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Pope’s sex abuse commission alarmed by spanking comment

February 8, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Cardinal Sean Patrick O’Malley arrives for a meeting of a Vatican commission on sex abuse, at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Members of Pope Francis’ sex abuse commission have sharply criticized his remarks that it was OK for parents to spank their children, saying there is no place for physical discipline of children and [&hellip...

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Islamic State says airstrike killed US hostage, US skeptical

February 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

CORRECTS PHOTO CREDIT TO JO. L. KEENER In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in...

Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

February 7, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Relatives from mainland China react as they watch divers recover bodies at the site of a commercial plane crash in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. TransAsia Airways Flight 235 clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the...

Taiwan plane crash survivor says engine ‘did not feel right’

February 6, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

The main fuselage from TransAsia Airways Flight 235 is hoisted away in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The commercial plane, with 58 people aboard, clipped a bridge shortly after takeoff and crashed into a river in the island’s capital of Taipei...

Rocket fire kills at least 5 near hospital in Donetsk

February 5, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this screen shot made available by RU-RTR, medical personnel look out of a door of clinic 27, damaged after shelling, in Donetsk, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Heavy shelling in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon...

Cuba publishes first photos of Fidel Castro in 5 months

February 4, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

Student leader Randy Perdomo Garcia shows a picture of his meeting with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015. Cuba has published the first photos of Fidel Castro in five months, showing the 88-year-old former leader engaged in...

Australia stocks jump, currency slumps after rate cut

February 3, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street address carved in the side of a building, in New York. Global stocks struggled on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, after Chinese manufacturing weakened, though European markets were stable after France...

Mexican opium farmers expand plots to supply US heroin boom

February 3, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 26, 2015 photo, villagers gather to talk with Associated Press journalists about their communities and dependence on growing opium to make a living in the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains of Guerrero state, Mexico. Many farmers say they would like...

Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

February 2, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 photo, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks up during a Diet session at the upper house of Parliament in Tokyo as his government is working closely with Jordan to save a Japanese hostage taken by the Islamic State...

Extremists attack biggest city in northeast Nigeria

February 2, 2015 • World NewsComments (0)

In this photo taken Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, villagers sit on the back of a small truck as they and others flee the recent violence near the city of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria’s Adamawa state,...