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The Catholic Church performed a country-wide exorcism on Mexico

The extreme violence, high number of abortions, and criminality associated with drug cartels prompted the church to carry out this unique kind of exorcism.<p>The special ritual took place last month in the cathedral of San Luis Potosí and Cardinal Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, the archbishop emeritus of …

Malaysian hijacked oil tanker rescued, pirates flee

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pirates who hijacked a Malaysian oil tanker last week have fled on the ship's lifeboat after being pursued by a …

Europe fails to get a deal on Greece

Another deadline, another day without a deal.<p>European officials and the International Monetary Fund have failed to strike a deal on Greece's bailout program, bringing the country one step closer to a dangerous default and potential exit from the eurozone.<p>"It is regrettable that too little progress …

New flotilla to Gaza set to sail

At least three boats carrying pro-Palestine activists are preparing to set sail to Gaza in the latest attempt to break Israel’s blockade against the territory.<p>Members of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition in Palermo, Sicily, have told Al Jazeera that final preparations are under way, with the boats …

More Greek talks set to end in deadlock

A last chance to save Greece.<p>Or at least until the next last chance comes along.<p>Eurozone finance ministers met in Luxembourg on Thursday to try and agree a deal that will see Athens get the last 7.2-billion-euro tranche of bailout aid<p>Expectations are low, as Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen …

Europe

David Cameron invites Egypt's Sisi to London after Morsi death sentence

The British government has defended its decision to extend an invitation to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the day after his administration condemned the ousted leader to death<p>The British government has defended its decision to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to London the day after …

U.S. training for Syrian rebels moving slower than expected: Pentagon | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. effort to build a moderate Syrian opposition force that can stand up to Islamic State rebels is moving more slowly than expected due to complications vetting volunteers and bringing them out of Syria for training, the Pentagon said on Thursday.<p>Rebel fighters from …

Man pleads guilty to charge over noose on Ole Miss statue

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal prosecutor said in court Thursday that Graeme Phillip Harris hatched a plan, after a night of drinking at a University …

Zimbabwe youth feel corruption’s sting | Reuters

BULAWYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mikah Mbewe performed dismally in his high school examinations and decided the next best thing to make sure he could find a good job was to get a driver’s license.<p>He has been trying for three years without success.<p>“I just don’t have the money,” the …

Here's why Israel is helping Qatar aid Hamas in the Gaza Strip

A year after the war that devastated the Gaza Strip, Israel is apparently helping Qatar — which does not have official diplomatic relations with Israel — partner with the Islamist movement and longstanding enemy Hamas to rebuild the the territory.<p>"Life is full of contradictions and strange things," …

UN reports 60-million refugees displaced worldwide

More than half the almost 60 million displaced from crises including Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia were children, UNHCR said in its annual Global Trends Report. Syria overtook Afghanistan to become the world’s biggest source of refugees last year, while the number of people forced from their homes …

Melee erupts at Yemen peace talks, underscoring rifts

GENEVA/SANAA (Reuters) - A fistfight erupted on the sidelines of peace talks in Geneva on Thursday between supporters of different warring factions in Yemen, underlining the divisions that have thwarted United Nations efforts broker a truce in the near three-month conflict.<p>Yemeni opponents of the …

Facing Pressure Ahead Of Trade Deal, Malaysia Actually Takes Steps To Improve Human Trafficking Record

WASHINGTON -- The lower house of the Malaysian parliament on Thursday passed an amendment to the country's anti-trafficking law that takes steps towards improving conditions for victims, as the nation faces pressure to improve its record on the issue in order to be included in a trade agreement …

Europe Takes Over Putin TV

Assets from state media seized after Kremlin refuses to pay $50 billion in civil damages.<p>In what is arguably the most significant move against …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

Deadline passes with no sign of mass deportations in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO — The day after a deadline to register with immigration authorities passed, hundreds of thousands of Haitians or their descendants here entered a new limbo Thursday in which they could be subject to deportation if caught by Dominican authorities.<p>But Dominican officials said they would …

Jury deciding sentencing for Marine who killed Iraqi man

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A military jury ruled Thursday that a Marine sergeant twice convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian get no additional …

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Haitians booted from Dominican Republic uncertain of future

FONBAYA, Haiti (AP) — Saint-Soi Souverin sat on a bench resting and thinking about his plight after being uprooted from his longtime home on the …

Across US, over 220 prison escapees listed as on the loose

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts, a murderer who apparently escaped …

Saddam Hussein's tomb destroyed, but Babylon is safe as ISIS targets antiquity

<b>Babylon, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS has smashed priceless ancient statues in Mosul, bulldozed the ruins of Nineveh and Hatra, and dynamited centuries-old churches, mosques and shrines.<p>In a battle between Iraqi forces and ISIS over control of Tikrit recently, the tomb of Saddam Hussein was squashed to …

At Least 25 Dead, 10 Critical After Drinking Illegal Liquor in Mumbai Slum

At least 25 people died at a slum in the Indian city of Mumbai this week after consuming illicit liquor that left 10 others in critical condition at …

UN says 60 million people uprooted due to war and persecution

Hundreds Syrian refugees have passed through the Turkish border town of Akcakale on their way back to Syria.<p>As many as 20,000 fled the nearby Syrian town of Tal Abyad as Kurdish fighters ousted ISIL militants in fierce fighting.<p>Those that fled left everything:“If we don’t get home now, how are we …

Middle East

France's new first lady? Julie Gayet appears at event attended by Hollande

French actor Julie Gayet appeared for the first time on Thursday at an official event attended by President François Hollande, amid speculation that she is being gradually introduced as the nation’s new first lady.<p>Gayet, 43, dressed all in black, stepped out at a ceremony marking the 75th …

France

New Zealand man who pulled out lovers' teeth sentenced to six years

The judge sentencing a New Zealand man who pulled out his lovers’ teeth with pliers because he had a fetish for “gummy” women says his offending was almost like torture.<p>Philip Lyle Hansen, 56, was sentenced to six years in jail in Wellington district court on Friday.<p>In May Hansen was found guilty …

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North Korea claims it has discovered cure for Aids, Ebola, Mers and Sars

Drug developed by North Korean scientists from ginseng and other ingredients touted as panacea for some of world's deadliest diseases<p>North Korea said it has succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed.<p>The authoritarian, impoverished nation – better known for pursuing a nuclear …

North Korea

China's Xi Jinping says poverty is 'nothing to fear' after pesticide deaths

China’s president, Xi Jinping, has told villagers in one of the most deprived areas of the country, where four children killed themselves last week by swallowing pesticide, that poverty is nothing to fear.<p>He made the comments in Huamao, a village in the south-western province of Guizhou, according …

China

Children suffer worsening conditions in Calais's dismal Jungle 2 migrant camp

Growing numbers of unaccompanied children and young people are living in increasingly squalid conditions in a huge makeshift camp for migrants in Calais.<p>More than 3,000 people – including children as young as 12 and 13 – who have fled war, poverty and oppression are living in a sprawling camp known …

Calais

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Fire in a hotel kills 10 in north India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A massive fire raced through a hotel in northern India killing at least 10 people and injuring several others, police said …