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Entries by Kavitha A. Davidson from 10/2013

World Economic Forum's Human Capital Index 2013: Europe Dominates As The U.S. Lags Behind (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.01.2013 | World

When it comes to investing in people, Europe is way ahead of the curve. That's the conclusion of a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) mea...

Egypt Detaining Canadian Nationals Puts Significant Strain On Relations, FM John Baird Says

Posted 10.01.2013 | World

TORONTO -- TORONTO (AP) — Canada's foreign minister has warned Egypt that the detention of two Canadians without charges for the past several weeks ...

France's Hollande Reprimands Ministers For Anti-Roma Rhetoric As Leadership, Coalition Called Into Question

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

PARIS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande told two of his top ministers on Wednesday they should end a public row over France's policy to...

U.S. Push To Run Counterterrorism Operations In Afghanistan After 2014 Threatens Security Pact

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

By Dylan Welch and Hamid Shalizi KABUL, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A U.S. bid to run unilateral counter-terrorism operations in Afghanistan aft...

Only 4 Attackers Seen In Footage Of Kenya's Westgate Mall, Government Initially Estimated 10 To 15

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Closed circuit television footage from a Nairobi mall attacked by terrorists last month shows four men carr...

Arm Cut Off Statue Of Ronald Reagan And Pope John Paul II In Poland As Gdansk Police Search For Vandals (PHOTO)

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Police were searching on Wednesday for a vandal who damaged a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan and Pope John P...

U.S. Government Shutdown Could Delay Foreign Military Aid To Israel, Other Allies, State Dept. Says

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A prolonged U.S. federal government shutdown could delay military assistance to Israel and other American allies, the ...

Pakistan's Top Police Bomb Disposal Squad Suffers From Severe Underfunding And Neglect

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

By Katharine Houreld PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 3 (Reuters) - A technician from Pakistan's top bomb disposal unit packed some aging deton...

Egypt Spruces Up Tahrir Square Ahead Of Military Celebrations, Counter-Protests This Weekend

Posted 10.02.2013 | World

CAIRO — CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's army-backed interim government is sprucing up Cairo's famed Tahrir Square ahead of planned celebrations in honor ...

Yemen Raids Al Qaeda Headquarters, At Least 10 People Killed As Army Retakes Building

Posted 10.03.2013 | World

At least 10 people including three soldiers were killed in an offensive to retake headquarters seized by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in southeast Yemen,...

£1 Million London Home Trashed After 600 People Attend Facebook Party

Posted 10.03.2013 | World

This is the scene outside a £1 million north London home when police were called to disperse hundreds of revellers who had turned up to a party adver...

Russian Embassy In Libya Evacuated After Mob Of Armed Gunmen Attack Compound

Posted 10.03.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday evacuated all of its diplomats and their families from Libya, the day after a mob attack on the Russian E...

U.S. No 'Suckers' When It Comes To Iran Sanctions And Nuclear Negotiations, John Kerry Says

Posted 10.03.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it would support tougher economic pressure on Iran if the Islamic republic do...

North Korea Photos From National Geographic Offer Rare Glimpse Into Carefully Crafted Hermit Kingdom

Posted 10.03.2013 | World

These days, unless you're Dennis Rodman, there's a slim chance you'd be able to experience North Korea to its fullest. The Hermit Kingdom is notorious...

Italy Continues Search For Dead In Migrant Shipwreck Off Sicilian Coast

Posted 10.04.2013 | World

LAMPEDUSA, Italy — LAMPEDUSA, Italy (AP) — Survivors of a fiery shipwreck that killed more than 100 African migrants clung to empty water bott...

12 Sets Of Cuban Twins Live On Consecutive Havana Blocks

Posted 10.04.2013 | World

HAVANA -- HAVANA (AP) — Some say it could be something in the water. Others point to a tree with mystical significance for locals. Maybe it's just c...

Kenyan Military Names Nairobi Mall Attackers Seen In Westgate CCTV Footage

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Kenya's military spokesman on Saturday named four men - including a Sudanese, a Kenyan Arab and a Somali ...

Congo's Conflict Minerals Fund Rebels' Brutal War, Use Of Child Soldiers In Sub-Saharan Africa (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

The computer or tablet on which you're reading this post is more likely than not shrouded in blood. You see, diamonds aren't the only minerals at t...

3 Years After Arab Spring, Democracy's Future In Middle East Still Uncertain

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — "For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability...

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Hints At Disapproval Over Rouhani-Obama Phone Call

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader says some aspects of Hassan Rouhani's trip to New York last month were "not appropriate,"...

Raid On Al-Shabab Stronghold In Barawe As Western Forces Strike Somali Town

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya's capital, U.S. special forces on Sat...

Shipwreck Highlights Migrants' Plight In Italy, Prompts Calls For Reform Across EU

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

By Steve Scherer LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The survivors of a shipwreck off Sicily two days ago live in terrible conditions ...

Egypt Warns Protesters Will Be Treated As Foreign Agents Ahead Of Sunday's Military Celebrations

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

By Michael Georgy CAIRO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities said on Saturday anyone who protests against the army on Sunday when t...

Photos Of The Week: September 28 - October 4

Posted 10.05.2013 | World

Every week, we bring you some of the most fascinating photos from around the world. This week, we've got feeding flamingo father, the Iron Lady's ...

Suspected Jihadists Attack Bridges In Mali Following Violent Outburst In Gao

Posted 10.08.2013 | World

BAMAKO, Mali — BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in northern Mali say that suspected radical jihadists have blown up two bridges near the country'...