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14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers

14 years after 9/11, One World Trade Center lacks the bustle of the old Twin Towers Watch

Business & Economics

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Following the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks in New York, Larry Silverstein, the property developer who had bought the lease to the ...

Woman finally meets man with her dead brother's transplanted face

Woman finally meets man with her dead brother's transplanted face Watch

U.S.

Transplant recipients do not normally meet the families of their donors. An exception was made in the case of Rebekah Aversano, who met the man ...

Western women break original 'jihadi bride' sterotypes

Western women break original 'jihadi bride' sterotypes Watch

Middle East

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

With a significant number of educated women from comfortable lives in the West joining the Islamic State, they are breaking the "jihadi bride" ...

BRIBERY AND GRAFT: Ugandan families tricked into giving up children for U.S. adoption

BRIBERY AND GRAFT: Ugandan families tricked into giving up children for U.S. adoption Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Ugandan families have been bribed, tricked or coerced into giving up their children to U.S. citizens and other foreigners for adoption, a Thomson ...

President Obama meets with ISIS executed journalist Steven Sotloff's family during Florida trip

President Obama meets with ISIS executed journalist Steven Sotloff's family during Florida trip Watch

U.S.

United States President, Barack Obama met with the family of slain American journalist Steven Sotloff during his trip to Miami. Islamic State ...

Friday, May 29 - Homily: No Backup Plan

Friday, May 29 - Homily: No Backup Plan Watch

Daily Homilies

Father Joachim's relates a catechetical tale reminding us that God doesn't have a backup plan for evangelizing the world, we are the plan. Do we ...

Treasure hunters claim to have uncovered $2 million of missing Confederate gold in Lake Michigan shipwreck

Treasure hunters claim to have uncovered $2 million of missing Confederate gold in Lake Michigan shipwreck Watch

U.S.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Treasure hunters claim they discovered $2 million worth of gold, originally stolen from the Confederates after the Civil War, in a Lake Michigan ...

'Human beings should not be sold' Ugandan grandmother decries system that tore her grandchild from her family

'Human beings should not be sold' Ugandan grandmother decries system that tore her grandchild from her family Watch

Africa

By Katy Migiro and Tom Esslemont, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The first time Jaja, a Ugandan woman, saw her one-year-old granddaughter, she was in the arms of an American man who she was told had "bought" ...

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on bank charges

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on bank charges Watch

Politics & Policy

Many questions continue to swirl about the indictments faced by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. The 73-year-old Hastert is facing bank ...

Beat fatigue with these healthy tips and tricks

Beat fatigue with these healthy tips and tricks Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A lot of people wake up feeling tired in the morning and the exhaustion progresses throughout the day. This causes a poor and insufficient ...

Michael Jackson's 'Neverland Ranch' up for sale for $100 million

Michael Jackson's 'Neverland Ranch' up for sale for $100 million Watch

U.S.

Late pop music superstar, Michael Jackson's famous retreat, Neverland Ranch is now up for grabs at $100 million. The former fantasyland currently ...

Loving dog owner takes his terminally ill pet on unforgettable coast-to-coast trip (PHOTOS)

Loving dog owner takes his terminally ill pet on unforgettable coast-to-coast trip (PHOTOS) Watch

Marriage & Family

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thomas Neil Rodriguez, who goes by the name DJ Neil Armstrong, has taken his terminally ill dog, who he has owned for 15 years, on an unforgettable ...

Has Christianity become public enemy number one? Christianity faces 'real and present danger'

Has Christianity become public enemy number one? Christianity faces 'real and present danger' Watch

Politics & Policy

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Republican Presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio has claimed that in the United States, Christianity is facing a "real and present danger" ...

The newest 'cure' for breast cancer: Scientists reveal unexpected new findings with an osteoporosis drug

The newest 'cure' for breast cancer: Scientists reveal unexpected new findings with an osteoporosis drug Watch

Health

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists have recently discovered a way to prevent breast cancer from spreading into the bones. This could serve as good news for women everywhere ...

India's blistering heat continues: Roadways are MELTING under the sun

India's blistering heat continues: Roadways are MELTING under the sun Watch

Asia Pacific

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Forecasters issued a warning that the extreme heat beating down on India will continue to get worse. About 1,100 people have already died from the ...

Ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra scene of mass execution by ISIS

Ancient Roman amphitheatre in Palmyra scene of mass execution by ISIS Watch

Middle East

While there is widespread concern about the destruction priceless antiquities in the Syrian town of Palmyra - now in the hands of the Islamic ...

Does disaster film 'San Andreas' prophesize the destruction of California?

Does disaster film 'San Andreas' prophesize the destruction of California? Watch

Movies

They say everyone enjoys an apocalyptic future, as they require nothing from us. Overall, audiences have bypassed the hopeful, utopian ...

NOWHERE TO TURN: Iraqi civilians fleeing Ramadi chained up and led through desert by Iraqi militia

NOWHERE TO TURN: Iraqi civilians fleeing Ramadi chained up and led through desert by Iraqi militia Watch

Middle East

Hundreds of civilians who escaped the Iraqi city of Ramadi, after it fell to the hands of Islamic State, learned that their ordeal had only ...

A warning to China? Japan joins U.S., Australian joint Pacific exercise

A warning to China? Japan joins U.S., Australian joint Pacific exercise Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Talisman Sabre, a major, biennial joint U.S.-Australian military exercise taking place in the Pacific, will gain a new and unexpected partner due ...

HEART, HEAL THYSELF! Radical new approach for heart failure patients

HEART, HEAL THYSELF! Radical new approach for heart failure patients Watch

Health

It's an example of doctors saying, "Heart... heal thyself!" Oxford University researchers are touting a revolutionary treatment where the heart ...

Size of two football fields: Double Century is the world's largest 'giga-yacht'

Size of two football fields: Double Century is the world's largest 'giga-yacht' Watch

Technology

The super yacht intended to eclipse all others, the Double Century, has been revealed for the first time. Sporting an incredible nine decks, ...

Herpes curing cancer? New study aims to prove radical cancer treatment

Herpes curing cancer? New study aims to prove radical cancer treatment Watch

Health

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that a genetically modified strain of the herpes virus may be capable of ...

Christian pastors face possible death penalty for practicing faith in Sudan

Christian pastors face possible death penalty for practicing faith in Sudan Watch

Africa

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Presbyterian Christian preachers, Yat Michael Ruot and Peter Yein Reith, were reportedly detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service ...

ANTHRAX IS BACK: U.S. Military accidentally ships live anthrax

ANTHRAX IS BACK: U.S. Military accidentally ships live anthrax Watch

U.S.

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Some samples negligently sent by the U.S. Military contained live anthrax. Four lab workers from the United States and about 22 overseas, who come in ...

Poland to take in persecuted Christian families from Syria

Poland to take in persecuted Christian families from Syria Watch

Europe

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The massive amount of persecution against Christians in Syria has led Poland to announce they are willing to take Christian families in. To start ...

Anti-ISIS art exhibit in Iran shows the most appalling ISIS atrocities as cartoons

Anti-ISIS art exhibit in Iran shows the most appalling ISIS atrocities as cartoons Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Artists from around the world participated in an anti-ISIS cartoon and caricature competition held in Iran. The images, showing shocking depictions ...