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Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria

Boko Haram undermines stability of Nigeria Watch

Africa

While the Nigerian army has made movies to retake two small villages overrun by the Islamist sect Boko Haram, another terrorist attack was ...

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar

Faithful gather to celebrate 500 years of the Catholic Church in Myanmar Watch

Asia Pacific

As the Catholic Church there begins to celebrate its 500 years there, Christianity remains a small minority in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar. ...

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower?

China's icy heart? Has the Catholic Church warmed up the Asian superpower? Watch

Asia Pacific

Relations between the Vatican and China have been frosty since the communist takeover in the 1950s, and the Holy See has found it very difficult ...

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy

Lessons not learned: 132 Indian women sterilized in five hours following tragedy Watch

Asia Pacific

The nation of India recently saw the deaths of 13 women, with as many as 50 women seriously injured after a hasty mass sterilization camp in ...

Jordan's Queen Rania denounces ISIS for plunging Arab world 'back to the Dark Ages'

Jordan's Queen Rania denounces ISIS for plunging Arab world 'back to the Dark Ages' Watch

Middle East

Known for her poise and beauty, Queen Rania didn't hold back in denouncing the repugnant activities of Islamic State during a powerful address to ...

Who really was Jack the Ripper? New evidence points to one man

Who really was Jack the Ripper? New evidence points to one man Watch

Europe

A new theory about the identity of infamous 19th century London serial killer Jack the Ripper may explain why the murderer was able to elude ...

Defense officials warn that airstrikes are not stopping Islamic State's conquest of Iraq and Syria

Defense officials warn that airstrikes are not stopping Islamic State's conquest of Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

President Obama's multi-month campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria, while a major moral booster for Iraqi forces ...

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians

Humanitarian truce declared in Libya to evacuate civilians Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Forces loyal to the retired General Khalifa Haftar fighting Islamist groups such as Ansar Charia in Libya has reached a boiling point. The two ...

Former African child slave speaks out

Former African child slave speaks out Watch

Africa

By Emma Batha, Thomson Reuters Foundation

At six years old James Kofi Annan was sold into slavery. For seven years he risked his life diving into the murky waters of Ghana's vast Lake ...

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces Watch

Asia Pacific

By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Nearly two billion people use water contaminated by feces, posing a global health risk despite billions of dollars spent on sanitation, said a ...

Which countries drink the most beer? Our list may surprise you!

Which countries drink the most beer? Our list may surprise you! Watch

Europe

Who still drinks beer?  Beer is one of the most widely consumed beverages, behind water and tea.  Beer is also a Catholic tradition, ...

Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier

Five million people expected in Goa, India to venerate St. Francis Xavier Watch

Asia Pacific

Five million people are expected to flood Goa, India in order to venerate the remains of 16th century Spanish missionary Francis Xavier. The ...

PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby'

PHOTO: Baby born with four arms, four legs in India called 'God's baby' Watch

Asia Pacific

A baby boy born with four arms and four legs is drawing crowds to Baruipur, a city in India's eastern West Bengal State. The child has been ...

Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity

Eight reasons why North Korea's leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity Watch

Asia Pacific

The Telegraph has published a list of eight crimes for which North Korea and its leadership could be tried in international court. Although the odds ...

SCARY VIDEO! What the heck blew up in Russia's sky? Was it a meteor or something stranger?!

SCARY VIDEO! What the heck blew up in Russia's sky? Was it a meteor or something stranger?! Watch

Europe

What was the mysterious phenomena that occurred in Russia and was witnessed and captured on camera by dozens of motorists? It appears that nobody ...

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha: Western Giants Launch Dangerous and Controversial Contraceptive in Africa Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

Who will speak up for the women of Africa? Who will lament the crass disregard for their well-being? Who will complain about the cruel disrespect ...

Religious extremism driving majority of world acts of terror

Religious extremism driving majority of world acts of terror Watch

Middle East

Instead of making humanity more respectful of their fellow man, religion is one of the factors fueling violence and chaos in the world. Religious ...

To raise money for the poor, Pope Francis to raffle gifts

To raise money for the poor, Pope Francis to raffle gifts Watch

Europe

Talking the talk, walking the walk: Pope Francis has done it again. The pontiff is raffling gifts that have been given to him in order to raise ...

ISIS ammo: Deadly terror group can keep fighting for two years, United Nations warns

ISIS ammo: Deadly terror group can keep fighting for two years, United Nations warns Watch

Middle East

It's both a dire warning and lesson to the West when it comes to terrorist organizations.  According to the United Nations, the dreaded ...

The long and painful war against terrorism: 2013-14 the worst years to date

The long and painful war against terrorism: 2013-14 the worst years to date Watch

Middle East

A new report has revealed that the number of people who have been killed by militants across the globe has jumped up more than 60% from 2013, ...

Stripped naked, Indian woman forced to parade on donkey through village

Stripped naked, Indian woman forced to parade on donkey through village Watch

Asia Pacific

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A woman in northern India was stripped naked and paraded through her village on a donkey after being accused of murdering her nephew, according ...

DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY: Two U.S. men flee Thailand after allegedly shipping BABY PARTS overseas

DEPTHS OF DEPRAVITY: Two U.S. men flee Thailand after allegedly shipping BABY PARTS overseas Watch

Asia Pacific

It's too early for Christmas - but two American men are on the run after a grisly package that they allegedly shipped from Thailand made it back ...

'I am ready to die, 'Honduran priest says of his human rights' work

'I am ready to die, 'Honduran priest says of his human rights' work Watch

Americas

Keenly aware of the fate of his predecessor, radio marketing director Carlos Mejia Orellana stabbing death, Father Ismael Moreno says his human ...

One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns

One group fights to save the lives of thousands of newborns Watch

Asia Pacific

An ongoing campaign in Nepal to cut down on the number of newborn deaths is being carried out by thousands of volunteers, aided by the U.S. ...

Russia could destabilize Eastern Europe if Ukraine left unchecked, Merkel warns

Russia could destabilize Eastern Europe if Ukraine left unchecked, Merkel warns Watch

Europe

It's exceedingly tough talk from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She says that Russia's annexation of Crimea and subsequent destabilization of ...

Terrorist threat remains relevant in Egypt

Terrorist threat remains relevant in Egypt Watch

Africa

Egypt is likely to become a favorite target among militant Islamist groups. The alleged interference of Marsha al Sissi coupled with his ...

The United Arab Emirates just named these two American organizations as terrorists!

The United Arab Emirates just named these two American organizations as terrorists! Watch

Middle East

It came as somewhat of a shock to two Islamic groups in the United States when they found that they were recently included in a list of terrorist ...

Time to face the music! Priest who abused a 14-year-old girl extradited to the United States

Time to face the music! Priest who abused a 14-year-old girl extradited to the United States Watch

Asia Pacific

A Catholic priest was extradited to the United States from India in order to face sexual abuse charges from ten years ago.