Pope Francis ditches lunch with Congressmen, to eat with 300 homeless people in Washington

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September 24, 2015 12:41 pm

Pope Francis could have lunch anywhere he likes in Washington on Thursday. He’s going to share it with homeless people. He might even help to serve the meal. The pontiff will ...

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly too adopt a Syrian child

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September 23, 2015 11:30 am

The enviably perfect family of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is reportedly set to add a new member soon. Jolie and Pitt are claimed to be in the final stages of the adoption process...

India's tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

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September 02, 2015 02:31 pm

BANKA, India, Aug 31, 2015 (AFP) - Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her new-found wealth, thanks to...

Crashed Indonesian plane was carrying $500,000 in cash

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August 17, 2015 06:10 pm

(REUTERS) An Indonesian passenger plane that crashed with 54 people on board in Papua province was carrying cash worth around $470,000 for remote villages, a post office spokesman ...

Chinese dragon losing its shine for foreign firms

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August 10, 2015 05:19 pm

Beijing (AFP) - The once irresistible allure of the Chinese market to foreign multinationals is losing some of its lustre as slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy hi...

Taliban suicide blast at Kabul airport 'kills five'

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August 10, 2015 05:10 pm

Kabul (AFP) - At least five people were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide car bomber struck near the entrance of Kabul's international airport, the latest in a wave of lethal bo...

South Korea condemns North over land mine blast, vows retaliation

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August 10, 2015 05:03 pm

REUTERS South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarised Zone border that woun...

The Most Dangerous Place for Afghanistan’s First Female Pilot Is on the Ground

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August 07, 2015 09:43 pm

Niloofa Rahmani’s rapid ascent has been a turbulent one. Her military career took off at the age of 18, when she joined the Afghan Air Force. That was in 2011, the first year wo...

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

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August 07, 2015 09:37 pm

Dhaka (AFP) - A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh t...

French aid worker hostage freed in Yemen

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August 07, 2015 09:35 pm

REUTERS  - A Frenchwoman abducted in Yemen in February has been freed, French authorities said on Friday, adding that her captors had been about to kill her. Development worke...

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