saturday in a busy hub of...

World landmarks dimmed for Earth Hour

April 1, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A child lights a candle during a ceremony to mark Earth Hour at Palace Square in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, March 31, 2012. Earth Hour takes place worldwide at 8.30 p.m. local times and is a global call to turn off lights for 60 minutes in a bid to...