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Entries by Kavitha A. Davidson from 08/2013

National Geographic's 2013 Traveler Photo Contest Winners Feature Incredible Images From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.01.2013 | World

National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced the winners of its 2013 photo contest, featuring stunning photography from around the world. Pl...

Bombshell Report On Benghazi Attack Alleges CIA Presence, Possible Cover-Up

Posted 08.02.2013 | World

Is the CIA trying to silence its Benghazi operatives? That's the question brought forth by CNN in a bombshell report alleging that the spy agency h...

Porfirio Lobo, Honduran President, And Family Unharmed After Device's Explosion Outside Home

Posted 08.02.2013 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran police say a device tossed from a moving car exploded 100 yards (meters) from the home of President Porfirio Lobo. ...

Pompeii Restoration Project: Italy Approves Special Superintendent To Oversee EU Funds To Prevent Further Ruin

Posted 08.02.2013 | World

ROME — Italy's government is trying to spare the ancient ruins of Pompeii from further neglect. Premier Enrico Letta told reporters that his Ca...

UN Investigating Rebels In Syria For Alleged Executions, Potential War Crime In Khan Al-Assal

Posted 08.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT — United Nations experts are investigating allegations that rebels killed dozens of Syrian soldiers in a village near Aleppo after they c...

Interpol Issues Global Security Alert Over Al Qaeda-Suspected Prison Breaks

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

PARIS — Interpol has issued a global security alert in connection with suspected al-Qaida involvement in several recent prison escapes including...

Egypt Urges Muslim Brotherhood To Suspend Sit-In Protests

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Interior Ministry warned supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday for a second time to abandon their protest ca...

Panama Finds Live Munitions On Chong Chon Gang, North Korea-Bound Ship Headed From Cuba

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

PANAMA CITY -- Crews unloading a North Korean-flagged ship detained in the Panama Canal for carrying undeclared arms from Cuba have found live munitio...

Zimbabwe Election: Robert Mugabe Wins Vote, Electoral Committee Announces

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

HARARE, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Africa's oldest president, Robert Mugabe, was declared winner of Zimbabwe's election on Saturday, but his rival, Morgan Ts...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Endorses Hassan Rouhani For President Of Iran

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader formally endorsed Hasan Rouhani as president Saturday, allowing the moderate cleric to take charge of a cou...

Syrian Troops Launch Airstrikes In Yabroud, Rebel-Held Town Near Lebanon Border

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian warplanes struck targets near the border with Lebanon on Saturday, killing at least nine people in the latest attack along the volati...

Al Qaeda Leader Ayman Al-Zawahri: Morsi Ouster In Egypt Is Proof That Democracy Is Corrupt

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Al-Qaida's leader said the military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi provides proof that Islamic rule cannot be established...

Man In Tunisia Blows Himself Up While Making A Bomb, Interior Ministry Says

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia -- Tunisian authorities say a suspected religious extremist blew himself up while making a bomb in a home he was renting near the capit...

China Defends Human Rights Record After Criticism From U.S. Diplomat Uzra Zeya

Posted 08.03.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Beijing says the human rights situation in China is at a historic best, rejecting comments from a senior U.S. diplomat that the rights situ...

U.S. Consulate In Milan Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

MILAN, Aug 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. consulate in central Milan was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb alert, a police officer said. Poli...

Yemeni Tribesmen Shoot Down Army Helicopter, Killing At Least 8 Soldiers In Attack In Wadi Abida

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

Yemeni tribesmen shot down an army helicopter killing eight soldiers, on Tuesday, during a clash over repairs to a main oil pipeline blown up by sabot...

Uruguay To Sell Legal Marijuana At Low Price Of $2.5 Per Gram To Compete With Black Market

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

Good news, Uruguayan potheads -- your weed habit is about to get a whole lot cheaper. Uruguay's lower house passed an unprecedented bill last week ...

Prince Asiel Ben Israel And C. Gregory Turner, Chicago Men, Charged With Lobbying For Zimbabwe's Mugabe

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against two Chicago men who they accuse of illegally lobbying U.S. lawmakers to lift san...

Pablo Uzcategui Dead: Venezuelan Opposition Leader Shot To Death By Motorcycle Gunman

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — A gunman riding on the back of a motorcycle has killed the leader of a small Venezuelan opposition party in the home state ...

Peter Dowling, Australian Parliament Member, Resigns After Sexting Photo Of Penis In Glass Of Wine

Posted 08.07.2013 | World

Another day, another sexting scandal. Australian politician Peter Dowling handed in his resignation after a woman claiming to be his mistress sent ...

Vladimir Putin's Judo Skills Are Better Than Yours

Posted 08.08.2013 | World

We all know Vladimir Putin is quite the sportsman -- but did you know his fists are also considered deadly weapons? In fact, the Russian president ...

Kenneth Bae Letter: American Held In North Korean Prison Asks U.S. For Help As Health Deteriorates

Posted 08.08.2013 | World

By Eric M. Johnson LYNNWOOD, Wash., Aug 7 (Reuters) - Kenneth Bae, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in North Korea for crimes against the sta...

Eiffel Tower Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat

Posted 08.09.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Hundreds of tourists were evacuated from Paris' Eiffel Tower on Friday afternoon in response to a bomb alert, but it was f...

Egypt Marks Eid Amid Violent Clashes, Muslim Brotherhood Maintains Aggressive Rhetoric As Army Promises Protest Clampdown

Posted 08.09.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Tens of thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted president marched Friday on the streets of Cairo and across the country, leading to clashes...

Nasser Al-Wahishi, Al Qaeda Leader In Yemen, Outlines Jihad Blueprint In Letter To Fellow Terrorist

Posted 08.09.2013 | World

TIMBUKTU, Mali — A year before he was caught on an intercept discussing the terror plot that prompted this week's sweeping closure of U.S. embas...