<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - World]]> <![CDATA[Army evacuation came within inches of disaster]]> KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — As Chief Warrant Officer 3 James Woolley eased the giant Chinook down into the mud-walled compound, Special Forces troops on the ground dashed to form a perimeter to protect the helicopter, a prize target for Taliban insurgents.]]> <![CDATA[Car bomb in Pakistan marketplace kills 34]]> <![CDATA[40 Cuban dissidents beaten, detained after visiting political prisoner's tomb, activists say]]> <![CDATA[Car bomb explodes outside U.S. base in Afghanistan]]> <![CDATA[Karzai, Afghan rival will vie again in election runoff]]> <![CDATA[Kim Jong Un to face stiff challenges as North Korea’s new leader]]> <![CDATA[Afghanistan braces for round 2 of marathon election]]> <![CDATA[S.C. Senator forces U.S. change on Honduras stance on elections]]> <![CDATA[Pakistan says it will help train Afghan soldiers to fight Taliban]]> <![CDATA[Haiti scrambles to get its financial system up and running]]> <![CDATA[Iraqi journalist held 17 months released]]> <![CDATA[Obama to Mubarak: Egypt transition 'must begin now']]> With Egypt's major cities flooded by protesters Tuesday demanding the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, President Barack Obama took another major step away from the United States' strongest Arab ally, telling him that an orderly transition to a new regime "must begin now."]]> <![CDATA[U.N. reports 111,481 confirmed deaths in four areas in Haiti]]> <![CDATA[Haiti's cholera epidemic reaches the Dominican Republic]]> <![CDATA[China faces problem familiar to US: Flood of illegal workers]]> <![CDATA[After heated debate, Catalonia bans bullfighting]]> The independence-minded region of Catalonia became the first on the Spanish mainland to outlaw bullfighting Wednesday after impassioned debate. Lawmakers in Catalonia's regional assembly approved the ban after emotional speeches that mixed expressions of support for maintaining tradition with denunciations of bullfighting as institutionalized cruelty.]]> <![CDATA[Londoners who saw worst of riots have mixed views on police]]> <![CDATA[Mexico fires 3,200 federal police officers]]> <![CDATA[An extradited Noriega returns to Panama]]> Manuel Noriega, the onetime military dictator of Panama who also moonlighted as a CIA spy and successful drug-trafficking money launderer, was flown home Sunday after two decades in U.S. and French prisons and faced yet more jail time in Panama.]]> <![CDATA[Iran, Saudi Arabia tensions rise over missing scientist]]>