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US to deploy 2 more destroyers to Japan by 2017

April 6, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, center, is escorted by his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera, right, as they inspect an honor guard at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Against the backdrop of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean region, Hagel said Saturday he will convey to Japanese leaders that the U.S. is...

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APNewsBreak: Archbishop to sell Atlanta mansion

April 6, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 6, 2012, file photo, Rev. Wilton Gregory, the Archbishop of Atlanta holds a cross during the 32nd annual Good Friday Pilgrimage at Hurt Park in Atlanta. Gregory apologized Monday, March 31, 2014, for building a $2.2 million mansion...

At South African mine, it’s a long, long way down

April 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, mine workers operate a rock driller at South Deep, 45 km south-west of Johannesburg. Miners work some 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) underground in 12-hour shifts, where safety is a constant concern and everyone...

Afghans line up for blocks to vote for new leader

April 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

This picture taken Tuesday, April 1, 2014 shows Afghan men collecting flags of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadza outside a stadium where he arrived for an election campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan. Supporters emerged from the campaign...

Acclaimed photographer Anja Niedringhaus dies

April 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this May 13, 2013 file photo made by Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, an Afghan boy flies his kite on a hill overlooking Kabul, Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an...

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

April 4, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

This 2012 photo shows Kathy Gannon, left, Associated Press special correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan. An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday, April 4, 2014 on the two journalists inside a...

Aftershocks rattle Chile as military keeps order

April 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Heavy machinery is used in the clearing of debris on the road leading to the town of Camarones, in Arica, Thursday Apr. 3, 2014. The road was cut off due to the magnitude-8.2 quake that struck Chile’s Northern coast on Tuesday. Authorities discovered...

7.8 aftershock rattles Chile’s far-northern coast

April 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A Chilean soldier patrols a checkpoint in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northern coast of Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet flew to the region to review damage in...

NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

April 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday April 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool) BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance...

Industry group seeks continuous flight tracking

April 2, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A Buddhist devotee offers prayers for passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at a Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Investigators are conducting a forensic examination of the final recorded conversation...