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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 Hamas-linked militants in the Gaza Strip since June 25, 2006, in exchange for [&hellip...

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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...

Libyan 'revolutionary Jew' to restore synagogue

October 3, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Detail of the exterior of the main synagogue in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. An exiled Libyan Jew has returned to his homeland to rebuild Tripoli’s main synagogue and create an atmosphere of tolerance now that Moammar Gadhafi has been ousted....

Yemen's al-Qaida remains threat after drone strike

October 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A defected army soldier stands guard while protestors attend a demonstration to demand the resignation of Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011.(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida’s branch...

Libyan family killed fleeing Gadhafi hometown

October 2, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Libyan revolutionary fighters rest during an attack for the city of Sirte, Libya, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Rebel forces are battling to make headway against loyalist fighters inside the home town of Libya’s ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Bela...