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26 Killed as Attacks Rock Egypts Sinai

26 Killed as Attacks Rock Egypts Sinai

Friday, January 30, 2015 11:28

Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency. [caption id="attachment_40782" align="alignnone" width="600"] Egypt[/caption] The deadly ...

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Japan Condemns New Islamic State Video

Japan Condemns New Islamic State Video

Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:16

[caption id="attachment_40756" align="alignright" width="360"] New Islamic State Video[/caption] The mother of Islamic State captive Kenji Goto appealed for his life on Wednesday after a new video appeared to show the Japanese journalist saying he ...

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US Open Groundbreaking Talks with Cuba in Havana

US Open Groundbreaking Talks with Cuba in Havana

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:08

The United States and Cuba opened two days of historic talks in Havana on Wednesday to end decades of Cold War-era animosity and reestablish diplomatic relations. [caption id="attachment_40728" align="alignright" width="369"]...

New Year Stampede Kills 35, Injures Dozens

New Year Stampede Kills 35, Injures Dozens

Thursday, January 1, 2015 13:01

At least 35 people have been killed and dozens injured after a stampede broke out during New Year's celebrations in the Chinese city of Shanghai, state-run media reported early Thursday. [caption id="attachment_40625" align="alignright" width="360"] ...

Christmas Being Celebrated Today

Christmas Being Celebrated Today

Thursday, December 25, 2014 13:15

Like other parts of the globe, the Christian community in Pakistan is celebrating its holy festival of Christmas with religious zeal to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ, media reports Wednesday. [caption id="attachment_40595" align="alignnone" width="588"] Christmas ...

Modi Party Distances Itself From Religious Conversions

Modi Party Distances Itself From Religious Conversions

Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:38

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party said on Saturday it does not support forceful religious conversions, distancing itself from a sensitive issue that has drawn sharp criticism from opposition parties and hurt the government’s reform agenda. [caption id="attachment_40575" align="alignright" width="384"] ...

China Arrests US Aid Worker on N-Korean Border

China Arrests US Aid Worker on N-Korean Border

Saturday, December 20, 2014 14:05

China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region. [caption id="attachment_40554" align="alignright" width="360"] Chines Army[/caption]...

Threat Causes Partial Closure of Zurich Airport

Threat Causes Partial Closure of Zurich Airport

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:51

Zurich airport was partially closed late Monday after a "threat" was received, police said, without giving further details. "The airport is facing a threat," Carmen Surber, spokeswoman for the local Zurich police, told AFP, declining to specify the nature of the threat. [caption id="attachment_40515" align="alignnone" width="600"]...

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Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Take First Steps of Freedom in Uruguay After 12 Years in Detention

Ex-Guantanamo Inmates Take First Steps of Freedom in Uruguay After 12 Years in Detention

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:15

Six Guantanamo inmates transferred to Uruguay were set to leave hospital Monday in freedom after more than a decade in what one called the “black hole” of the US military prison. [caption id="attachment_40498" align="alignright" width="384"]...

2014 Devastating Year for Children (UN Report)

2014 Devastating Year for Children (UN Report)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:09

Year 2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children’s agency said Monday. [caption id="attachment_40494" align="alignright" width="384"]...