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  • The British Tabloids Created: Friday, March 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Sleaze is the story of the day in a country where the gossip papers are king.
  • Top Murder Rates in the World Created: Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
    In October 2011, the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development released a report studying annual violent death rates around the world from 2004 through 2009, and ranked the most violent ...
  • Why is there conflict between Tutsis and Hutus? Created: Sunday, November 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    The origins of conflict between the Tutsi and Hutu peoples.
  • South Africa Created: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    A profile and fact sheet of the country of South Africa, with population figures, national symbols and a brief history, plus links.
  • Top Stories to Watch in 2011 - What Do You Think Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    About World News has given insight into the top world news stories to watch in the new year. What do you think are going to be the top new stories to watch in 2011?
  • Top News Stories of 2010 - Your Opinion on the Year's Top Stories Created: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    About World News has counted down the top 10 news stories of 2010, from massive leaks of secret, scandalous documents to a World Cup that was literally buzzing with regional flair. What's your take...
  • Readers Respond - U.N. Human Rights Council Created: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    Readers respond about the pros and cons of the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council.
  • Top 10 News Stories to Watch in 2010 Created: Tuesday, January 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    What will be the biggest headline-grabbers in 2010? Voice your opinion here.
  • Top 10 News Stories of the Decade - Readers Respond Created: Saturday, November 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    The news stories that shaped the first decade of the new millennium, from terrorism to natural and humanitarian disasters.
  • Readers Respond - Hugo Chavez Created: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    Readers respond on the direction and value of Hugo Chavez's Bolivarian Revolution.
  • Readers Respond - Mideast Peace Process Created: Sunday, August 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    Readers respond to whether peace can be forged in the Middle East.
  • What does Hugo Chavez mean by a Bolivarian Revolution? Created: Monday, July 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    A primer on the philosophy by which Venezuela's ruler governs and wants to spread to other Latin American nations.
  • What are some roadblocks to the road map for Middle East peace? Created: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    You won't find many who don't want to see peace in the Middle East, but the good-on-paper solutions face many real hurdles.
  • Insurgents and Terrorists Created: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Their tactics are vicious but they justify them with a conviction that their cause is just. Read about some rebels and insurgents across the globe.
  • Human Rights in Russia Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia began the painstaking route to a democratic society. But the road has not been easy and activists charge that in recent years the country has taken steps ...
  • Famous Speeches of the 2000s Created: Sunday, April 28, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    From war to the halls of peace, here are some well-known speeches from the early 21st century.
  • Religion in World News Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Here are some stories about the religious establishments that play a key role in world news.
  • Asia News Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Here are some issues, people and stories making the headlines in Asia.
  • Leaders in the Americas Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Here are some current and former leaders stretching from North America to South America.
  • Greece Austerity Protests Created: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    In the last week of June 2011, Greek lawmakers were faced with a tough choice: proceed with unpopular austerity measures on top of spending cuts and tax hikes that have already helped send unemploy...
  • 2011 Joplin Tornado Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 category tornado with winds between 225 and 250 mph slammed Joplin, Mo., a town of about 50,000, causing more than 140 deaths and an estimated $3 billion in damage. It was ...
  • Norway Attacks Created: Sunday, July 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    On July 22, 2011, a powerful bomb exploded in downtown Oslo, Norway, outside the prime minister's headquarters. Office windows were shattered up to a mile away. Two hours later and 50 miles away, a...
  • Pope John Paul II: A Life in Pictures Created: Sunday, May 01, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    On May 1, 2011, some 1.5 million pilgrims flooded Rome as the late Pope John Paul II was advanced one step closer to sainthood at a beatification Mass. Here are images of the life of the pope who r...
  • The Royal Wedding: Photos Created: Friday, April 29, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    On April 29, 2011, Prince William and Kate Middleton said their vows in Westminster Abbey before an estimated television audience of two billion people worldwide. Here are photos of the royal weddi...
  • Royal Wedding: William and Kate Created: Sunday, April 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Prince William and Kate Middleton marry on April 29, 2011, sending Britain abuzz and the excitement spilling across the pond. Here are images of the prince who is second in line to the throne of En...
  • Nuclear Disaster at Chernobyl Created: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    April 2011 marked 25 years since the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever known. On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Soviet Chernobyl plant, located in what is now Ukraine, release...
  • Japan Earthquake/Tsunami 2011 Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Japan weathers its worst crisis since World War II after the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that sent 33-foot tsunami waves crashing into its coast. As more details of the devastation become apparent, th...
  • Southern Sudan Votes on Secession Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    From Jan. 9-15, 2011, southern Sudanese flocked to the polls in a historic vote that determined they would separate and become an independent country. Here are images from that event.
  • Israel Strikes Gaza Created: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    On Dec. 27, 2008, after a week in which Hamas militants had launched more than 200 rockets into Israel, Israeli forces staged a massive air assault on Hamas strongholds in Gaza.
  • Pirates Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Cargo ships, tankers and even cruise ships passing through the Gulf of Aden are being accosted by what was once the stuff of high-seas legend -- pirates -- to the tune of millions of dollars. Unlik...
  • Fashion Pakistan Week Created: Sunday, November 08, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Pakistan's fashion week -- a four-day event that was postponed twice due to security concerns in a country wracked by tensions between Islamist factions and the more westernized urban areas -- show...
  • Terrorist Attacks on Mumbai Created: Friday, November 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013
    Gunmen storm locations ranging from hotels to a Jewish center as they target Westerners in a rampage through India's financial center.

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