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Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod’s end

A nun carries a relic of late Pontiff Paul VI during the beatification ceremony and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues celebrated by Pope Francis, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.  AP PHOTO

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council, which Paul oversaw and implemented.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Report: South Korean manager commits suicide to apologize for concert tragedy

South Korean National Forensic Service members check a broken ventilation grate after concert goers fell through it into an underground parking area below in Seongnam City, south of Seoul, on Oct 17, 2014. PHOTO/AFP

A South Korean official who committed suicide after a pop concert accident left 16 people dead, had posted a Twitter message apologizing for the tragedy, just minutes before he was found dead.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

World vows Ebola action as second US case stirs fears

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World leaders declared the Ebola outbreak the worst global health emergency in years, as President Barack Obama vowed a “much more aggressive” response to the spreading virus, which has killed nearly 4,500 people.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

China police hold activists ‘over Hong Kong interview’

In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 photo, a protester holds an umbrella during a performance on a main road in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty in Hong Kong.  AP

Chinese police have detained two Beijing activists who took part in a Hong Kong pro-democracy march, a friend said Monday, the latest confirmation of dozens of arrests over the protests.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pistorius back in court for sentencing

In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. AP File photo.

Fallen Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius returned to court Monday, with his top-flight legal team expected to argue for a non-custodial sentence after his conviction on the equivalent of manslaughter charges.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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