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By Tony Sadiku on March 18th, 2013 | Last updated: March 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm
Obama will meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
By Samantha Shavell on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I Wednesday. People in Gainesville are having different reactions to the decision.
By Bianca Ventura on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm
At 2 p.m. EST (8 p.m. in Rome), Pope Benedict XVI officially ended his papacy, becoming the first pope in 600 years to resign. WUFT’s Bianca Ventura spoke with local Catholics for their thoughts.
By Virginia Hamrick on February 27th, 2013 | Last updated: February 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm
Despite findings of horse meat in Europe, local experts say this is not a problem for Floridians and finding horse meat in America is unheard of.
By Trevor Sikkema on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 15, 2013 at 5:44 pm
A meteorite explosion that injured about 1,200 people Friday in Russia. A UF geologist said meteorites similar to that one are not uncommon.
By Jesse Pagan on February 14th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm
Brazil’s economic success has made its economy the sixth largest in the world. The country will be the focus of the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies’ 62nd annual conference called “Emergent Brazil.”
By Erik Ugartachea and Monica Marin-Diaz on February 11th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 9:27 am
While speaking to the College of Cardinals the morning of Feb. 11, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, citing health reasons that limit his abilities.
By Jesse Pagan on February 7th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 1:54 pm
An asteroid will pass close to Earth on Feb. 15, but won’t be close enough to impact. It will come closer than some weather satellites orbit.
By Leah Harding on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm
UF assistant professor Terje Ostebo said the Algerian hostage-taking is an attempt to prevent Western invasions, such as France’s invasion of Mali.
By Cassandra Vangellow on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Communities around the world will celebrate St. Nicholas today. This secret gift giver served as an eventual model for Santa Claus.