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Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

September 24, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – This March 15, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, papal nuncio for the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Vatican says it has put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest following allegations he sexually abused young boys in the Caribbean country. Josef Wesolowski has already...

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Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

September 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Dalil Boras, a 19-year-old Kurdish militant who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, speaks to the Associated Press in Suruc, Turkey, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Dalil brought his family over the border to Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the...

Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

September 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Dozens of Turkish hostages seized by Islamic militants in Iraq three months ago were freed and safely returned to...

Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

September 21, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

People offer water to a Syrian refugee at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of...

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown

September 20, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across...

Brown credited with turning Scot independence tide

September 20, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and NO campaigner in Scotland’s Independence Referendum meets pupils at Kelty Primary school Kelty Scotland Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum...

Asian stocks mostly down after Fed meeting

September 18, 2014 • Business, World NewsComments Off

Specialist Jason Hardzewicz, left, and trader Michael Zicchinolfi work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Financial markets are awaiting the end of a Federal Reserve meeting Wednesday to see whether the Fed sends any...

Fijians go to polls after 8 years of military rule

September 17, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Nov. 7, 2013 file photo, Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, center, attends the opening of a picnic park in Suva, Fiji. Thousands of Fijians are eagerly awaiting their first chance to vote in nearly eight years Wednesday in...

6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

September 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Fighters from the Azov volunteer battalion arrive on rotation from the front line in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday — the worst...

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

September 16, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

Top from left, Jordanian Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Khaled al Hamad, Foreign Minister of United Arab Emirats sheik Abdullah Bin Zayed al Nahyan, unidentified, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Norwegian Foreign Borge Brendem, front row...