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Thousands dead in Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years

Thousands dead in Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years Watch

Asia Pacific

Thousands are reported dead, and many more people remain unaccounted for after a devastating earthquake in Nepal. In the capital city of ...

ISIS does the unexpected in latest shocking execution images

ISIS does the unexpected in latest shocking execution images Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New images claim to show ISIS militants showing compassion. Two accused gay men were set to be stoned to death, however, prior to the stoning, their ...

Terrorist attack plans AGAINST THE VATICAN unveiled during police raids in Italy

Terrorist attack plans AGAINST THE VATICAN unveiled during police raids in Italy Watch

Europe

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An al-Qaeda-linked terror cell, who once had direct contact with Osama bin Laden and planned an attack on the Vatican, has been uncovered and broken ...

North African immigrants flooding Italy - as many as 200,000 could be there in a year

North African immigrants flooding Italy - as many as 200,000 could be there in a year Watch

Europe

Italy has become a gateway for many African and Middle Easterners fleeing their war-torn lands for peace and prosperity. It is estimated that as ...

White House admits fault: Two hostages accidentally killed in U.S. drone strike

White House admits fault: Two hostages accidentally killed in U.S. drone strike Watch

Middle East

A U.S. counterterrorism operation targeting an al Qaeda compound in January accidentally killed two innocent hostages, including one American. ...

First U.S. Hispanic Saint: Pope Francis to canonize Junipero Serra during U.S. visit

First U.S. Hispanic Saint: Pope Francis to canonize Junipero Serra during U.S. visit Watch

Americas

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Pope Francis and the Vatican have announced plans to canonize the Blessed Junipero Serra during the Pope's visit to the United States on September ...

Two thousand Indian girls killed daily due to preference for male children

Two thousand Indian girls killed daily due to preference for male children Watch

Asia Pacific

By Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's ...

U.S. warships monitoring Iranian traffic off coast of Yemen

U.S. warships monitoring Iranian traffic off coast of Yemen Watch

Middle East

The United States has deployed warships to Yemen in order to monitor nearby Iranian vessels. Officials say this gives America "options" on how it ...

Obianuju Ekeocha Files Special Report From Nigeria: Protecting God's Gifts of Life and Family

Obianuju Ekeocha Files Special Report From Nigeria: Protecting God's Gifts of Life and Family Watch

Africa

By Ms Obianuju Ekeocha and Most Reverend Emmanuel Badejo

In response to the encroaching Culture of Death, the increasing violation of the sanctity of human life around the world, and in line with Pope ...

Pope urges Christians and Jews to UNITE to defeat persecution in Europe

Pope urges Christians and Jews to UNITE to defeat persecution in Europe Watch

Europe

Meeting with a 30-member delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis, Pope Francis said that European Christians and Jews must stand together ...

Money running out, Greek government orders raid on government coffers

Money running out, Greek government orders raid on government coffers Watch

Europe

The Greek government has ordered a mandatory transfer of cash reserves from state-owned enterprises to the central bank. The action is a frantic ...

Tensions mount between U.S. and Iran over nuclear talks, Yemen

Tensions mount between U.S. and Iran over nuclear talks, Yemen Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

On April 18 Iran marked its national Army Day with a military parade with intent to intimidate and threaten the west, especially the U.S. and ...

HISTORIC MEETING: Pope Francis meets with rabbis to decry growing anti-Semitism in Europe

HISTORIC MEETING: Pope Francis meets with rabbis to decry growing anti-Semitism in Europe Watch

Europe

Pope Francis met in the Vatican with a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis, the first time a pope has ever met with the ...

ISIS takes over government functions: Birth certificates, vaccinations, 'till death do us part...

ISIS takes over government functions: Birth certificates, vaccinations, 'till death do us part... Watch

Middle East

Islamic State, as in the nightmarish dictatorial regimes of past and present - Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy and present day North Korea ...

13-year-old Indian girl, forced into arranged marriage, seeks help from school principal with touching letter

13-year-old Indian girl, forced into arranged marriage, seeks help from school principal with touching letter Watch

Asia Pacific

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Begging for help, a 13-year-old girl from India wrote to her school principal after failing to convince her own parents not to have her married ...

CHINESE BEAT COLUMBUS: Bronze artifacts suggest East Asia traded with New World 2,600 years ago

CHINESE BEAT COLUMBUS: Bronze artifacts suggest East Asia traded with New World 2,600 years ago Watch

Asia Pacific

According to a series of bronze artifacts found at the "Rising Whale" site in Cape Espenberg, Alaska, trade was taking place between East Asia ...

Diabolical new ISIS video shows two groups of Christians brutally executed

Diabolical new ISIS video shows two groups of Christians brutally executed Watch

Africa

In a malefic new Islamist State video, two separate groups of Christians are seen being led bound before being executed. The victims are thought ...

ISIS destroys Christian graves as part of horrific religious purge

ISIS destroys Christian graves as part of horrific religious purge Watch

Middle East

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS continuously commits heinous acts waging purge and terror against other religions, documented through photos and videos shared online. Recently, ...

Muslim migrants threw Nigerian and Ghana Christians overboard, police say

Muslim migrants threw Nigerian and Ghana Christians overboard, police say Watch

Europe

Muslims among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat killed 12 fellow passengers by throwing them overboard because they were ...

Israeli Prime Minister warns of second Holocaust in memorial speech

Israeli Prime Minister warns of second Holocaust in memorial speech Watch

Middle East

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

During his speech at a Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem for a commemorative event, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared ...

Rare phenomenon 'worm rainfall' observed in Norway, scientists still baffled

Rare phenomenon 'worm rainfall' observed in Norway, scientists still baffled Watch

Europe

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thousands of earthworms were observed falling from the sky across the southern part of Norway, which still baffles the scientists. The rare ...

Archaeologists amazingly uncover potential oldest tools in the world

Archaeologists amazingly uncover potential oldest tools in the world Watch

Africa

By Hannah Raissa Marfil (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The oldest tools known to man was created about to 3.4 million years ago. Recent findings stated that the tools found at the archaeological site, ...

Muslim migrants arrested for throwing Christians off vessel, victims feared dead

Muslim migrants arrested for throwing Christians off vessel, victims feared dead Watch

Middle East

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Fifteen Muslim migrants from Sicily were arrested after being accused of throwing 12 Christians overboard as they cross from Libya to Italy last ...

Islamic State may have trouble infiltrating Morocco. Six jihadists detained for plotting terrorist attacks

Islamic State may have trouble infiltrating Morocco. Six jihadists detained for plotting terrorist attacks Watch

Africa

At least six members of a terrorist cell that had ties to the Islamic State were arrested in Morocco, Moroccan authorities announced on Monday.

Israeli Jews remember Holocaust in remarkable way on 70th anniversary of Nazi death camp liberation (PHOTOS)

Israeli Jews remember Holocaust in remarkable way on 70th anniversary of Nazi death camp liberation (PHOTOS) Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

People all across Israel came to a complete standstill for two-minutes to mark the Holocaust memorial day.

Dead Sea dying as the River Jordan dries up

Dead Sea dying as the River Jordan dries up Watch

Middle East

The Dead Sea, the famed Biblical body of water tread by prophets and kings, is increasingly endangered by enormous sinkholes. Coupled with the ...

Pakistani Christian boy dies after being set on fire by Muslims

Pakistani Christian boy dies after being set on fire by Muslims Watch

Asia Pacific

Fourteen-year-old Nauman Masih, a Pakistani Christian boy has died five days after being set on fire by two Muslim men. Nauman was set on fire in ...

Pope Francis is part of 'evil front' against Turkey, prime minister declares

Pope Francis is part of 'evil front' against Turkey, prime minister declares Watch

Europe

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused Pope Francis of being part of an "evil front" plotting against his country. The Pope used the term ...