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US teacher fired over comment on black president

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

A U.S. teacher has been fired following allegations that he told a black student who said he wanted to become president that the nation didn’t need another black president.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey calculated its magnitude at 7.5 and said it was centered near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’

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This April 8, 2014 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in San Francisco. Hillary Rodham Clinton's new book on her time as President Barack Obama's secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. AP

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s publisher says her upcoming book on her role as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be called “Hard Choices.”

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Filipinos, Dutch re-enact crucifixion of Christ

Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice which mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual rites continue to draw participants and huge crowds. AP

Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

14 killed in car bombing in Homs

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Flames rise from damaged cars at the site where two car bombs exploded at a commercial street inhabited mostly by members of President Bashar Assad's minority Alawite sect, in Homs province, central Syria, Wednesday April 9, 2014. Two car bombs exploded Wednesday in a government-held district of Syria's battleground city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100, state media said. AP/SANA

Syrian state television says 14 people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded outside a mosque in a pro-government district of the central city of Homs.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role

Local residents look at the airborne combat vehicle, which was destroyed during a Ukrainian night combat operation, in the village of Horodychevo, near Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

French President Hollande’s top aide resigns

In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Francois Hollande's political adviser Aquilino Morelle smiles as he walks to a meeting of the Socialist group at the National Assembly in Paris. AP FILE PHOTO

The French president’s top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Clinton White House documents set for release

Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 25th Anniversary Rainforest Fund benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in New York. AP

The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings

A flag flutters in the wind over barricades at the regional administration building that has been seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police: Dad smothered toddler to play video game

Attendees play video games at Microsoft's Xbox 360 display at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. AFP FILE PHOTO

Sheriff’s deputies in northern Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

7 killed in shooting in China-Vietnam border

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The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Chinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike

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A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world’s largest shoemaker.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain

In this image taken from video from Mokpo Coast Guard, passengers from a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, are rescued by South Korean Coast guard in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after the ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. AP

Prosecutors say they’ve asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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