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Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez dies from cancer

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez dies from cancer

President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, ending 14 years of tumultuous and divisive rule that won him passionate support among the poor but hatred from business leaders and wealthy Venezuelans. The flamboyant 58-year-old had undergone four operations in Cuba for a cancer that was first detected in his pelvic […]

March 6, 2013 | By More
Massive winter storm grounds 2,600 US flights

Massive winter storm grounds 2,600 US flights

A massive winter storm pounding the northern United States Tuesday grounded 2,600 flights, closed hundreds of schools and made roadways and highways impassible. At least four people were reportedly killed in accidents on icy and snow covered roads and highways. More than a dozen states from Minnesota to Virginia were in the path of the […]

March 6, 2013 | By More
Protests over Pakistan bombing turn deadly

Protests over Pakistan bombing turn deadly

KARACHI, Pakistan  — Gunmen shot and killed two people returning from a funeral Monday for Shiite Muslim victims of a massive bombing in Karachi, highlighting escalating sectarian tensions in a city where 48 people were killed the day before. The bomb exploded Sunday evening as people were leaving a mosque, and underlined the increasing threat […]

March 5, 2013 | By More
US, China agree on NKorea sanctions

US, China agree on NKorea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS — The United States and China have reached agreement on a new draft sanctions resolution to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test, U.N. diplomats said late Monday. The U.N. Security Council announced late Monday evening that it will hold closed consultations on North Korea and non-proliferation at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT) […]

March 5, 2013 | By More
Venezuela: Presicent Chavez very delicate with new infection

Venezuela: Presicent Chavez very delicate with new infection

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A new and severe respiratory infection has cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez in a “very delicate” state, and his breathing has deteriorated, Venezuela’s government announced late Monday.   Communications Minister Ernesto Villegas read a brief statement on national television saying Chavez’s “worsening respiratory function” was tied to a weakening of his immune […]

March 5, 2013 | By More
Britain, US supporting terrorism: Assad

Britain, US supporting terrorism: Assad

Syria’s president harshly criticised U.S. and British aid to rebels and set harsh terms for talking to his opponents in a newspaper interview published Sunday, as fighting raged across the country. On the battlefield, rebels made significant gains in the heavily contested northeastern Syrian, capturing a police academy complex west of Aleppo and storming the […]

March 4, 2013 | By More
6 police, 7 assailants killed amid Malaysian siege

6 police, 7 assailants killed amid Malaysian siege

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Gunmen ambushed and killed six Malaysian policemen as fears mounted that armed intruders from the southern Philippines had slipped into at least three coastal districts on Borneo island, officials said Sunday. Six of the attackers were also fatally shot Saturday night, while another was beaten to death by angry villagers, […]

March 4, 2013 | By More
Car bomb kills 37, wounds 141 in southern Pakistan

Car bomb kills 37, wounds 141 in southern Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan — A car bomb exploded outside a mosque on Sunday, killing 37 people and wounding another 141 in a Shiite Muslim dominated neighborhood in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi — the third mass casualty attack on the minority sect in the country this year. No one has taken responsibility for the bombing, […]

March 4, 2013 | By More
Nato apology for Afghan boys’ deaths

Nato apology for Afghan boys’ deaths

NATO forces accidentally shot dead two boys during an operation in Afghanistan’s south, the alliance said on Saturday, in the latest in a series of incidents involving allegations of civilian deaths at the hands of international troops. The shooting in the southern province of Uruzgan could further strain the relationship between the NATO-led International Security […]

March 3, 2013 | By More
Chad’s president: Al-Qaida chief killed in Mali

Chad’s president: Al-Qaida chief killed in Mali

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Chadian President Idriss Deby announced Friday that Chadian troops fighting to dislodge an al-Qaida affiliate in northern Mali killed one of the group’s leading commanders, Abou Zeid. The death of the Algerian warlord, a feared radical leader of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb behind the kidnapping of several Westerners, could not […]

March 3, 2013 | By More