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'Baby bishops' get a crash course in the realities of the Church

ROME—During the last week, a group of over 150 bishops who were appointed by Pope Francis during the past year were in Rome to participate in what …

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What You Should Know About What's Happening in Iraq Right Now

The recent offensive launched by the Sunni insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most significant threat to Iraq’s security …

Iraqi Islamists' gains pose challenge to al Qaeda leader

(Reuters) - If the battle in Iraq and Syria were being fought by tycoons rather than jihadis, it might be called a hostile takeover in defiance of the main shareholder that has created a powerful multinational brand with an uncertain future.<p>Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

Iraqi Christians flee homes amid militant push

ALQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Over the past decade, Iraqi Christians have fled repeatedly to this ancient mountainside village, seeking refuge from violence, …

How Iraqi militants are gaming Twitter

The advance of an army used to be marked by war drums. Now it’s marked by volleys of tweets.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Sunni militant group that seized Iraq’s second-largest city last week and is now pledging to take Baghdad, has honed this new technique—most recently posting …

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The ISIS Extremists Causing Havoc in Iraq Are Getting Funds and Recruits From Southeast Asia

Men in balaclavas are cradling Kalashnikovs as they look into a camera, somewhere in Syria. They are university students, businessmen, former …

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3 Muslims killed in Buddhist mob attacks in Sri Lanka

At least three people have been killed and 52 injured after Buddhist mobs rampaged through Muslim areas in southwest Sri Lanka, police say.<p>The outbreak of religious violence followed a large rally Sunday by the Bodu Bala Sena, a hardline Buddhist nationalist group led by monks, in the town of …

Doctors Aren't Sure How To Stop Africa's Deadliest Ebola Outbreak

When an Ebola outbreak lasts for months and continues to show up in new cities, health officials take notice.<p>That's exactly what's happening in West Africa. An outbreak that started in Guinea last February has surged in the past few weeks. It's now the deadliest outbreak since the virus was first …