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Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

November 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Afghan security forces, upper left, inspect the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and...

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Mubarak verdict due, but Egyptians’ interest wanes

November 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 file photo, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated, and his two sons Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt. A verdict is...

Queen of crime writing PD James dies aged 94

November 27, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This is a Nov. 27, 2005 file photo of author P.D. James as she discusses her latest novel, “The Lighthouse,” another mystery featuring Scotland Yard detective Adam Dalgliesh, during an interview in New York. Publisher Faber and Faber...

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers

November 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Protesters cry as the police officers try to stop them blocking the road in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one...

Asia stocks rise after US growth revised higher

November 26, 2014 • Business, World NewsComments Off

A businessman runs past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Asian stock markets mostly posted modest gains Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth was tempered by a less rosy outlook for China. (AP Photo/Shuji...

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

November 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This Friday, Nov.14, 2014 file photo shows the Vladivostok Mistral-class helicopter carrier docking at Saint-Nazaire harbor, western France. France suspended the planned delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of growing...

Portugal ex-premier held in prison in fraud case

November 25, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Portugal’s former Prime Minister Jose Socrates, in the back seat of the car on the left, leaves a court in a Portuguese police car after being questioned, in Lisbon, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as...

Crew docks at International Space Station

November 24, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-15M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Terry...

37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake

November 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

This aerial photo shows houses collapsed after a strong earthquake hit Hakuba, Nagano prefecture, central Japan, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. The magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook on Saturday night the mountainous area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroying...

Somalia’s al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

November 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Kenyan security forces examine the scene, as bodies of some of the victims lie in a line on the ground, at the location of an attack on a bus about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside the town of Mandera, near the Somali border in northeastern Kenya, Saturday,...