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Vatican hits back at UN committee for abuse report

Vatican has struck back at a UN human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate and discrediting the UN as a whole<p>The Vatican on Friday criticised a damning UN report on the Catholic Church's handling of child sex abuse cases, …

Christianity

Mexico police find mass grave and severed heads in Michoacan

<b>Mexican police have found a mass grave containing at least 20 bodies in the small municipality of Tinguindin, in troubled western Michoacan state.</b><p>In nearby Zacan, the severed heads of four men were discovered by residents early on Thursday.<p>Vigilante groups began an offensive in the area a month ago …

Left for dead: the mysterious disease killing thousands in Central America

A strange kidney ailment leaves scientists searching for answers<p><i>A sugarcane worker receives treatment for chronic kidney disease at his home in Nicaragua.</i><p>Ed Kashi arrived in Nicaragua last January to shoot some photos for a local nonprofit organization. At the time, it seemed like just another …

Maker Of $1,000 Hepatitis C Pill Looks To Cut Its Cost Overseas

An effective new medicine is developed as a cure for a major disease. The drug company prices the medicine at tens of thousands of dollars for a course of treatment. How can the disease-curing medicine be made accessible to patients who need it, most of whom live in low- and middle-income countries?<p>…

Syria to attend Geneva peace talks as aid agreed for besieged Homs

The Syrian government will participate in the second round of peace talks in Geneva, its foreign minister has announced, as aid operations were due to begin in besieged areas of Homs.<p>"The participation of the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic in the Geneva conference in the second round of …

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Dartmoor tomb treasure hoard uncovered by archaeologists

<b>Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor.</b><p>Prehistoric jewellery, animal pelts and beads made of amber were among the finds about two years ago in the burial chamber.<p>The chamber, known as a cist, was found on Whitehorse …

Indonesian volcano eruption claims lives after villagers allowed to return

The death toll from an Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months rose to 16 on Sunday after rescuers found another charred corpse and a critically injured college student died in a hospital, officials said.<p>Mount Sinabung erupted again Saturday just a day after authorities allowed …

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Tulsa pharmacy faces questions over lethal drug to be used in execution

Lawyers for Missouri death row inmate say secrecy surrounding source of pentobarbital undermines first amendment rights<p>A pharmacy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is under pressure to explain its potential role in an imminent execution 400 miles away in Missouri, where a death row prisoner is due to be …

Family of American detained in North Korea attend State of the Union

The mother and sister of the American who is being held in North Korea, are attending President Obama's State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, hoping to raise awareness for their son and brother, Kenneth Bae.<p>A Christian missionary who was living in China and leading tours to …

US marine faces retrial over killing of Iraqi civilian

The US marine corps is to retry a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case has been overturned twice by military courts in recent years.<p>The military branch determined that the seriousness of the crime warranted a retrial of the case of Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins, who led an …

Did Kim Jong Un Really Execute His Uncle’s Extended Family?

A report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency cites unnamed sources who claim that Kim Jong Un put to death all the relatives of the leader’s uncle, …

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DEA Chief Slams Obama For Pot Remarks: Reports

The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration slammed President Barack Obama this week for saying marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol, according to a report Saturday in the Boston Herald.<p>DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart reportedly told a group of sheriffs at a closed-door conference in …

Ebola escalation could trigger major food crisis

The global famine warning system is predicting a major food crisis if the Ebola outbreak continues to grow exponentially over the coming months, and the United Nations still hasn't reached over 750,000 people in need of food in West Africa as prices spiral and farms are abandoned.<p>On the eve of …

January's Epidemic: 11 School Shootings in 19 Days

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>January 2014 is threatening to become the month when gun violence became a matter of routine in …

US supplies arms to Syrian opposition as Geneva peace talks falter

Syrian regime breaks off participation in talks with opposition, accusing Washington of supporting 'terrorist groups' and lacking interest in peace process<p>The United States has supplied its first significant cache of weapons to "moderate" rebel factions in southern Syria, signalling an escalation …

Middle East

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

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