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Entries by Carlo Davis from 02/2013

Nigeria Polio Vaccine Workers Killed, Boko Haram Suspected

Posted 02.08.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria -- Gunmen suspected of belonging to a radical Islamic sect shot and killed at least nine women who were taking part in a polio vaccinati...

Fukushima Survivors To Sue Japan Government Over Role In Nuclear Disaster

Posted 02.08.2013 | World

People whose homes or farms were hit by radiation from the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will file class-action lawsuits next month to seek damages...

Jeffrey Paul Delisle, Canadian Navy Officer, Convicted Of Spying For Russia

Posted 02.08.2013 | World

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- A Canadian navy intelligence officer who pleaded guilty to selling military secrets to Russia was sentenced Friday to 20 years...

Afghanistan Withdrawal Begins Through Pakistan Route As U.S. Pulls Out Equipment

Posted 02.11.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The United States began its withdrawal from Afghanistan in earnest, officials said Monday, sending the first of what will be ten...

Tibetan New Year Celebrations Canceled In Light Of Immolations

Posted 02.11.2013 | World

By Ben Blanchard XIAHE, China, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Tibetans in a northwest part of China which has been a focus of self-immolation prot...

Chechnya Sorcery Crackdown: Ramzan Kadyrov Warns Chechens To Steer Clear Of 'Charlatans'

Posted 02.11.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Sorcerers, psychics, and faith healers may be on the way out in Chechnya, where the leader of the mountainous, overwhelmingly Muslim region ...

Syria Bus Explosion Near Turkey Border Crossing Kills 13

Posted 02.11.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A Syrian minibus exploded at a crossing on Turkey's border with Syria near the Turkish town of Reyhanli on Mond...

Guantanamo Eavesdropping: 9/11 Defense Lawyers Fear Government Spying On Detainees

Posted 02.11.2013 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Lawyers for the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks want to know if U.S. gove...

Guantanamo Eavesdropping: 9/11 Defense Lawyers Fear Government Spying On Detainees

Posted 02.11.2013 | AOL
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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- Lawyers for the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks want to know if U.S. governmen...

Latin American Pope? Odds Are Slim Despite Hopes For First Non-European Pontiff

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Latin America is home to the world's largest Roman Catholic population, but hopes that the next pope will come from the region appear f...

Papua New Guinea Witchcraft Arrests: Police Go After Mob That Burned Kepari Leniata Alive

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea -- Papua New Guinea police say they are about to make their first arrests almost a week after a mob stripped, tortured ...

Nigeria Polio Killings: Arrests For 3 Radio Journalists For Allegedly Inciting Murders Of Vaccine Workers

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

KANO, Nigeria — Police in northern Nigeria arrested and charged two radio journalists and a local cleric alleged to have sparked the killings of...

Fidel Castro Remarks On Chavez's Health Toned Down

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

By Jeff Franks HAVANA, Feb 12 (Reuters) - More than a week after former leader Fidel Castro was quoted in Cuban media as saying Venez...

Syria Death Toll: UN Human Rights Chief Says Casualties 'Probably Approaching' 70,000

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's intensifying civil war has probably killed over 9,000 people since the beginning of the year, bringing the likely deat...

Iran Converting Part Of Uranium Stockpile To Fuel, Easing Bomb Fears

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Iran acknowledged on Tuesday that it was converting some of its higher-grade enriched ura...

North Korea Nuclear Test Analysis: Hopes For U.S. Peace Treaty, Pulling Troops From South Korea?

Posted 02.12.2013 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- The way North Korea sees it, only bigger weapons and more threatening provocations will force Washington to come to the table to...

Papua New Guinea Witchcraft Mob: Police Save Two Women About To Be Burned Alive

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Papua New Guinea police have rescued two women accused of sorcery who were about to be set alight, a report said, days after a young mother accused of...

Mohamed Nasheed At The Indian Embassy: Fmr. Maldives President Flees After Court Orders Arrest

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The former president of the Maldives said Wednesday he has taken refuge at the Indian Embassy after a court ordered his arr...

Trent Barcroft Shot: Chrysler South Africa CEO Wounded During Robbery

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- Chrysler Group LLC says its CEO in South Africa was shot in the abdomen during a robbery in the country and is responding to medical t...

Human Rights Watch Report Says Israel Violated Laws Of War In Gaza Conflict

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — A U.S.-based rights group says Israel violated laws of war in a series of airstrikes during an eight-day military operation last Nov...

Valentine's Day 2013: Japan's Women Splurge On Chocolate For The Man In Their Lives

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Japanese women packed out stores on Wednesday to buy Valentine's Day chocolates for all the men in their lives -- partners, friends and bosses -- whil...

North Korea Nuclear Capability: Intelligence Officials Hope Test Data Will Shed Light On Nation's Program

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

TOKYO — North Korea's latest underground test shows it is making big strides toward becoming a true nuclear power. But the test may also reveal ...

The Legacy of Ping-Pong Diplomat Zhuang Zedong

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Over the past decade a mounting wave of celebrity Asian athletes has arrived on Western shores. Big names in basketball like Yao Ming and baseball’s...

First Iraq Beauty Festival Held Since U.S. Invasion (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Long targeted during the country's sectarian war, Iraq's best hairdressers and beauticians have held a festival in Baghdad to show their talents, a sy...

Valentine's Day 2013: In Syria, Not The Time For Chocolate Or Flowers

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Red roses, tulips, heart-shaped toys and teddy bears cram the stands of Rawda Flowers in an upscale district of Damascus, but with war raging few peop...