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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's Ousted President, Goes From War Hero To Convict

Clare Richardson | June 2, 2012 | World
CAIRO -- War hero. Savior of the nation. An anchor of stability in a turbulent region. And in the twilight of his life, a criminal convicted for his role in the deaths of those fighting to oust him. Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Saturday to life in prison after a court...

U.S. To Russia: Syria Needs Transition Strategy

Clare Richardson | August 2, 2012 | World
BEIRUT — Washington reached out to Syria's most important ally and protector Saturday, urging Russia to join a coordinated effort to resolve the deadly conflict as the violence spilled across the border into Lebanon, a senior State Department official said. The international community has been frustrated by the failure of...

Mexico Drug Cases Federal Judges Suspended For Possible Irregularities

Clare Richardson | August 2, 2012 | World
MEXICO CITY — Mexican court authorities have suspended two federal judges who presided over high-profile drug cases, saying investigators are looking into possible irregularities involving the jurists. The Federal Judiciary Council said Friday evening that it was temporarily relieving appellate Judge Jesus Guadalupe Luna and district Judge Efrain Cazares of...

Ghana Plane Crash: Several Killed Near Kotoka International Airport In Accra

Benjamin Hart | August 2, 2012 | World
ACCRA, Ghana — A Boeing 727 cargo plane attempting to land at the international airport in Ghana's capital crashed Saturday, slamming into a bus loaded with passengers on a nearby street, killing all 10 people inside the vehicle, emergency responders and airport officials said. The crash occurred in Accra near...

Diamond Jubilee: Derby Day Cheers For Queen

Dina Rickman | June 2, 2012 | UK
Derby Day spectators welcomed the Queen as she began her Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Saturday. Racegoers cheered and applauded her on her annual visit to the event at Epsom. She chose to spend the start of national festivities marking her 60-year reign in a world she knows well - one...

What's Going On In Syria?

Eline Gordts | June 2, 2012 | World
Fifteen months after the start of protests against the regime of President Bashar Assad, Syria is in a dire situation. Trapped in a bloody stalemate, it remains unclear where the country is headed. More than 12,000 people have lost their lives since March 2011, hundreds of...

Around The World In 10 Photos

Sasha von Oldershausen | June 2, 2012 | World
From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across the globe. This week: more on Egypt's elections, drought in Senegal, Armani in China, and more. Check out the stunning photographs in the gallery below.

Clinton: Arctic Cooperation Essential

Clare Richardson | June 2, 2012 | World
TROMSO, Norway -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday ventured north of the Arctic Circle and urged international cooperation in a region that could become a new battleground for natural resources. On her trip to the northern Norwegian city of Tromso, she conveyed that message of working...

Raul Castro's Birthday A Reminder Of Aging Leadership

Clare Richardson | June 2, 2012 | World
HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro turns 81 on Sunday, another reminder to his countrymen and to the exiles who hate him that time is catching up with the island's aging revolutionaries. But even with the actuarial inevitabilities looming, there is no indication that Cuba's leadership is moving quickly to...

Clinton: Mubarak's Fate 'Up To The Egyptian People'

Clare Richardson | June 2, 2012 | World
TROMSO, Norway -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton isn't commenting directly on the life-in-prison sentence handed down to ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (HOHS'-nee moo-BAH'-rahk), but says his fate is "up to the Egyptian people, their judicial system and their government." The 84-year-old Mubarak, an American ally who...

China Sinkhole Forces Hundreds To Evacuate

Clare Richardson | June 4, 2012 | World
BEIJING -- More than 800 villagers have been evacuated after land sank in southern China's Guangxi province, which is known for its karst topography. The official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday that the land subsidence occurred near a middle school in Nanning city's Xixiangtang district after the school dug a...

Iraqi Death Toll Increases

Clare Richardson | August 2, 2012 | World
BAGHDAD — Official figures show a slight increase in the number of Iraqis killed in violence for the last two months. Figures released by the Defense, Interior and Health Ministry on Saturday showed that 132 people were killed in May, including 90 civilians, 20 policemen and 22 soldiers.

Obama Economic Record: Slow Recovery Weighs On President

Chris Gentilviso | August 2, 2012 | Politics
WASHINGTON — Nothing upsets a president's re-election groove like ugly economic numbers. A spring slowdown in hiring and a rise in the unemployment rate are weighing on President Barack Obama, while enhancing Republican challenger Mitt Romney's argument that the Democratic incumbent is in over his head.

Times Square Bomb Plot Suspects Acquitted By Pakistan Court

Clare Richardson | August 2, 2012 | World
ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday acquitted four men who had been charged with helping a Pakistani-American man carry out a failed attempt to detonate a truck bomb in New York's Time Square, said their lawyer and family members. The four were arrested in the wake of Faisal...

The President's Kill List

Melissa Jeltsen | June 2, 2012 | Politics
What is wrong with the President sitting in a room, looking at lists and portraits of people -- a Somali man, a seventeen-year-old girl, an American citizen -- and deciding whom to kill? That, according to long and troubling articles in both the Times and Newsweek, is a job Barack...

Kofi Annan: Syria War Likelihood Growing By The Day

Clare Richardson | August 2, 2012 | World
By Regan Doherty DOHA, June 2 (Reuters) - International envoy Kofi Annan on Saturday criticised President Bashar al-Assad for failing to comply with a peace plan to end the Syria conflict and said his forces were carrying out atrocities, arbitrary arrests and other abuses regardless of the world outcry against...

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Rewards 3 Millionth Twitter Follower With A House

Christopher York | June 6, 2012 | UK
A 19-year-old Venezuelan girl has been given a free house by President Hugo Chavez, just for becoming his 3 millionth twitter follower. AP reports that after receiving her new home on Thursday, Natalia Valdivieso, who lives on Margarita Island, used twitter to thank and heap praise...

Queen Off To The Races As Jubilee Events Begin

Melissa Jeltsen | August 2, 2012 | World
LONDON — It was a royal day at the races, as Queen Elizabeth II watched a horse with the courtly name of Camelot win the Epsom Derby on Saturday – the kickoff to a four-day celebration of the British monarch's 60 years on the throne. Later in the weekend the...

Gold-Plated Vibrator Stolen From Erotica Luxo Sex Shop By Armed Robber

Hilary Hanson | June 2, 2012 | Weird News
BRASILIA, Brazil -- An armed man in Brazil has heisted an 18-carat gold-plated vibrator selling for $4,000 at a luxury sex shop. Police say he walked into the Erotica Luxo store in Brasilia, tied up a clerk and took the item from its display case. He stole nothing else.

Diamond Jubilee: MPs Support Renaming Tower Housing Big Ben To Elizabeth Tower

Dina Rickman | June 2, 2012 | UK Politics
A campaign for the tower housing Big Ben to be renamed in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee has moved a step closer after it was revealed that a majority of MPs support the proposal. Forty MPs have signed a Commons early day motion calling for the east tower at...
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