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URL :http://worldblog.nbcnews.com/
Filed Under:News
Posts on Regator:1245
Posts / Week:5
Archived Since:June 30, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Ukrainian protesters clash with police in anti-government rally

3 months agoNews : World Blog

KIEV — Protesters on the sidelines of an anti-government rally in Ukraine clashed on Sunday with riot police, attacking them with sticks and trying to overturn a bus commandeered by police to block the main road leading to parliament. The clashes broke out after opposition …

New Year's Eve: Global revelers begin ringing in 2014

3 months agoNews : World Blog

The global party has begun, as Sydney’s skyline lit up with an out of this world fireworks show to ring in 2014. For the first time in more than a decade, pyrotechnics were launched from the iconic Sydney Opera House, giving the estimated 1.6 million revelers gathered arou …

Hotel magnate and wine entrepreneur feared dead in crash after chateau sale

4 months agoNews : World Blog

By Claude Canellas, Reuters BORDEAUX, France — A Chinese hotel magnate and a French wine entrepreneur were feared dead with two others on Saturday after their helicopter crashed hours after they had agreed on the sale of a luxury Bordeaux chateau, police said. Lam Kok, owne …

Three 'slaves' rescued in London were shackled by 'invisible handcuffs,' police say

5 months agoNews : World Blog

Three women who police say lived as slaves in a London house with their captors for 30 years were shackled by "invisible handcuffs," investigators said Saturday. The “highly traumatized” women were rescued last month from the home in South London after calling Freedom …

Two French journalists kidnapped and killed in northern Mali

5 months agoNews : World Blog

Two French journalists were found killed just hours after being kidnapped by gunmen in northern Mali on Saturday, according to the French Foreign Ministry. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, who were correspondents for the radio Station RFI, were taken at approximately 1 p.m. in …

Tropical Storm Karen prompts hurricane watch along Gulf Coast

6 months agoNews : World Blog

Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting a hurricane watch along the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida. Hurricane watches are in affect from Grand Isle, La., eastward to Indian Pass, Fla., according to the National Hurricane Center. The watch are …

Inside a refugee camp with Syria's 'lost generation'

8 months agoNews : World Blog

They haven’t seen their father in weeks, and their mother weeps for their lost innocence and uncertain future. Their dreams are filled with the playmates who have been killed before their eyes in their southern Syrian town. Seven-year-old Jalal and 10-year-old Gassem are a …

Iran's president-elect urges U.S. to 'look to the future'

10 months agoNews : World Blog

TEHRAN, Iran - President-elect Hassan Rowhani struck a markedly conciliatory tone Monday, and held out the prospect of improved relations with the United States. When asked what he thought of the American congratulations to him and the Iranian people, as well as an offer to hold …

China warns against troublemaking on Korean Peninsula

last yearNews : World Blog

BEIJING/SEOUL — China on Sunday warned against "troublemaking" on its doorstep, in an apparent rebuke to North Korea. The North, led by 30-year-old Kim Jong-un, has been issuing vitriolic threats of war against the United States and U.S.-backed South Korea since the Unit …

'Marmageddon' is over! New Zealand rejoices over return of Marmite spread

last yearNews : World Blog

New Zealand's sticky black sandwich spread is finally back on breakfast tables after fans suffered through a year of what they dramatically described as “Marmageddon.” Supermarkets began selling Marmite again Wednesday for the first time since March 2012, when suppli …

Report: Chinese army tied to widespread US hacking

last yearNews : World Blog

BEIJING – A group of hackers linked to the Chinese military has stolen reams of sensitive data from more than 100 prominent American companies and organizations, according to an explosive new report. “The details we have analyzed during hundreds of investigations con …

Beer now considered alcohol, not food, in Russia as new restrictions take hold

last yearNews : World Blog

It will be tougher for Russians to cry in their beer in 2013. Restrictions on when and where beer can be sold go into effect Jan. 1 with a law that declared beer is alcohol, not food. Under the new rules, beer can only be sold in licensed outlets -- not street kiosks, gas statio …

Intruder snatches keys in Tower of London security scare

last yearNews : World Blog

LONDON - A burglar broke into the grounds of the Tower of London - the ancient fortress that is home to the Crown Jewels - and snatched several keys before being spotted and escorted off the premises, officials said Monday. Police are now investigating the crime, at one of …

Angelina Jolie visits Syrian border, pleads for end to 'horrific situation'

2 years agoNews : World Blog

The Syrian civil war has been raging for more than a year and a half, and Tuesday morning a fresh face stepped into the mix, as Angelina Jolie visited the Al Zaatri refugee camp near the country's border with Jordan. TODAY's Ann Curry was on hand to find out what the actress saw, …

Greenpeace 'bombs' French nuclear reactor -- could it happen in US?

2 years agoNews : World Blog

A paragliding Greenpeace activist who dropped a smoke bomb over a French nuclear reactor on Wednesday added a new element to the presidential race there -- and raised the question of whether the same, or worse, could happen at a U.S. nuclear reactor.

Kenyans use cell phones for everything from buying groceries to paying rent

2 years agoNews : World Blog

NAIROBI, Kenya – Imagine paying just $20 for a fancy cell phone with a good calling plan. Or how about working with a cell phone company that won’t obligate you to sign one of those tricky multiyear contracts with deceptive pricing plans detailed in tiny print that s …

LIVE Chat: Ask NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin your questions about Syria

2 years agoNews : World Blog

Syria's defense minister and President Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law were killed in a Damascus bomb attack Wednesday, state TV reported. It appears to be the most serious blow to Assad’s regime in the country's 16-month-old rebellion. However no footage of the attack …

Is Berlusconi prepping another bid to lead cash-strapped Italy?

2 years agoNews : World Blog

ROME, Italy -- It could be back to the future for Silvio Berlusconi -- and Italy as well. Speculation was rife Thursday that the 75-year-old former Italian prime minister -- who resigned from office under intense pressure last November after it became clear he could not tackle t …

For many Pakistanis, 'U.S.A.' means 'drones'

2 years agoNews : World Blog

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – When attorney Shahzad Akbar began filing lawsuits against the Pakistan government on behalf of drone strike victims in 2010, some of his close friends started calling him "Taliban lawyer." "But now, two years later, they don't do that anymore," he sai …

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