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Pope brings message of religious, ethnic dialogue to Asia

January 12, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Sri Lankan woman walks past a portrait of Joseph Vaz at a church decorated to celebrate the visit of Pope Francis in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Less than a week after its longtime president was surprisingly voted out of office, Sri Lanka welcomes Pope Francis on Tuesday, with the island nation’s [&hellip...

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Pakistani school reopens after Taliban massacre of students

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Pakistani army soldiers check vehicles near the Army Public School which was targeted by Taliban militants last year, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Children and staff returned to the school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban gunmen nearly...

Divers retrieve 1 of 2 black boxes from crashed AirAsia jet

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Indonesian people look at the wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed in the Java Sea at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. Divers returned to the water Monday hoping to locate the black boxes from the crashed AirAsia plane...

Muslim man hailed for life-saving courage during Paris siege

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This is a Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 file photo of a security officer directs released hostages after they stormed a kosher market to end a hostage situation, Paris. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris...

France hunts suspect, prepares for mass anti-terrorism rally

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

People hold bouquet of flowers as a French police officer tries to maintain the mob during a demonstration outside a kosher grocery store where four hostages were killed on Friday in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of people marched...

Kerry in India to push commercial ties with US

January 11, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reacts to the blustery weather on arrival in Munich, Germany on Saturday Jan. 10, 2015. Kerry was to meet Sultan Qaboos of Oman in Munich before traveling on to India. (AP Photo/Rick Wilking. Pool) AHMEDABAD, India (AP) —...

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa concedes defeat in presidential vote

January 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A Supporter holds a poster of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa as she celebrates at the end of voting in the presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka,Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Words read ” Commoners Leader” in Sinhalese. Election monitors...

French police hunt gunmen who killed 12 at weekly newspaper

January 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

French soldiers patrol at the Eiffel Tower after a shooting at a French satirical newspaper, in Paris, France, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. France reinforced security at houses of worship, stores, media offices and transportation after masked gunmen stormed the...

Worth 1,000 words: Cartoonists draw for slain colleagues

January 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A cartoon tribute drawn by MacLeod was released in solidarity with those killed in an attack at the Paris offices of the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo after masked gunmen stormed their offices on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. As if to prove that pens are mightier...

As families grieve, China manages public emotions

January 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

A woman, third from left, grieves as she is comforted by other relatives of a New Year’s Eve stampede victim at the site of the tragic accident in Shanghai, China Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the...