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Pope’s anti-slavery drive gets multifaith support

In this picture taken on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, the head of the pontifical academy, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the Vatican. AP

Religious leaders from a half-dozen faiths signed a new Vatican initiative Tuesday to end modern-day slavery by 2020, declaring that human trafficking, organ trafficking and forced labor and prostitution are crimes against humanity.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bomb rips through Pakistan market, killing at least 81

A Pakistani man comforts another mourning for a family member who died in a bomb blast, at local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Senior police officer Wazir Khan Nasir said the bomb went off in a Shiite Muslim-dominated residential suburb of the city of Quetta. Residents rushed the victims to three different hospitals. AP/Arshad Butt

A bomb hidden in a water tank ripped through a crowded vegetable market in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in a southwestern Pakistani city Saturday, killing at least 81 people, officials said.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »