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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/12

    Spectators watch fireworks organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic space flight, in Moscow's Victory Park.

  • Belarus seeks two in terror attack that baffles security experts

    Belarus seeks two in terror attack that baffles security experts

    Belarus authorities say they have images of two male suspects in what experts call a sophisticated terror attack. They have tightened security around Minsk metro stations.

  • Blast rocks Minsk subway at rush hour, 7 reported killed

    Blast rocks Minsk subway at rush hour, 7 reported killed

    A blast at a metro station in the Belarusian capital Minsk killed seven people and injured about 50. The cause is not yet known.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/23

    Petty Officer Third Class David Weir kisses his wife, Jessica, and son, Cody, as he prepares to deploy on the USS Bataan from Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va. The USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group is deploying to the Mediterranean Sea to aid international efforts in Libya.

  • As world rethinks nuclear power, Russia to invest $9 billion in Belarus plant

    As world rethinks nuclear power, Russia to invest $9 billion in Belarus plant

    While much of the world is questioning investment in nuclear power amid Japan's crisis, Russia announced it will build a reactor in Belarus, where large areas remain closed off due to the Chernobyl meltdown.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/07

    Children dressed as devils wait at the Malecon to take part in the last day of the annual national carnival in Santo Domingo.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/06

    A Belarussian Interior Ministry soldier has a masonry block on his chest smashed by a flaming hammer as part of Maslenitsa celebrations in Minsk, Sunday, March 6. Maslenitsa is a pagan holiday marking the end of winter celebrated by pancake eating and shows of strength.

  • Opinion What should Obama do with Libya's Qaddafi? Tell him to go to Belarus.

    The Obama administration should encourage its allies to influence Qaddafi to flee to Belarus. Its brutal Lukashenko regime is Qaddafi's closest military and political ally. Qaddafi's departure to Belarus would be the best and fastest way to stop the bloodshed that he is unleashing in Libya.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 0220

    A float depicting President Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/28

    An Egyptian anti-government activist kisses a riot police officer following clashes in Cairo. Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Egypt, stoning and confronting police who fired back with rubber bullets and tear gas in the most violent and chaotic scenes yet in the challenge to President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule.