<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - World]]> <![CDATA[Underwater volcano erupts, could create new island]]> <![CDATA[U.S., South Korea vow 'show of force' in military exercises aimed at North Korea]]> <![CDATA[North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son is promoted to four-star general]]> <![CDATA[Mexican marijuana smugglers turn to ultralight aircraft]]> Several times a week, drug smugglers somewhere along Mexico's border with the United States strap themselves into low-flying ultralight aircraft and take off with loads of marijuana. They usually fly at night with no lights and often, they're guided only by the dim screen of a handheld satellite navigation tool, looking for a precise spot in the desert.]]> <![CDATA[Magnitude 8.9 earthquake rocks Japan]]> The worst earthquake in generations struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, setting off a devastating tsunami that swallowed swaths of coastal territory and fanned out across the Pacific Ocean, threatening everything in its path.]]> <![CDATA[Relief groups in Haiti prepare for next stage of disaster: disease]]> <![CDATA[Trapped Chilean miners confirmed alive after more than 14 days]]> <![CDATA[Attack on Shiite procession in Pakistan kills at least 20]]> <![CDATA[Haiti, Dominican Republic now have smoother, but fragile, relationship]]> <![CDATA[China remains passive as Korean standoff escalates]]> <![CDATA[Iran rejects U.S. request to return spy drone]]> <![CDATA[Police, protesters clash in Cairo; 1 person killed]]> <![CDATA[North Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies]]> North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a “Dear Leader” while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media.]]> <![CDATA[Death toll in Philippine floods climbs to nearly 1,500]]> <![CDATA[Egyptian court halts virginity tests on female protesters]]> <![CDATA[Kim Jong Un to face stiff challenges as North Korea’s new leader]]> <![CDATA[Muslim villagers clash with Chinese authorities over mosque’s demolition]]> <![CDATA[Venezuelan consul in Miami ordered to leave U.S.]]> The United States has ordered the expulsion of Venezuela’s consul general in Miami after allegations surfaced that she discussed possible cyber-attacks on U.S. soil while she was stationed at her country’s embassy in Mexico.]]> <![CDATA[US presses China, Japan, South Korea to trim Iran oil imports]]> <![CDATA[Scientists warn that oceans' marine life on 'brink of extinction']]>