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Russian space probe crashes into Pacific

January 16, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, the Zenit-2SB rocket with the Phobos-Ground probe blasts off from its launch pad at the Cosmodrome Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Some of the recent failures of Russian spacecraft may have been caused by hostile interference, Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said. Popovkin made the comment when asked about...

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Nigeria labor says no agreement to end fuel strike

January 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A man push cart with water at a market in Obalende Lagos, Nigeria, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Nigeria’s government will meet with labor unions in a last bid to halt a paralyzing national strike that now threatens oil production in Africa’s most...

Yemenis return to area run by Islamic militants

January 15, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Yemeni residents, who fled nearly eight months of fighting between the army and Islamists, return home in Zinjibar, Yemen, Jan. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Abdullah al-Sharafy) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least 2,000 displaced Yemenis returned home Friday to a restive...

Peru court sentences Van der Sloot to 28 years

January 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

A live image of Joran van der Sloot is seen on a monitor outside the court in the press room during the reading of his sentence at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru, Friday Jan. 13, 2012. The Peruvian court sentenced Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison for...

S&P cuts credit ratings for France, Italy, Spain

January 14, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos leaves the office of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, after their meeting with Charles Dallara, the head of the Institute of International Finance that represents Greece’s private bondholders in Athens on...

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...

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...