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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Obianuju Ekeocha on the Strong Winds of Public Moral Opinion

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights? Obianuju Ekeocha on the Strong Winds of Public Moral Opinion Watch

Africa

By Obianuju Ekeocha

The sexual revolution is upon us and it is cruel and it is ugly and it is strong just as it is blood thirsty. Within its regime, women are ...

Pope Francis on the Resurrection: Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead?

Pope Francis on the Resurrection: Why Do You Seek the Living Among the Dead? Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

This week is the week of joy, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. It is a true, profound joy, based on the certainty that Christ is now ...

More than 400 people perish in South Sudan's Unity state

More than 400 people perish in South Sudan's Unity state Watch

Africa

The targeted killing of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan's Unity state has been denounced as an "abomination" by the United States. The White ...

Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation

Human right organizations in Algeria highlight shrinking freedoms in nation Watch

Africa

Human rights organizations have highlighted the shrinking freedoms throughout the African nation of Algeria. The Brakat Movement, which ...

Made to order: China's Shandong Airlines gives Boeing $4.6 billion order

Made to order: China's Shandong Airlines gives Boeing $4.6 billion order Watch

Asia Pacific

China is a nation on the move, literally. Wishing to spread its growing industrial superiority worldwide, China's Shandong Airlines has said ...

Dozens of people injured in riots in Tizi Ouzou

Dozens of people injured in riots in Tizi Ouzou Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Dozens of people have been injured in riots at Tizi Ouzo, which is east of the capital of Algiers in Algeria. The unrest erupted after ...

Hundreds of unarmed men, women and children slaughtered in South Sudanese village

Hundreds of unarmed men, women and children slaughtered in South Sudanese village Watch

Africa

In some of the worst violence yet in the world's newest nations, hundreds of unarmed men, women and children were slaughtered by rebels in the ...

Fifteen soldiers killed in Kabylia as reorganized terrorist groups go on attack

Fifteen soldiers killed in Kabylia as reorganized terrorist groups go on attack Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Two days after the reelection of 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a fourth term, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM, ...

China set to become the world's largest Christian nation

China set to become the world's largest Christian nation Watch

Asia Pacific

In nearly every human respect, China is the world's biggest. It's the world's most populous country, the world's largest English speaking nation, and ...

Nation holds breath over fate of 100 kidnapped schoolgirls

Nation holds breath over fate of 100 kidnapped schoolgirls Watch

Africa

More than one hundred Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after a brazen nighttime kidnapping believed to have been carried out by the Islamist ...

Christians, Muslims fight to the death in besieged Central African Republic town

Christians, Muslims fight to the death in besieged Central African Republic town Watch

Africa

The village of Boda in the Central African Republic stands as stark testimony to the anarchy that has gripped one of the African continent's ...

Urbi Et Orbi: Pope Francis Gives Easter Message to the City and the World

Urbi Et Orbi: Pope Francis Gives Easter Message to the City and the World Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and ...

Pope Francis Easter Vigil Homily: Where is My Galilee? Encountering Jesus

Pope Francis Easter Vigil Homily: Where is My Galilee? Encountering Jesus Watch

Europe

By Pope Francis

Galilee is the place where they were first called, where everything began! To return there, to return to the place where they were originally ...

Palestinian Christians prevented from Easter pilgrimage to Jerusalem since 1967

Palestinian Christians prevented from Easter pilgrimage to Jerusalem since 1967 Watch

Middle East

Palestinian Christians feel the sting of segregation acutely during Holy Week. Strict, Israeli restrictions on movement prevents their access to ...

BIGGEST IN THE WORLD: Saudi Arabia determined to build world's tallest building

BIGGEST IN THE WORLD: Saudi Arabia determined to build world's tallest building Watch

Middle East

Not be outdone, Saudi Arabia is vowing to build the world's tallest building. Said structure, called the Kingdom Tower, heads into construction ...

LOCH NESS MONSTER - FOUND? Amazing new photos appear

LOCH NESS MONSTER - FOUND? Amazing new photos appear Watch

Europe

Cutting-edge technology may have just added credence to a long-standing legend in Scotland's Loch Ness. A satellite orbiting Earth and using ...

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease

Andromeda Strain? Ebola outbreak in West Africa is new strain of disease Watch

Africa

A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, a virulent incurable disease where the body's internal organs "melt" in ongoing in West Africa. To date, ...

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated

China's price for progress: One fifth of its soil found contaminated Watch

Asia Pacific

China leap into an economic powerhouse has come at a very heavy price. A recent study has found that a fifth of China's soil is contaminated. ...

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual

SELF TORTURE: Disregarding church, Filipino faithful flagellate themselves in bloody ritual Watch

Asia Pacific

Their practices are not condoned by the Catholic Church - who says it takes away from the real meaning behind Lent. Regardless, Filipino men don ...

Massive earthquake shake Mexico: Was it foretold by oarfish?

Massive earthquake shake Mexico: Was it foretold by oarfish? Watch

Americas

One of the strongest earthquakes over the past several years has rumbled through Mexico. According to the Mexican Seismological Institute, the ...

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria

IMPLACABLE EVIL: Militant Muslim group Boko Haram terrorizes Nigeria Watch

Africa

Boko Haram, whose name means that "Western education is sin" in the native Hausa language of Nigeria, has leaped once again into international ...

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment

Algerian presidential election ends in violence, much disappointment Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

The Algerian presidential election ended in accusations, invectives and violence. The disappointment here is palpable: Elderly and infirm ...

AL-QAEDA ALIVE: 'We must eliminate the cross ... The bearer of the cross is America!'

AL-QAEDA ALIVE: 'We must eliminate the cross ... The bearer of the cross is America!' Watch

Middle East

"This is quite an extraordinary video," terrorist experts Paul Cruickshank says. There's another word for it: absolutely horrifying. In the ...

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue

Speaking out: Reporters Without Borders tell U.S. Secretary Kerry about Algeria's issue Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry made a two-day visit to Algiers on the second and third day of April. Kerry touched down in the ...

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy

Vowing not to repeat mistakes of Arab Spring, Mauritanians forge new democracy Watch

Africa

For the first time, the African nation of Mauritania is in the position to lay down the foundations of a democratic government. That nation's ...

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups

Africa's Sahel region still under iron fist of terrorist groups Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Composed of the nations of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, the Sahel region of Africa remains under the stranglehold of several ...

Suffering, dying in silence: Syrian Christians face arduous holy week

Suffering, dying in silence: Syrian Christians face arduous holy week Watch

Middle East

The assassination of Dutch Jesuit Fr. Frans van der Lugt, shot to death by an unknown assailant at his base in Homs, Syria on April 7 has cast a ...

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint

Militant Muslims abduct more than 100 schoolgirls at gunpoint Watch

Africa

Over a hundred female students have been abducted by gunmen at a government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. The mass kidnapping is believed ...