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  • Inside China

    The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il touched off an instant media frenzy inside China, a state that proudly proclaimed North Korea to be its closest ideological and geopolitical ally.

  • A demonstrator gestures under a large poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a rally in Damascus, Syria, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman)

    Activists: Syrian troops kill 100 in village

    Government forces surrounded residents of a restive Syrian village in a valley and killed all those trapped inside — more than 100 people — in a barrage of rockets, tank shells, bombs and gunfire that lasted for hours, a witness and two activist groups said Wednesday.

  • Inside the Ring

    Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman is working on a major Obama administration initiative that would renew scientist exchanges between U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories and Chinese nuclear facilities.

  • Soldiers move down a street in Daraa, Syria, in this video scene shown on the Internet. Amateur video emerged Monday from Syria that purported to show ongoing violence in the country. Scenes could not be independently verified as showing the Syrian government brutalizing its people. (Associated Press)

    Syrian forces reportedly kill more than 200

    Syrian security forces this week killed more than 200 people on the eve of a visit by international observers monitoring Syria's compliance with an Arab League peace plan, according to eyewitnesses, activists and opposition sources.

  • Martha Mahlangu cries as she talks about her late son, Solomon, an anti-apartheid guerrilla who was hanged on April 6, 1979. (Associated Press)

    South Africa gallows site becomes museum, memorial

    Martha Mahlangu can't bear to visit the prison where her son, an anti-apartheid guerrilla, was hanged.

  • ** FILE ** In this Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, Iraq's vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)

    Iraq's Sunni VP denies charges he ran hit squad

    Iraq's Sunni vice president denied charges he ran a hit squad that killed government officials during the nation's wave of sectarian bloodletting, accusing the Shiite-led government Tuesday of waging a campaign of persecution.

  • US says don't publish recipe for lab-bred bird flu

    Scientists have genetically engineered bird flu so it can spread easily between mammals _ work necessary to prepare in case the dangerous virus ever mutates on its own and spreads from person-to-person. Now the U.S. government is asking those researchers not to publish the details in scientific journals.

  • Paroled U.S. activist Lori Berenson, accompanied by her son, Salvador Apari, waits at the international airport in Lima, Peru, on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, before boarding a plane to the United States. (AP Photo/Frank Bajak)

    Paroled American Berenson arrives in U.S.

    Paroled American Lori Berenson, who stirred international controversy when she was convicted of aiding Peruvian guerrillas, arrived in the United States on Tuesday morning for her first visit home since Peruvian authorities arrested her in 1995.

  • President Obama (center) and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) greet Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, on the apron at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama, Biden welcome home U.S. commander in Iraq

    Blending solemn tradition with joyous reunion, the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq returned home to U.S. soil Tuesday, greeted by his wife and his president in an understated ceremony to mark the end of a nine-year conflict that has defined a generation.

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