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Baghdad blast turns wedding joy into funeral grief

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Raghda Yaqub was just days away from marriage, but a bombing in east Baghdad meant the 24-year-old Iraqi was buried wearing her wedding dress instead.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 photo Israeli border police officer detain a Palestinian teenager during clashes with Palestinian stone throwers that broke after the funeral of Mohammed Sunokrot in Jerusalem's Old City. While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

While the world’s attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem — and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack Zamboanga City

Government troopers maneuver their Armored Personnel Carrier to reinforce their comrades after an army officer was killed in the ongoing operation against Muslim rebels on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, the 11th day of the standoff in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pope says war no way to address injustice

Pope Francis.   AP FILE PHOTO

War is not the way to address injustice, Pope Francis said Sunday, in comments that appeared to distance himself further from any faith-based justification for US airstrikes in Iraq.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Marcos regime victims relive pain

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It’s a long wait for justice for this elderly claimant in Davao City who was forced to sit down as the long queue for claims processing seemed not to be moving. GERMELINA LACORTE

Dahlia Arnan was only nine years old when soldiers beat up and killed her father, and later let a tank crush his body in the hinterland village of Lutay in Malungon, Sarangani province, in 1985 at the tail-end of the dictatorial rule of Ferdinand Marcos.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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