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Bill Clinton, party scramble to keep Senate Democratic

Conway - Bill Clinton returned to Arkansas in a bid to keep the US Senate Democratic, but he is fighting a Republican wave that could claim all Deep South senators for the first time in a decade.

Three dead, dozens wounded in Thai car bomb

Bangkok - A car bomb exploded on Friday outside a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing three people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.

Dalai Lama concerned about all global issues Special

Pretoria - The Office of Tibet in South Africa has celebrated the birthday of the country’s spiritual leader, Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as introducing the new Representative, Nangsa Chodon.

Taliban launch major offensive in Afghanistan's Helmand province

Kandahar - More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials said Wednesday, adding that 40 civilians have died in five days of fighting.

Microsoft uses South Korea ferry disaster to promote Office 365

Microsoft South Korea has seized the recent sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol to promote the company's Office 365 in a particularly tasteless piece of promotion.

Al-Qaeda claims deadly attack on Yemen army HQ: SITE

Aden - Al-Qaeda has claimed an attack on a Yemeni army headquarters in a tightly secured district of Aden in which 20 people died, most of them militants, a monitoring group said Thursday.

'Qaeda attack' on army HQ in south Yemen kills 11

Aden - Al-Qaeda militants launched a rocket and car bomb assault on an army headquarters in Yemen's southern city of Aden Wednesday in an assault that left 11 dead, including three attackers, officials said.

8 Yemen soldiers killed in 'Qaeda attack'

Aden - Gunmen in Yemen killed eight soldiers and wounded six on Monday when they attacked a checkpoint in Hadramawt province in the southeast, military sources said, with one blaming Al-Qaeda."Armed men aboard several vehicles attacked a checkpoint near Reida...

Woman shot dead, burnt in Thai deep south 'revenge attack'

Bangkok - A policeman's wife was shot dead and then set on fire in front of terrified shoppers at a busy market in Thailand's violence-ridden deep south, officials said Monday, in an apparent revenge attack.

Pakistan Taliban claim deadly attack on TV channel

Karachi - The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly attack on a private television channel in the southern city of Karachi and threatened further violence against media outlets.

Photo Essay: Everyday life in the restive south of Thailand Special

Terrorist bomb attacks, shootings and beheadings – no this isn’t London, this is the restive south of Thailand, but it isn’t all that bad. To a large degree life carries on as normal.

Deadly tornadoes rip through U.S. Deep South on Christmas Day

Mobile - Violent storms raged through much of the southern portion of the United States Christmas day, leaving a path of destruction and at least 5 dead.

EDL march through Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Rotherham - The English Defence League marched through Rotherham to highlight the politically correct cover up by authorities of crimes against young, white girls by offenders of a non-English background.

Princess Anne's lightning visit to South Africa Special

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, is on a lightning three-day visit to South Africa during which she has visited an eye hospital and attended a Thanksgiving service. Digital Journal was there.

Op-Ed: Caroline's Tough, Beautiful Change Special

Toronto - The production of Caroline, or Change currently running in Toronto made me wonder why Tony Kushner’s work isn’t produced more often in Canada.

Op-Ed: College football — The South shall rise again

Birmingham - Racial dominance still plays a role all across the South. This time, things are different, because the South is winning.

Op-Ed: South Sudan finally free but rosy future is not guaranteed

Juba - The peace agreement ending the near 40-year-long civil war in Sudan has culminated in a successful referendum and independence for South Sudan as Africa’s fifty-fourth country, but the undeveloped new nation faces huge challenges.

South Africa swoons over ‘own’ royals

Durban - South African media have been aflutter over their “own” princess and her husband Prince Albert II of Monaco since their arrival here Tuesday, July 5, 2001 only days after their wedding in Monte Carlo.

Hugh Masekela will be performing in Vancouver next week

Vancouver - One of South Africa's great musicians, Hugh Masekela is coming to Vancouver. When he gets here on Friday March 11, he will first give a lecture on the musician's role as a cultural ambassador and how music can raise social and political awareness.

South Korean parliament brawls over school meals

A physical fight broke out and politicians verbally insulted one another in the South Korean parliament. Politicians were fighting over the issue of free school meals for students.

Babies being rented to South African beggars

Pretoria - South African beggars have been renting babies from creches in Pretoria in order to gain more sympathy while on the streets.

Whites-only legal notice has Massachusetts residents furious

New Bedford - A law firm ran an ad for a foreclosed property recently that stated "whites only" in the property description which has set off a flurry of protests and complaints from both blacks and whites who were offended by the illegal, racist and discriminatory ad.

Op-Ed: Africa hosts World Cup amidst devastating poverty

The hosting of a World Cup in a continent whose people have suffered – and continue to endure – indescribable privations in the modern era may come to be regarded as one of the great postmodern illusions.

VP Biden visits Egypt, Kenya, South Africa on way to World Cup

Joe Biden, on his way to the World Cup has made a stop in Egypt to discuss world concerns about Iran's nuclear program. Next stop will be in Kenya then on South Africa for the Opening Ceremonies and to watch the US Men's National Soccer teams first match.

FBI investigates SC hate crime, victim shot and dragged for miles

Pomaria - Newberry County deputies say the murder suspect they arrested after a standoff Wednesday morning shot his victim in the head and then dragged him several miles while tied to the back of his truck. This is being investigated as a hate crime by the FBI.

Louisiana Man sentenced for Civil Rights violation cross-burning

Washington - Driven only by bigotry and hate, the defendant threatened members of his own family with violence because they associated with persons of another race, He erected a cross on their lawn and set it on fire in protest of interracial relationships.

Student's film racism history in KKK hoods, Teacher put on leave

Dahlonega - A teacher who allowed students taking part in a class project on racism to dress in KKK hoods to film a segment on the history of the Klan in the South. Some say it was racism, others ask how you can study racism in the US without looking at the KKK.

Deadly South Dakota tornadoes caught on video by Storm Chasers

Bowdle - Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers were in South Dakota this weekend and filmed the major tornadoes that hit the mid-west states. Storm's spun from this weather band are responsible for the death of one child and destruction at hundreds of farms and homes.

Racial overtones enter into Atlanta mayoral race

A mayoral race in Atlanta demonstrates that racial motivation comes from numerous corridors and is equally ugly - regardless of its source.

American Idol Judges Finally Served: Apologies to the South

Now in season eight, American Idol is still out rating every other show on TV, including President Obama. With the judges being a little nicer these days, a recent audition turned bad when the judges perceived a regional salutation to be a threat.
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
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One tail gate stepped it up a notch with a portable propane grill for their grilling pleasure.
One tail gate stepped it up a notch with a portable propane grill for their grilling pleasure.
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
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Cup goers await the first race of the day.
Cup goers await the first race of the day.
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Thai police perform security checks on bags inside the entrance to Sungai Golok Railway Station.
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A typical squatter camp in South Africa  known officially as an  informal settlement.
A typical squatter camp in South Africa, known officially as an "informal settlement."
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The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring  features both steeple chase and f...
The annual Carolina Cup held in Camden South Carolina each spring, features both steeple chase and flat horse races.
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A map of southern Sudan showing the region wishing to secede from the north.
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Food, a staple at the Cup, right along side beer, wine and mixed drinks.
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South African  parabats  do a mass jump from two Hercules transports. Photo by Janet Szabo.
South African 'parabats' do a mass jump from two Hercules transports. Photo by Janet Szabo.
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