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Brazil’s Rousseff to face Neves in runoff vote

October 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 photo, voters smile as they begin to run toward the voting booths after a school’s gates were opened for general elections in the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilians are casting ballots in a presidential election expected to force a three-week runoff campaign between incumbent Dilma Rousseff [&hellip...

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Islamic State fighters shell Syrian Kurdish town

October 5, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

A Turkish Kurd woman gestures to people on the grounds of a house that was damaged by a shell at the Buyuk Kendirci district of the Turkish town of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, overlooking Kobani in Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and...

Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

October 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 1, 2014 photo, rescuers walk in line after their search operation near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan. Saturday’s eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan. (AP Photo/Mainichi Shimbun, Kimi...

Turkey approves military operations in Iraq, Syria

October 3, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz, right, and army generals listen as lawmakers debate before Turkey’s parliament approved a motion that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its...

Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street decline

October 1, 2014 • Business, World NewsComments Off

FILE – This July 15, 2013 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) BANGKOK...

Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

October 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 photo released by Nagoya City Fire Dept., a Nagoya City Fire Dept. firefighter walks by a mountain lodge covered by ash and damaged by volcanic rocks during rescue operations for missing hikers trapped in the summit area of the...

Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

October 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Syrian refugees wait for transport after their arrival at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the...

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed

September 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a blistering speech to the United Nations,...

Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

September 30, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Wrapped in plastic to shield from pepper spray, a student protester stands behind a makeshift barrier blocking main streets in the central business district of Hong Kong, late Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout...

Al-Qaida leader warns of revenge for airstrikes

September 29, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

In this Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 photo, provided by the anti-government activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians walking amid the rubble of damaged houses...