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Syrian refugees facing extreme hardship as blizzards hit region

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees are enduring blizzards, biting winds and freezing rain as the worst winter storm for decades sweeps across the Middle East.<p>Aid agencies are warning of extreme hardship, particularly among families living in flimsy tents.<p>The United Nations has said it is …

Pope Francis trades skullcaps with Boston College students

Two Boston College students studying in Rome came away with a precious memento after an up-close encounter with Pope Francis.<p>Katie Rich, of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Ethan Mack, of Portland, Maine, got to the Vatican early enough on Wednesday to grab a spot along the barricades for an audience …

Snow turns to rain, ice a concern after deadly storm slams Northeast

Temperatures were rising Sunday across the Northeast, causing heavy snowfall to turn into rain and making the roads slick with ice.<p>According to MyFoxBoston.com, snow showers dwindled and heavy rain was falling on top of the snow that had accumulated overnight. Car accidents were reported across the …

John Kerry returns to Vietnam to bolster US ties with south-east Asia

Forty-four years after first setting foot in the country, as a young naval officer, John Kerry returned to Vietnam on Saturday, this time as America's secretary of state, offering security assurances and seeking to promote democratic and economic reform.<p>Making his 14th trip to the south-east Asian …

How Murray won over Dems

President Barack Obama was on the phone repeatedly with Sen. Patty Murray during the high-stakes budget talks and asked how he could help.<p>Murray’s response: I got this.<p>The veteran Washington Democrat, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, had quietly and methodically built a close relationship …

Snow in Cairo Is a Winter Nightmare

Egypt is rarely predictable, which is why it wasn't surprising to see snow in the desert this weekend. By Friday morning, social media had gone mad with pictures of an Egyptian winter wonderland, but these photos didn't show the new problems the snow...<p><i>Image by Maha Salem.</i><p>Egypt is rarely …