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  • Fears about Iran forge ‘strange alliance’ between Israel and Gulf nations

    November 25, 2013 1:32 AM 126

    Best news photos of the week In one of the region’s oddest pairings, Israel and the Gulf Arab states led by Saudi Arabia increasingly are finding common ground — and a common political language — on their mutual dismay over Iran’s history-making overtures to Washington and the prospect of a nuclear deal in Geneva that could curb Tehran’s atomic program

  • Oops! Boeing jumbo jet lands at wrong Kansas airport

    November 21, 2013 1:06 PM 166

    WICHITA, Kan. -- A Boeing 747 jumbo jet mistakenly landed at a small Kansas airport not far from the Air Force base where it was supposed to land to deliver parts for the company's famed new 787 Dreamliner. The 747 landed Wednesday evening at Col. James Jabara Airport, about 8 miles north of its intended target, the McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita

  • China hospital ship to set sail for Philippine typhoon zone

    November 21, 2013 12:04 PM 363

    Witness: Picking up the pieces in the Philippines HONG KONG (Reuters) - China is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to the Philippines following foreign and domestic criticism that it was slow and less than generous in its response to one of the world's biggest typhoons, which killed at least 4,000 people. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing confirmed

  • Turkish police subdue man carrying fake bomb near prime minister’s office

    November 21, 2013 11:11 AM 131

    Erdogan was not in his office at the time and no one was injured by the gunfire, the aide said. The 53-year-old man, identified as Tugrul B., was carrying a device made to look like a bomb, the official said. The suspect was being questioned and the motive for his action was not immediately known. Private NTV television, quoting unidentified officials

  • Colombian President Manuel Santos announces he will run for second term in May election

    November 21, 2013 3:27 AM 146

    Santos made the announcement Wednesday night. He was first elected president in 2010. A recent poll puts Santos ahead of four other possible candidates for the May election, but with a relatively low support level. The poll by Invamer-Gallup says 27 percent of people surveyed said they would vote for Santos, with former Finance Minister Oscar Ivan Zuluaga