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Globe Trot: Forty people still missing after Quebec train derailment

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/08/13, 11:10 am

Quebec’s train derailment has left at least five dead and 40 still missing. Massive flames from oil tankers on the train devastated the town of Lac-Megantic and kept firefighters at least 500 feet away from the burning tankers, dousing them with water and foam to prevent explosions.

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Associated Press/Photo by Nariman El-Mofty

Globe Trot: Compromise deadline passes in Egypt

International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/03/13, 01:10 pm

The Egyptian army’s deadline for forging a political compromise passed at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and reports are circulating that President Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest.

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Associated Press/Photo by Sayyid Azim

Africans to Obama: 'We believe in God'

Homosexuality
by Andrew Branch
Posted 7/02/13, 02:45 pm

President Barack Obama’s spat with the Senegalese president over gay rights followed him throughout his seven-day, $100 million African trip. His call to end discrimination prompted terse objections from Senegalese and Kenyan diplomats, culminating Sunday with Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s declaration: “We believe in God.”

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