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Libyan leader seeks to calm West on Sharia fears

October 25, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Libyan Transitional National Council chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, center, receives a Libyan flag amid Libyan veterans after a press conference in Benghazi, Libya, Monday Oct. 24, 2011. Libya’s transitional leader has ordered an investigation into the death of Moammar Gadhafi after the U.S. and other international powers pressed for the probe.(AP...

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UK lawmakers defy gov’t over Europe

October 25, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

In this image made from television, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, standing at left, addresses the House of Commons at the start of the debate on the vote for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, in London Monday...

Thai flood situation may ease early next month

October 23, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Thai man uses an improvised float to move around the flooded Don Muang District, in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Thailand’s catastrophic floods may take up to six weeks to recede, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Saturday....

Tunisia set to vote in first free elections

October 23, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Electoral workers check ballot boxes at a polling station in Mnihla near Tunis, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Tunis was filled with rival rallies throbbing with music as the political parties marked the end of three weeks of campaigning for the country’s...

Falling German satellite enters atmosphere

October 23, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Undated artist rendering provided by EADS Astrium shows the scientific satellite ROSAT. Andreas Schuetz, a spokesman for the German Aerospace Center, said Saturday Oct. 22, 2011 the best estimate is still that the ROSAT scientific research satellite will...

285 Indian girls shed ‘unwanted’ names

October 23, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Girls hold certificates stating their new official names during a renaming ceremony in Satara, India, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. Almost 300 Indian girls known officially as “Unwanted” have traded their birth names for a fresh start in life. Given...

Gadhafi put on display in shopping center freezer

October 22, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

A Libyan man smiles while sitting under a tree as a long line of people wait on the side of the road to view the body of Moammar Gadhafi in Misrata, Libya, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi’s blood-streaked body was stashed in a commercial freezer...

Clinton visiting Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

October 22, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles while she waits to Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Clinton is leading an unusually large U.S. delegation to Pakistan for two...

In Pakistan, Clinton seeks strong anti-terror push

October 21, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

Pakistani children welcome US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, top center, upon her arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan Thursday Oct. 20, 2011. (AP Photo//Kevin Lamarque, Pool) ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — The Obama administration delivered a blunt warning...

Reports: French first lady gives birth to girl

October 20, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, leaves a clinic, Wednesday Oct.19, 2011 in Paris, and where his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is reportedly expected to give birth. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) — French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy gave birth...