Tunisia's main Islamist party claimed today to have taken the biggest block of votes in historic free polls, as the cradle of the Arab Spring basked in praise for its democratic revolution. Official results were not due until October 25.
Turkey accepted humanitarian aid from Israel despite strained relations as the death toll from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake rose to 523, officials said. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the government would more strictly enforce building laws and demolish particularly weak buildings. Poor construction has been cited as a reason for the extent of the disaster.
A few dozen people showed up to demonstrate outside Fox Studios where News Corp. is holding its annual shareholders meeting. Murdoch is facing shareholders with small stakes in his company for the first time since a phone-hacking scandal broke in July.
Yemeni government forces clashed once again with opposition groups as they marched in the capital of Sanaa. The troops shot and killed 14 demonstrators in their attempt to block the protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and U.S. President Barak Obama addressed workers at the General Motors Orion Assembly Plant in Orion Township, Michigan. Lee and Obama toured the plant while celebrating a U.S. trade agreement with South Korea that will open up economic opportunities and support jobs on both sides of the Pacific. UPI/John F. Martin/General Motors
The Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC was dedicated on October 16, 2011. The ceremony for the slain civil rights leader had been postponed earlier in the summer because of Tropical Storm Irene.
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators celebrate upon hearing the news that officials decided against cleaning up the park and removing the protestors who have been camping out for over three weeks on October 14, 2011 in New York City.
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and Lee's wife Kim Yoon-ok for a State Dinner at the White House in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 2011. The State Visit comes only a day after congress passed a free trade agreement with South Korea.
President Obama greeted South Korean President Lee Myung-bak amid a rain storm in Washington, DC on October 13, 2011. The state visit comes just a day after Congress passed a free trade agreement with South Korea.
Apple announced the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs on October 5, 2011. He was 56. Jobs was the founder and former CEO of Apple that transformed personal computer technology and invented devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad.
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