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UK queen calls for harmony in Christmas message

December 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on UK queen calls for harmony in Christmas message

Britain’s Princess Harry leaves after attending the British royal family’s traditional Christmas Day church service at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, England, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II used her traditional Christmas broadcast Thursday to call for reconciliation...

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Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

December 25, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

FILE – In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In a letter published online Wednesday, Dec. 24. 2014, by the New England Journal of Medicine,...

Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

December 25, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas

A Palestinian dressed as Santa Claus holds balloons at Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014....

Graying Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-US tension

December 24, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Graying Cold War fugitives spawn potential Cuba-US tension

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, U.S. citizen William Potts Jr. center, holds the hand of his wife Aime Quesada as they leave their home in Havana, Cuba. Potts Jr., a self-styled black militant who hijacked a Piedmont Airlines flight en route...

Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

December 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project

Residents burn tires at a blockade on the Pan-American highway during the groundbreaking day of the $50 billion transoceanic waterway construction project predicted to rival the Panama Canal, in Managua, Nicaragua, Monday, Dec. 22. 2014. The groundbreaking...

Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

December 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives

In this Dec. 20, 2014 photo, Cuba’s head of North American affairs, Josefina Vidal, front row center, embraces Gerardo Hernandez, member of “The Cuban Five,” at the closing from a twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in...

Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

December 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats

Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion of an audience with the Holy See’s employees at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) VATICAN CITY (AP) — To the Catholic Church’s “seven deadly...

UN Security Council takes up N. Korea’s human rights

December 23, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on UN Security Council takes up N. Korea’s human rights

China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at the United Nations headquarters. The U.N. Security Council placed North Korea’s bleak human rights situation on its agenda Monday, a...

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

December 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

People attend a church service to remember eight children who were killed in the Cairns suburb of Manoora, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. Mersane Warria, 37, was charged with eight counts of murder in a bedside hearing at a hospital in the northern city of...

Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat

December 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off on Nigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat

FILE – In this Sunday, May 11, 2014 file photo, A soldier and government officials inspects the bridge that link Nigeria and Cameroon following an attacked by Islamic militants in Gambaru, Nigeria. Thousands of members of Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic...