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Pope Francis Says He Might Retire

In little-noticed remarks aboard the papal plane this week, the pontiff said he wouldn’t rule out following Pope Benedict XVI’s path.<p>Pope Francis …

Six elderly people in China kill themselves 'before burial ban'

Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.<p>China has a tradition dating back thousands of years of ancestor worship, which usually requires families to bury their …

Courts challenge Native American land rights | US & Canada

<b>Narragansett Indian Reservation, United States -</b> On an unmarked country road in New England, a faded sign welcomes visitors to the Narragansett Indian Wetuomuck Community Village. But what lies ahead is more akin to a graveyard. Instead of the community promised by the sign, 12 empty homes sit in a …

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

Thai Coup Leaders Are Suddenly Not Fans of Protesting

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Days after the Thai military ousted the government in a coup, the self-appointed leaders are working …

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Libyan jets bomb armed groups in Benghazi

Libyan jets have bombed bases of armed groups in Benghazi as part of a self-declared campaign by a renegade former general to purge the North African country of religious hardline militias.<p>A Reuters witness and an air force official in Benghazi said two jets bombed a base belonging to the February …

Boko Haram kills 33 security personnel in Nigeria attacks, sources say

Militants with Islamist terror group Boko Haram killed at least 33 security personnel in attacks this week on a military base and a police station in northeastern Nigeria's Yobe state, security sources said Wednesday.<p>Monday night's attacks in the town of Buni Yadi killed 18 soldiers and 15 police, …

Muslim rebels attack Central African Rep. church

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Muslim rebels stormed a Catholic church compound in the capital of Central African Republic on Wednesday, …