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World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola

World bank loans $105 million to combat Ebola Watch

Africa

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

The World Bank approved a $105 million grant on Tuesday to speed up delivery of emergency supplies and provide support for healthcare workers in ...

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria

A plea from Christian churches around the world: Stop the genocide in Iraq and Syria Watch

Middle East

Christian leaders throughout the Middle East have called on Muslim governments and religious authorities to condemn the Islamic State for its ...

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul!

ISIS on the run! Kurdish forces on the move towards Mosul! Watch

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken a bridge and several villages around Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, and pushed fighters from ...

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters

Millions displaced from homes due to natural disasters Watch

Europe

By Laura Onita, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 22 million people were forced to flee their homes due to natural disasters last year and the numbers uprooted could increase as urban ...

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him

Pope Francis invites Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet with him Watch

Europe

Pope Francis has reportedly invited the President of China, Xi Jinping to meet with him, either in the Vatican or Beijing. The pontiff wants to ...

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world

Parish dedicated to John Paul II the first in Chinese-speaking world Watch

Asia Pacific

By CNA/EWTN News

The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a ...

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India

Pauline Sisters celebrate their 50 years in Goa, India Watch

Asia Pacific

The Pauline Sisters are due to celebrate their 50 years of presence in Goa, India, this September 20th. Goa is the former headquarters of the ...

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites

China takes fight to internet! Begins banning mail-order bride websites Watch

Asia Pacific

Online bride-shopping websites are being targeted by Chinese and Cambodian authorities in a new anti-human-trafficking initiative, aimed at ...

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola

SECURITY THREAT: U.S. troops to join in fight against Ebola Watch

Africa

West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak has been declared a threat to global security by U.S. President Obama and has since announced a major ...

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say

QUITE A BOAST! North Korea has 'the world's most advantageous human rights system,' leaders say Watch

Asia Pacific

Widely regarded as the most oppressive government on the face of the Earth, a report from North Korean officials heralds that the nation has "the ...

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban

Vietnamese children will be able to be adopted by American parents after six-year ban Watch

Asia Pacific

American parents who wish to adopt children from Vietnam will be able to do again shortly after a six-year ban. However, Vietnamese children who ...

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate

Has Ebola gone airborne? Fears spread that virus could mutate Watch

Africa

Concerns have been raised that the federal government is anticipating a rapid spread of the Ebola virus, as evidenced by the U.S. State ...

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia

Obama declares war on Ebola! 3,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers head to Liberia Watch

Africa

Thousands of U.S. troops will arrive in the West African nation of Liberia as part of President Barack Obama's response to the Ebola outbreak ...

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross

Marriage and Holiness: Pope Marries Twenty Couples on the Exaltation of the Cross Watch

Europe

By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Much of the Press, including circles of the Catholic Press, focused on the unique path which some of the couples followed to the Sacrament of ...

Hundreds of children rescued from Illegal Muslim schools in China

Hundreds of children rescued from Illegal Muslim schools in China Watch

Asia Pacific

Officials in China's Xinjiang region have rescued 190 children and detained 85 people in a series of widespread raids on underground Islamic schools.

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia are married before they turn 18 years of age

Nearly half of all girls in South Asia are married before they turn 18 years of age Watch

Asia Pacific

According to a United Nations report, nearly half of all girls in South Asia marry before they turn age 18. Published by the U.N. children's ...

After devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, Church moves in to construct 25 chapels and emergency shelters

After devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, Church moves in to construct 25 chapels and emergency shelters Watch

Asia Pacific

The social service arm of the archdiocese of Manila is building 25 chapels in areas of the Philippines that were devastated by the super typhoon ...

Refusing responsibility, Hamas admits to using schools, hospitals as 'human shields' in rocket attacks

Refusing responsibility, Hamas admits to using schools, hospitals as 'human shields' in rocket attacks Watch

Middle East

Two weeks after the ceasefire, a Hamas official admits that his organization DID use schools and hospitals in Gaza Strip as "human shields" to ...

Stemming tide of ISIS recruits: Nations work to prevent citizens from joining jihadists

Stemming tide of ISIS recruits: Nations work to prevent citizens from joining jihadists Watch

Middle East

Countries across the globe are disturbed by the high recruitment rates by the Islamic State, who are gathering fighters from all over the world. ...

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Jihadi John beheads David Haines (FULL VIDEO)

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - Jihadi John beheads David Haines (FULL VIDEO)

Middle East

The Islamic State has beheaded David Haines, and threatened to kill another Briton if the British government continues to ally with the United States ...

Born again capitalists? China added 40,000 new millionaires last year

Born again capitalists? China added 40,000 new millionaires last year Watch

Asia Pacific

For a government that is ostensibly communist, China sure is adding a lot more millionaires among its populace. A new study found that China ...

Pope Francis Gives Impassioned Plea for an End to War: What Does it Matter to Me?

Pope Francis Gives Impassioned Plea for an End to War: What Does it Matter to Me? Watch

Europe

With this - What does it matter to me?-  in their hearts, the merchants of war perhaps have made a great deal of money, but their corrupted ...

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - New video surfaces of Islamic State mass execution of 220 Syrian soldiers

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO - New video surfaces of Islamic State mass execution of 220 Syrian soldiers Watch

Middle East

A new video of Islamic State atrocities has surfaced. In this graphic video, Islamic State fighters execute 220 Syrian soldiers en masse.

U.S. step up pressure on Islamic State's illicit oil sales

U.S. step up pressure on Islamic State's illicit oil sales Watch

Middle East

The U.S. Treasury Department says that it plans to step up pressure on the extremist group's illicit oil sales. An integral part of U.S. ...

Islamic Caliphate on the creep: Philippines surrenders Mindanao to Muslims in bid to end violence

Islamic Caliphate on the creep: Philippines surrenders Mindanao to Muslims in bid to end violence Watch

Asia Pacific

Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III submitted to Congress this week the draft bill that should pave the way for the creation of a new, ...

Beheadings? Par for the course in Saudi Arabian courts

Beheadings? Par for the course in Saudi Arabian courts Watch

Middle East

While the on-camera beheadings James Foley and Steven Sotloff by Islamic State jihadists provoked global outrage, the practice remains a routine ...

Islamic State can muster 'between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria'

Islamic State can muster 'between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria' Watch

Middle East

The figures are alarming. At onetime presupposed to only number at 10,000, latest CIA estimates now say that the militant jihadist group Islamic ...

COME PLAY WITH US? Islamic State teaching their kids how to behead yours

COME PLAY WITH US? Islamic State teaching their kids how to behead yours Watch

Middle East

There are a lot of tragedies in Islamic State held territory because tens of thousands of people have been brutally killed. There have been other ...