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  • Can foreign mediators defuse Thailand’s red shirt protests?

    Can foreign mediators defuse Thailand’s red shirt protests?

    Thailand’s red shirt protesters on Thursday asked the European Union to send monitors to prevent a violent crackdown, one day after they clashed again with soldiers. Nobel peace laureate and East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta, whose country sought foreign aid against political violence, offers advice on outside mediators.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/21

    First Lady Michelle Obama flexes her muscles with the children at the River Terrace School in Washington, D.C., during a 'Let's Move' event to promote physical fitness on Wednesday.

  • In Pictures Oil rigs

    In this April 21 photo released by the US Coast Guard, a fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon burns 52-miles southeast of Venice, La. Helicopters, ships and an airplane searched waters off Louisiana's coast Wednesday for missing workers after an explosion and fire that left an offshore drilling platform tilting in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/14

    Former Alaskan governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gives her husband, Todd, a thumbs up as she begins to address a crowd at a stop of the Tea Party Express on Boston Common in Boston, Wednesday.

  • Jakarta, Indonesia: Slum kids find 'calling' in children's theater

    Global News Blog Jakarta, Indonesia: Slum kids find 'calling' in children's theater

    Youth from impoverished areas find an outlet in community-based children's theater and music classes in Jakarta, Indonesia, where millions are in need of assistance.

  • In Pictures Earth Hour 2010

    People place LED lights to form a 'No CO2' slogan in support of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases during the Earth Hour Saturday, in Taipei, Taiwan. More than 20 high-rise buildings in Taiwan's capital dimmed their lights for an hour in a gesture against global warming.

  • In Pictures Scenes from Earth Hour 2009

    The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Earth Hour is an annual global event held on the last Saturday of March, in which participants turn off non-essential electrical appliances for an hour in order to raise awareness on climate change. This picture provided by Commonwealth Edison shows buildings in downtown Chicago darkened during Earth Hour 2009 on Saturday, March 28, 2009. The Wrigley Building is seen at center.

  • Indonesia disappointed after Barack Obama delays trip

    Indonesia disappointed after Barack Obama delays trip

    Indonesians had already hung welcome home banners when US President Barack Obama delayed his visit to Jakarta. While disappointing to many, some hope it will allow him to stay longer in Indonesia in June.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/15

    President Barack Obama steps off the stage after speaking about health care reform on Monday at Walter F. Ehrnfelt Recreation and Senior Center in Strongsville, Ohio.

  • 'Coffee party' movement: Not far from the 'tea party' message?

    'Coffee party' movement: Not far from the 'tea party' message?

    The coffee party movement held its political kickoff Saturday at 370 locations across the US. At one Georgia meeting, the message didn't seem that different from the rival 'tea party' message.