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Libyan forces pull back after Bani Walid battles

September 16, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Libyan fighter wearing a pre-Gadhafi’s flag, center, celebrates with colleagues in Bani Walid, Libya, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Libyan fighters are streaming into Bani Walid, one of the remaining bastions of ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi, in a new fierce push. The revolutionary forces, in dozens of pickup trucks mounted with heavy weapons, are making...

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Trinity College removes Barbarian invader from Web

September 15, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file publicity photo from Universal Pictures shows Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan in the 1984 film “Conan the Destroyer,” sequel to “Conan the Barbarian.” Trinity College in Dublin was spoofed Thursday, Sept....

Palestinians to seek full UN membership Sept. 23

September 15, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. The Palestinians will ask the Security Council next week to accept them as a full member of the United Nations, Malki...

Diplomatic flurry ahead of Palestinian UN bid

September 14, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Palestinian authority President Mahmoud Abbas presents a gift to Egypt’s Coptic Christian leader Pope Shenouda III before their meeting in Cairo Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. (AP Photo) JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. and international envoys kicked off a new...

New global killers: heart, lung disease and cancer

September 14, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This photo released in 2008 by Egypt’s Ministry of Health shows one of a series of four new tobacco warning labels which will appear on packets of cigarettes sold in the country. Message in Arabic reads “Warning, smoking damages the...

Greece, Europe struggle to contain debt crisis

September 13, 2011 • Business, World NewsComments Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a joint news conference with the Prime Minister of Finland, Jyrki Katainen, after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday sought to...

Gunmen attack school van in Pakistan; 5 dead

September 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A member of the hospital staff carries a child injured in an attack, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, Sept 13, 2011. Gunmen attacked a school van in northwestern Pakistan killing three children, the driver and police said. (AP...

Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed Americans

September 13, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 file photo, US hikers Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal, attend their trail in Iran. An Iranian court on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and...

Gadhafi vows to fight as loyalists strike oil hub

September 12, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A former rebel fighter looks through binoculars at a checkpoint near Bani Walid, Libya, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. Three weeks after the fall of Tripoli appeared to herald the end of Libya’s brutal civil war, the protracted battle over the loyalist...

1 dead, 4 hurt in French nuclear explosion

September 12, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Rescue and medics land by helicopter in the nuclear site of Marcoule, southern France, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. One person died and another was seriously injured in an explosion Monday in a site that treats nuclear waste in southern France, the country’s...