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Swiss voters back limit on immigration

February 9, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Feb. 7 2014 file picture women covered in veils pass by an election poster from the nationalist Swiss People’s Party, demanding a stop for immigration to Switzerland and reading: excess harms Switzerland , at the train station in Geneva, Switzerland, Swiss voters are being asked to decide on a proposal Sunday [&hellip...

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Danish zoo kills giraffe to prevent inbreeding

February 9, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Marius, a male giraffe, lies dead before being dissected, after he was put down at Copenhagen Zoo on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Copenhagen Zoo turned down offers from other zoos and 500,000 euros ($680,000) from a private individual to save the life of a healthy...

Olympic halfpipe could pave future of snowboarding

February 9, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Danny Davis makes a 37.66 run before dominating the competition and winning gold with a 95.00 his second run during the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe finals at the 18th edition of the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/ The...

Tokyo chief chosen amid divided anti-nuke vote

February 9, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Japan’s former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa’s supporter reacts following Hoshokawa’s defeat in the Tokyo gubernatorial election in Tokyo, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Hosokawa was backed by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, who pushed...

Cuba frees jailed Canadian businessman

February 8, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this May 24, 2013 file photo, Canadian businessman Sarkis Yacoubian goes to court for his corruption trial in Havana, Cuba. Yacoubian has returned to Canada after serving 2 1/2 years of a 9-year prison sentence in Cuba for corruption. He is...

Cease-fire in Syrian city falters, aid halted

February 8, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian men help survivors out of a destroyed building after a Syrian forces warplane’s...

Kotsenburg uses a new trick to take 1st gold

February 8, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

Canada’s Mark McMorris takes a jump during the men’s snowboard slopestyle semifinal at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits) KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia...

Future of C. African Republic Muslims imperiled

February 8, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

AP10thingsToSee – GRAPHIC CONTENT – Newly enlisted FACA (Central African Armed Forces) soldiers drag the body of a suspected Muslim Seleka militiaman moments after Central African Republic Interim President Catherine Samba-Panza addressed the...

Hoffman’s NYC funeral attracts Hollywood stars

February 8, 2014 • National News, World NewsComments (0)

Ellen Burstyn and Louis C.K. arrive for the funeral of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in New York. Hoffman, 46, was found dead Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) NEW YORK...

Syrian rebels free hundreds in attack on prison

February 6, 2014 • World NewsComments (0)

In this picture taken on Friday Jan. 31, 2014, a citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center (AMC), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian family members run in the street...