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  • First lady Dolley Madison rescued a portrait of George Washington when she fled the White House set afire by the British in August 1814. (Associated Press)

    The War of 1812 at 200: All it wants is a little respect

    Currently enjoying its bicentennial, the War of 1812 occupies a musty, forgotten junk drawer in America's collective cultural consciousness, stuffed somewhere between the liberation of Grenada and the time Will Smith punched that extraterrestrial fighter pilot in the face.


  • Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan, center, escorts other actors on the red carpet prior to the opening ceremony of the Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Grand Theater Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Jackie Chan: Actor to combat Myanmar child trafficking

    Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan is going to Myanmar this week on a three-day mission to help combat child trafficking in the Southeast Asian nation.


  • Bombing victims are taken for burial in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, on Tuesday. Market bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed and wounded scores of people on Tuesday. One senior intelligence figure said he could not rule out that guards may have taken bribes to allow terrorists to penetrate security during a Shiite pilgrimage. (Associated Press)

    Bombs kill scores in Iraq attacks; officials suspect bribery

    Bombs pounded six Iraqi cities and towns Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and raising suspicion that security forces might be assisting terrorists in launching attacks on Shiite Muslims.


  • Jackie Chan to combat Myanmar child trafficking

    Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan is going to Myanmar this week on a three-day mission to help combat child trafficking in the Southeast Asian nation.


  • Russia's Medvedev rankles Japanese with visit to disputed Pacific islands

    In a visit that left Japan seething, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev traveled Tuesday to a disputed Pacific island and pledged to boost financing for four impoverished islands whose ownership has been disputed by Tokyo since World War II.


  • World Briefs: Protests force city to scrap copper plant

    A Chinese city announced Tuesday it has scrapped plans for a copper plant, apparently in response to thousands of people protesting the project's possible public health risks.


  • Suspected al Qaeda financier arrested in France

    French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Tuesday against a Tunisian administrator of an extremist French website who is suspected of playing a key role in financing and recruiting for al-Qaida and other violent groups.


  • Assad

    Assad regrets shooting of Turkish jet

    Syrian President Bashar Assad said he regrets the shooting down of a Turkish jet by his forces, and that he will not allow tensions between the two neighbors to deteriorate into an "armed conflict," a Turkish newspaper reported Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** Security forces inspect the scene where two car bombs exploded minutes apart in Hillah, about 60 miles (95 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Iraq bombings, market attacks leave 40 dead

    Market bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 40 people on Tuesday, and one senior intelligence figure said he could not rule out that guards may have taken bribes to allow terrorists to penetrate security during a Shiite pilgrimage.


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