<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - World]]> <![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[In Mexico, racism is alive and well]]> <![CDATA[Death toll in Philippine floods climbs to nearly 1,500]]> <![CDATA[Allegations of fraud surround vote-counting process in Iraq]]> As the first, incomplete results from Iraq's weekend election trickled in Thursday, a prominent opposition group supported mostly by Sunnis Muslims made fraud allegations that could taint the legitimacy of the outcome.]]> <![CDATA[Japan's ocean radiation hits 7.5 million times legal limit]]> <![CDATA[Northern Ireland in uproar over lawmaker's secret affair with teen]]> <![CDATA[Chile rejoices as more miners are transported to safety]]> As a new day dawned, the 13th man trapped for more than two months in a Chilean mine was pulled to safety. About 9:35 a.m. local time Wednesday, sounds of rejoicing filled the camp in the Chilean desert where hundreds of international media were holding vigil along with family members of 33 gold and copper miners entombed half a mile below ground.]]> <![CDATA[Chile's trapped miners to watch soccer live]]> <![CDATA[China faces problem familiar to US: Flood of illegal workers]]> <![CDATA[North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's son is promoted to four-star general]]> <![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[U.S. military officials say Iran could have nuclear weapon in 3-5 years]]> <![CDATA[Mexican drug lord, in a rare interview, says his death wouldn't hurt drug trade]]> One of Mexico's top drug lords, a fugitive for years, has given a clandestine interview to a Mexican magazine in which he says he would contemplate suicide rather than be taken alive. Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada says he lives "in panic" of being imprisoned but that if he is eliminated, there would be little impact on the flourishing narcotics trade.]]> <![CDATA[Mummies found in China shed some of their political sensitivity]]> Almost invariably when visitors approach the middle-aged woman enshrined in a climatized exhibit case in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum, they pause and do a double take. What gets the most attention is her nose: high-bridged, slightly hooked, the sort of nose that reminds you of Meryl Streep.]]> <![CDATA[For many, no aid is in sight in Haiti]]> <![CDATA[Tensions persist in 'Cove' town]]> <![CDATA[To Afghanistan's many problems, now add the flu]]> KABUL, Afghanistan — As if the Taliban, car bombs, roadside bombs, leftover Soviet land mines, political unrest and errant NATO air attacks weren't enough, Afghans are facing a new killer: the H1N1 flu pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[US ambassador leaves Syria after ‘credible threats’ to safety]]> <![CDATA[Scientists drill beneath Dead Sea in search of priceless data]]> If you thought you couldn't get any lower than the Dead Sea, think again. You can go under it. Scientists here are drilling 1,640 feet beneath the bottom of the Dead Sea, to a depth of more than 2,600 feet below sea level.]]> <![CDATA[Karzai to accept fraud-audit results; government deal uncertain]]>