<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - World]]> <![CDATA[Murdoch-owned British tabloid accused of intercepting voicemail of slain girl]]> <![CDATA[Afghans, Pakistanis voice doubts about U.S. strategy]]> <![CDATA[Iran signs $10 billion gas pipeline deal with Iraq, Syria]]> <![CDATA[Haitian President Rene Preval makes rare public appearance to hear frustrations]]> <![CDATA[U.S. military embarks on large medical evacuation]]> <![CDATA[North threatens another attack on island as S. Korea plans drills]]> <![CDATA[Dalai Lama wants to relinquish role as leader of Tibet government]]> The Dalai Lama plans on giving up his largely ceremonial role as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, an aide said Tuesday, in what appeared to be part of a long-term strategy to make the movement less vulnerable to Chinese strong-arm tactics.]]> <![CDATA[Mexico bristles as some U.S. states relax marijuana laws]]> As more U.S. states permit medical marijuana, and California considers legalizing cannabis sales to adults, Mexico is voicing irritation at the gap between drug laws north and south of the border and saying it undercuts the battle against Mexico's violent drug cartels. Mexico Secretary of the Interior Fernando Gomez Mont said last week the U.S. medical marijuana trend was "worrisome" and "complicates in a grave way" efforts to resolve Mexico's soaring drug-related violence.]]> <![CDATA[Biologists report damage to Great Barrier Reef after shipping accident]]> Over the years, retired fishing Capt. Mike Prior has seen their numbers grow, the large trawlers and freighters cruising recklessly through federally protected waters without proper guidance. On Tuesday, authorities were investigating the shipwreck of one such apparent vessel — a Chinese-flagged bulk coal carrier that slammed into the Great Barrier Reef, skippered by a captain who allegedly ignored the fact he was outside the shipping lanes without a trained marine pilot because he was trying to make time.]]> <![CDATA[US missile strike kills 20 in northwest Pakistan]]> <![CDATA[Yemeni leader agrees to plan for his resignation]]> <![CDATA[FBI returns smuggled artifacts to Peru, Ecuador]]> <![CDATA[President of Eritrea dismisses allegations]]> ASMARA, Eritrea — In this lonely corner of the world, the first sign of distress is the luggage. When one of the few international flights that are still operating here touched down one recent afternoon, the returning passengers emerged from baggage claim as if from a big shopping trip. Old metal trolleys squealed under the weight of mundane items: tires, a laptop computer, tubs of detergent and duffel bags crammed so tightly with food that tin cans bulged through the fabric.]]> <![CDATA[Honduras deal collapses; Zelaya's backers blame U.S.]]> <![CDATA[At least 69 killed in weekend bombings, shootings in Iraq]]> <![CDATA[Iran agrees to new nuclear talks]]> <![CDATA[A desperate plea from a Mexican newspaper]]> <![CDATA[Police, protesters clash in Cairo; 1 person killed]]> <![CDATA[Muslim villagers clash with Chinese authorities over mosque’s demolition]]> <![CDATA[Japan quake toll could number in tens of thousands]]> With a death toll expected to climb into the tens of thousands, more than a half-million people displaced and a nuclear crisis continuing to unfold, rescuers converged Monday on Japan's devastated earthquake zone while workers in relatively unaffected areas struggled to return to offices and factories.]]>