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Israeli president begins pardoning Palestinians

October 16, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinians celebrate the prisoner exchange deal between Hamas and Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. It is expected that Hamas will free the captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners within a week. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Saturday...

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APNewsBreak: US drops keeping troops in Iraq

October 16, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A U.S. army soldier walks past military Humvees which are ready to be shipped out of Iraq at a staging yard at Camp Sather, part of the sprawling U.S. military Victory Base Complex that is set to close in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. The U.S. has...

Pop sensation Rain joins South Korean army

October 12, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

South Korean pop singer Rain gives a military salute to his fans before he enters the army to serve in front of an army training center in Uijeongbu, north of of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man) UIJEONGBU, South Korea (AP)...

Israel, Hamas announce swap for captured soldier

October 12, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Noam, right, and Aviva Schalit, parents of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit, sit in a protest tent set up outside the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Israeli and Hamas have reached a deal to free Schalit, held by...

24 dead in worst Cairo riots since Mubarak ouster

October 10, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Clashes erupt at a protest of a recent attack on a church in Cairo Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Fierce clashes erupted Sunday between Christians protesting a recent attack on a church and the Egyptian military, leaving more than a dozen people dead and scores...

Israel copes with bout of extremist violence

October 10, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new rogue element has emerged in the Israeli-Palestinian gallery: Unknown assailants, widely assumed to be Jewish extremists, have vandalized Muslim cemeteries, mosques and farmlands in a spate of attacks that have put the country on...

Paul McCartney weds in nostalgia-filled ceremony

October 10, 2011 • Entertainment, World NewsComments Off

Former Beatle Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara Bach arrive to attend the civil ceremony marriage of American heiress Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney at Marylebone Town Hall, in central London, Sunday Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) LONDON (AP)...

Relatives: US man joins rebel fighters in Libya

October 10, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Matthew VanDyke, a writer and filmmaker from Baltimore, Md. who has joined with revolutionary fighters, is seen on the front line in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. VanDyke was freed from Libya’s most notorious prison in August during the turmoil...

Literature Nobel goes to Sweden's best-known poet

October 7, 2011 • Entertainment, World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this March 31, 2011 file photo, Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer poses for a photograph at his home in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2011 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 to Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet whose...

Italy appeals court clears Knox of murder

October 4, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Raffaele Sollecito, left, hugs his lawyer Giulia Bongiorno after hearing the verdict that overturns his conviction and acquits his of murdering his British roomate Meredith Kercher, at the Perugia court, Italy, Monday Oct. 3, 2011. An Italian appeals court...